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. Through the fulfillment of our mission and its focus on academic, artistic, and athletic excellence and personal integrity, mutual respect, and lifelong learning, 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 Spanish teacher beginning in August 2019. Additionally, this team member may be asked to serve as an adviser and may also 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 meaningful instruction in secondary-level Spanish courses 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 division directors and World Languages Department Chair.
Demonstrate cooperation and flexibility in performing other related duties as assigned.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter of interest by e-mail to the Upper School Director, Mr. Ben Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Requirements also include teaching experience and proficiency with technology. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
University School of Jackson seeks and supports faculty members who enliven and strengthen our community through their contributions to our classrooms, extracurricular activities and their desire to bring people together in a welcoming, inclusive community. We are committed to hiring people from a diversity of backgrounds. We do not discriminate against any applicants, as we ensure equal employment opportunities for all.
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About University School of Jackson
The University School of Jackson is West Tennessee's premier independent school. From the developmental curriculum in the pre-kindergarten program to 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, arts, athletics, and leadership. 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 seek a challenging 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.