University School of Nashville invites qualified candidates to apply for a full time position teaching high school English. Responsibilities include teaching five sections of high school English courses, serving as an advisor to approximately ten students, participating collegially in meetings and initiatives of the English department and of the high school faculty, and taking an active role in the life of the school community.
Qualifications include at least a bachelor’s degree in English or a closely related field, high school or college teaching experience, the ability to teach a range of learning levels and styles, an appreciation for high school students, and experience in a diverse school community. Expertise in one or more areas of world literature is preferred. Experience in curriculum development and revision are further qualifications for an ideal candidate. A successful candidate believes that students and teachers share in creating a vibrant space for learning and discovery.
University School of Nashville is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational day school with enrollment of 1,050 students kindergarten through twelfth grade. In 1915, the George Peabody College for Teachers opened Peabody Demonstration School (PDS), USN’s predecessor, which earned acclaim for its curriculum and faculty. In 1974, Peabody College announced plans to close PDS, and a group of parents, alumni, students, and teachers reconstituted and re-chartered the school as University School of Nashville.
USN’s mid-town location next to Vanderbilt University and its Peabody College for Teachers reminds us every day of our 100-year-old roots in the demonstration school culture of innovation and educational best practices. It’s a vibrant educational community for both students and teachers in the midst of a dynamic city.
A deep-rooted culture of achievement at USN means that students expect much of each other, and faculty benefit from that high standard. We seek educators who are enthusiastic about their own learning to complement their teaching, and we offer many opportunities for professional development. USN is committed to creating an institutional environment that mirrors the cultural and ethnic composition of greater Nashville. USN encourages a diverse applicant pool and provides equal employment opportunities for employees and job applicants.
Candidates wishing to be considered for this position should complete the online application available at usn.org/jobs. To learn more about USN, visit our website at usn.org.
About University School of Nashville
University School of Nashville
is a K-12, independent, co-educational, non-sectarian day school established in 1975 as the successor to Peabody Demonstration School. USN is known for its academic excellence and for its commitment to putting students first.