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University School of Nashville

Physical Education – K-8 – August 2021

University School of Nashville


Job Summary

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 Inside/Out Coaching. The position calls for excellent teamwork with physical education colleagues and incorporates best practices into a growth-oriented teaching style.

USN 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

Physical education teachers are required to coach as part of their responsibilities. The ideal candidate for this position will have extensive experience in coaching and teaching physical education. A number of head coaching opportunities are available at both the middle and high school levels.

The Physical Education teacher reports to the Physical Education Department Chair and Lower School Division Head, as well as to the Athletics Director for coaching assignments. 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 essential. The applicant must have an enthusiasm for teaching and working with other professionals in a diverse K-12 school community. CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications are required. 

Additional Information


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

Candidates wishing to be considered for this position should complete the online application available at  To learn more about USN, visit our website at


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