University School of Nashville (USN) seeks a creative, collaborative, and experienced educator to manage all aspects of the vocal and choral classes and performances, as well as provide instruction for middle and high school music electives. The position calls for excellent teamwork with performing arts colleagues, versatility in the classroom, and creativity working with busy, talented students. The teacher will join a well-established and talented performing arts faculty and report to the Head of Middle School and the Head of High School.
The successful applicant will have at least a bachelor’s degree in music; a master’s in education, music, or a related field is preferred. Experience providing music instruction to middle and/or high school students is important and the applicant must have an enthusiasm for teaching in a K-12 school with extensive opportunities for cooperative initiative. The applicant should have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary learning in the fine arts and should be comfortable working closely with parents, colleagues in other departments, and programs in our educational neighborhood, including Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, Fisk University, and Nashville’s Music Row. committed to creating an institutional environment that mirrors the cultural and ethnic composition of greater Nashville.
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.
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.