University School of Nashville seeks a creative, collaborative, and experienced educator to teach English and be part of an outstanding academic and advising team in grade six. The teacher will join a well-established middle school English faculty and report to the Head of Middle School and English Department Chair.
Middle School English teachers at USN work closely as a department, and within their grade-level academic teams, to develop a scope and sequence of courses to inspire and challenge students to grow in skills and knowledge, and to make the world come alive for them. Sixth grade is a year of powerful personal growth in children. As such, of primary importance in this course are providing students with rich opportunities to gain fuller self-awareness, a deeper understanding and appreciation of differences across all people, and an increased knowledge of the learning process. Traditional English-related areas such as writing, reading, literature, grammar, and vocabulary must be taught in the context of these broader priorities, and strong candidates should come prepared with examples of their experience teaching English in this context.
The successful candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree in English or a related field, a demonstrated ability to work effectively with students of varying learning styles and abilities, a strong commitment to interdisciplinary learning in a team approach, and be interested and effective in collaborating with other adults in an educational setting.
University School of Nashville is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational day school with enrollment of 1,065 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.
Our mid-town location next to Vanderbilt University and its Peabody College for Teachers reminds us daily of our 104-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.