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University School of Nashville

Middle School Mathematics Teacher, Grade 8 – August 2021

University School of Nashville

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Job Summary

University School of Nashville seeks a creative and collaborative educator of young adolescents to teach Algebra I and be part of an outstanding academic and advising team in grade eight.  The teacher will join a well-established middle school mathematics faculty and report to the Head of Middle School and Math Department Chair. 

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

The middle school mathematics curriculum is designed to help students extend their ability to think and communicate mathematically.  Students learn foundational skills in computation and are expected to demonstrate an evolving agility with mathematical properties and operations.  Along with a thoughtfully developed sequence of topics grounded in the standards of the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), students apply mathematical reasoning to increasingly complex problems and situations.  To reach all students at their level of understanding, our math faculty differentiates instruction in the classroom and provides various forms of support and enrichment beyond it.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree in math 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 an interest in and skill at collaborating with other adults in an educational setting.

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.  Candidates should be able to translate that knowledge into demonstrable actions that promote equitable and just teaching and learning.

Additional Information

Benefits

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

Application Process

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

Details

  • Date Posted: February 22, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Educator
  • Service Area: Education
  • Start Date: 08/01/2021