Upper School General Science Teacher

  • University School of Jackson (Jackson, TN)
  • Jackson, TN, USA
  • Mar 06, 2023
Full time Teacher

Job Description

US General Science Job Description 

Job Title: Upper School General Science

Start Date: August 2023

Salary: Based on experience

Reports directly to: Division Director

Department: Upper School

Position Description:

University School of Jackson is seeking a dynamic and talented teacher to join a committed team of educators in a collaborative environment that places a high value on flexible thinking and problem-solving. Ideal candidates are passionate and self-motivated professionals, prepared to teach a range of college prep courses that support a wide range of learning styles and abilities. Teachers are expected to apply best practices and educationally sound approaches to integrating technology into the curriculum.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher required
  • Minimum three years of experience
  • Demonstrated command of knowledge applicable to the position
  • Understanding of pedagogy and fostering intellectual growth
  • Ability to cultivate meaningful relationships with multiple constituencies
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Cultural competence
  • Positive, detail-oriented team player with the ability to be self-directed
  • Technological literacy




Essential Functions:

  • Teach five Upper School classes daily (course assignments are made by the Upper School Director depending on the needs of the department).
  • Be available to students seeking extra help daily during Office Hours (30 minutes after school).
  • Support the efforts of vertical team planning and curriculum alignment.
  • Attend all required meetings of the Science Vertical Team, Upper School Science Department, Upper School Division, and all-school faculty meetings.
  • Respond promptly to communications from school administrators and parents.
  • Participate in requested professional development activities.
  • Accomplish other duties as assigned.
  • To be responsible for the care and maintenance of an orderly environment and clean classroom materials.
  • To be responsible for the safety and physical well-being of the students at all times.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, in order to communicate effectively with the educational team and especially with parents.
  • To have a good working knowledge of technical equipment such as interactive whiteboards, computers, iPads, printers, copiers, etc.