English/Language Arts, History/Social Studies, Math
4 Year Degree
University School of Jackson is a respected, coeducational independent school for students two years of age through twelfth-grade.
We seek to hire a fourth-grade classroom teacher with a minimum of a bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years of experience. The successful candidate will work collaboratively within the grade level and lower school team, have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of elementary education and support the educational program by challenging and engaging students. Ideally, the candidate would be familiar with social and emotional learning and Reading / Writing Workshop. They would also be able to facilitate differentiated lessons, and provide an atmosphere in which children feel safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.
Minimum Qualifications and Attributes:
Bachelor's degree in education, teaching credential or equivalent
A minimum of two years of teaching experience
Ability to collaborate and work with a team
Understanding of learning styles and differentiated instruction
Affinity and enthusiasm for working with elementary aged children
Capacity to inspire others
Demonstrated enthusiasm, creativity, innovation, and the ability to manage classroom behavior
Excellent communication skills
Willingness to learn and improve professionally
Sound judgment and emotional maturity
Willingness to engage in all aspects of the USJ community
University School of Jackson is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals interested should send a cover letter and resume via mail or e-mail to:
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.