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University School of Nashville

High School Computer Science and Robotics Teacher – August 2021

University School of Nashville

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Job Summary

University School of Nashville invites qualified candidates to apply for a full-time position teaching computer science and robotics. 

University School of Nashville is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational day school with enrollment of 1,080 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 midtown location adjacent to Vanderbilt University and its Peabody College for Teachers reminds us each day of our beginnings 106 years ago 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.

In the USN community, 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.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include developing and furthering our computer science curriculum, supporting students with demonstrated or developing interest in robotics, and assisting current USN faculty in our maker space.   This person will also help us continue to articulate the vision for the role computer science and robotics can play in our broader school community.  Our new colleague will serve as an advisor to approximately ten students, participate collegially in meetings and initiatives of the science department and of the high school faculty, and take an active role in the life of the school community. 

Qualifications

Qualifications include at minimum a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a closely related field, high school or college teaching experience, the ability to teach a range of learning levels and styles, a love for high school students, and experience in a diverse school community. Experience in developing a programmatic vision for Computer Science and Robotics is of critical importance.  

USN has a deep commitment to equitable and just community spaces.  Candidates should be knowledgeable of research on how implicit biases in race, ethnicity, gender identity and socioeconomic class can shape curricula and pedagogy, classroom culture, and student outcomes, particularly in the STEM fields.  More, candidates should be able to translate that knowledge into demonstrable actions that promote equitable and just teaching and learning.

Additional Information

Benefits

In addition to competitive salaries, University School of Nashville offers a full range of benefits including:

  • health, dental, vision insurance and HSA contributions
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 6% match
  • paid time off and school breaks
  • professional growth opportunities
  • educational assistance program
  • public transportation passes

How to Apply

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 University School, visit the school’s website at www.usn.org.

Details

  • Date Posted: February 5, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Education
  • Start Date: 08/01/2021