University School of Jackson is West Tennessee's college preparatory school. It offers a challenging curriculum in a nurturing and safe environment. We educate students from Prekindergarten through the 12th Grade. From the child-centered environment in the Lower School to the college advanced placement courses in Upper School, USJ offers students an education that will prepare them for college and success in life.
USJ is a non-denominational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school dedicated to academic excellence and our founding principles of faith, service, and scholarship. Based on a heritage grounded in Judeo-Christian values, we provide an educational environment where students of all ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds are valued and respected. The faculty, administration, and students are empowered to nurture and embrace the Judeo-Christian values and our operating principles. Through the fulfillment of our mission and adherence to these core principles and values, we prepare our graduates to be responsible and informed world citizens.
The University School of Jackson seeks an inspiring, innovative, and inquiry-driven educator to join our team as a 6th grade history teacher beginning in August 2017. Additionally, this team member may be asked to serve as an advisor, and may be asked to contribute to the broader life of the school through coaching and/or sponsoring extracurricular programs.
This individual will:
Be a curious and collaborative lifelong learner dedicated to facilitating and encouraging the growth of students and colleagues.
Provide a learning environment dedicated to World Culture, World Geography and Tennessee History.
Provide meaningful instruction in 6th grade history using a variety of research-based and innovative teaching methods.
Collaborate with colleagues and work to build trust with students, families, and fellow USJ faculty and staff members.
Establish and maintain a safe and positive learning environment and take all reasonable precautions to protect students, facilities, and materials.
Possess strong character with an absolute drive for excellence, a team-oriented spirit, and a commitment to meeting the academic, emotional, and social needs of students.
Motivate student learning and participation while ensuring the integrity of the academic experience.
Commit to teaching in the target language by employing an engaging methodology and teaching approach with a strong command of communicative teaching strategies.
Reflect on one’s teaching practices through a combination of self-reflection and outside feedback.
Employ excellent written and verbal communication skills, including appropriately using technology to communicate with students, parents, and colleagues.
Demonstrate effective time management and collaborative skills.
Follow and comply with written and verbal directions and expectations of the Middle School Director.
Demonstrate cooperation and flexibility in performing other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Requirements also include teaching experience and proficiency with technology. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Founded in 1970, University School of Jackson is West Tennessee's college preparatory school. From the developmental curriculum in the pre-kindergarten program to the Advanced Placement courses in the Upper School, USJ focuses on the needs of the individual student, providing the environment and opportunity for each student to develop his or her potential in academics, athletics, fine arts and lea...dership. USJ is the only independent school between Memphis and Nashville that focuses on preparing students for college. We attract students from throughout West Tennessee, with some traveling an hour or more each day to get to school. Our students routinely win top awards in regional and state academic, athletic, and fine arts competitions.
Students who choose USJ are seeking a college preparatory curriculum with extensive extracurricular programs that provide a high level of participation. An education at USJ prepares students for the most academically selective colleges and scholarships. Our students not only are accepted at a college of their choice, they also find that they are well prepared to succeed in college. USJ students attend college with 95% entering four-year institutions and 5% entering two-year institutions.