University School of Nashville seeks a Physical Education Teacher to plan and lead developmentally appropriate physical education lessons for K-8 students. The goal of the school’s physical education program is to create a positive physical education environment that reflects the practices of Responsive Classroom and the Positive Coaching Alliance. The position calls for excellent teamwork with physical education colleagues and the ability to incorporate best practices into a growth-oriented teaching style. Coaching an athletic team at the middle and/or high school level is required. The Physical Education Teacher reports to the Physical Education Department Chair and the Head of Lower School. This position is classified as full-time, benefit eligible.
The successful candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education or a related field; a graduate degree is preferred. Experience working with school-aged students is important. The applicant must have an enthusiasm for teaching and for working with other professionals in a K-12 school community. CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications are required. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating a strong background in aquatics instruction.
University School of Nashville is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational day school with enrollment of 1,060 students kindergarten through twelfth 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 mid-town location next to Vanderbilt University and its Peabody College for Teachers reminds us every day of our 103-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.