University School of Nashville seeks an innovative and collaborative educator to teach various art courses across grades 5-12 and be part of an outstanding fine arts faculty. The teacher will join a well-established and talented visual arts faculty and report to the head of middle school and arts department co-chairs.
The visual art program at USN provides students with a strong foundation in what constitutes art, how to express oneself through art, and to appreciate art in its various forms. As students move through their middle and high school years, they choose among a wide variety of studio, academic, and independent study art courses; including drawing, painting and other wet media, ceramics, film and digital photography, woodworking. USN middle and high school visual art teachers work closely as a department to ensure a developmentally appropriate range of courses that meet a wide range of student interests and talents.
The successful candidate will have an educational background in art instruction, an ability and interest in teaching a range of art-making techniques and courses, experience working effectively with students of varying learning styles and abilities, and a strong commitment to interdisciplinary learning in a team approach as well as be interested and effective in collaborating with other adults in an educational setting.
USN is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational day school with enrollment of 1,050 students kindergarten through 12th grade. In 1915, the George Peabody College for Teachers opened Peabody Demonstration School, 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 midtown location next to Vanderbilt University and its Peabody College for Teachers reminds us every day of our 102-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 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 mirroring the cultural and ethnic composition of greater Nashville. USN encourages a diverse applicant pool and provides equal employment opportunities for employees and job applicants.
Those interested in being considered for this position should complete the online application for this position available at www.usn.org/jobs. For more information about USN, visit the school’s website at www.usn.org.