Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy’s ground-breaking teaching methods and academically driven students create the ideal learning environment! Designed as a learning laboratory, IMSA allows teachers the flexibility to develop and implement their curriculum among students who are excited and passionate about learning. The State of Illinois funds IMSA, so academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) attend the tuition-free, residential college preparatory program. For the 2023-2024 Academic school year, IMSA is accepting a small number of tuition-paying students from outside Illinois. This allows students from all different backgrounds to collaborate, innovate, and learn in this unique environment.
All current openings will support IMSA’s Diversity Stance by ensuring the delivery of quality, equitable, and inclusive constituent-centered support while promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that embraces the diversity of people and perspectives collaborating at IMSA to ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.
The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive teaching and learning environment. Through a model of Equity and Excellence, IMSA has committed to advancing equity in STEM education and representation and creating a diverse, inclusive community of global citizens who can realize their full potential and execute our mission to advance the human condition. Explore open faculty positions:
As a state-funded institution, IMSA’s comprehensive employment benefits are provided by the State of Illinois. Our fiscal year for employment benefits runs from July 1 – June 30. The State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) provides retirement benefits.
IMSA's mission is to ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition. At IMSA, you will be a part of a diverse community that promotes curiosity and exploration. Through unique and immersive learning experiences, you’ll be able to inspire the next generation of leaders and change-makers.
IMSA serves over 650 academically-gifted 10th to 12th-grade students from across Illinois. Students accepted to IMSA must show a strong history of academic success and the maturity to live on our residential campus. IMSA is tuition-free, with no charge for room and board for Illinois students.
IMSA is located in suburban Aurora, conveniently off I-88. Our 90-acre campus provides students with a safe living and learning environment within a short driving distance of the City of Chicago.
President, Dr. Evan M. Glazer
Dr. Glazer joined the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy on July 1, 2021, bringing a wealth of education experience at both the secondary and university levels. A native of Illinois, he has deep expertise in leading high-performing, specialized secondary STEM schools with rigorous academic programs, including Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and Roanoke Valley Governor’s School for Science and Technology. Being raised in the Midwest, Evan is a student of STEM, and leading a STEM school is part of his core experience and identity. Read More…