Signing bonus will be provided to educators hired in critical shortage instruction areas
Detroit Public Schools will host a new Teacher Hiring Fair on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 3–7 p.m. at Hotel St. Regis Detroit, 3071 W. Grand Blvd. Candidates will have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one interviews with current school principals and walk away with conditional offer letters.
To help recruit high-quality educators in critical shortage areas, the district will offer a signing bonus to certified teachers in Aeronautics, Agriculture, Bilingual Instruction, Early Childhood, Horticulture, Math and Science at the secondary level, Social Studies, Special Education and World Languages (Arabic, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Bengali and French).
In addition to critical shortage subjects, DPS is also seeking educators in American Sign Language, Art, English Language Arts, Homeroom, K-8 Math and Science, Music, Secondary Vocational-Day Trade (Nursing, Marketing, Ergo Science) and substitute teachers.
Fingerprinting will be available onsite. Candidates should bring a cashier’s check or money order in the amount of $62.50, payable to: MorphoTrust.
Qualified candidates must be certified teachers, with the exception of Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Robotics, Computer Science and World Languages for grades 9-12. Applicants in these subject areas are only required to hold a bachelor’s degree with a major in the subject, and two or more years of professional experience within the last five years. *World Languages applicants are not required to have two or more years of experience.
Current teachers employed by the district do not need to attend. Candidates interested in filling any teaching position must visit detroitk12.org/employment/ and complete an online application for the appropriate job posting in order to be admitted to the Teacher Hiring Fair. Applicants can also call (313) 873-6897 or (313)240-4377 for more details.