Upper School Spanish Teacher

  • University School of Jackson (Jackson, TN)
  • 232 McClellan Rd, Jackson, TN, USA
  • May 24, 2023
Full time Teacher

Job Description

Upper School Spanish Teacher

Job Description

The University School of Jackson seeks an inspiring, innovative, and inquiry-driven educator to join our team as a full time Upper School Spanish Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year.  This educator will work with a team of top educators to help young men and women reach their full potential as global citizens.   Additionally, this team member will serve as an advisor, and may be asked to contribute to the broader life of the School.

University School of Jackson is West Tennessee's college preparatory school. It offers a challenging

curriculum in a nurturing and safe environment. We educate students from Prekindergarten through the 12th Grade. From the child-centered environment in the Lower School to the college advanced placement courses in Upper School, USJ offers students an education that will prepare them for college and success in life.


USJ is a non-denominational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school dedicated to academic excellence and our founding principles of faith, service, and scholarship. Based on a heritage grounded in Judeo-Christian values, we provide an educational environment where students of all ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds are valued and respected. The faculty, administration, and students are empowered to nurture and embrace the Judeo-Christian values and our operating principles. Through the fulfillment of our mission and adherence to these core principles and values, we prepare our graduates to be responsible and informed world citizens. Please visit our website at www.usjbruins.org for more information.


This individual will

●      Provide meaningful instruction in Upper School Spanish courses in the target language using a variety of research-backed and innovative teaching methods.

●      Utilizing a variety of innovative educational technology.

●      Be a curious and collaborative lifelong learner dedicated to facilitating and encouraging the growth of students and colleagues.

●      Collaborate with colleagues and work to build trust with students, families, and fellow USJ faculty and staff members.

●      Establish and maintain a safe and positive learning environment; take all reasonable precautions to protect students, facilities, and materials.

●      Possess strong, professional character with an absolute drive for excellence, a team-oriented spirit, and a commitment to meeting the academic, emotional, and social needs of students.

●      Motivate student learning and participation while ensuring the integrity of the academic experience.

●      Reflect on one’s teaching practices through a combination of self-reflection and outside feedback.

●      Employ excellent written and verbal communication skills, including appropriately using technology to communicate with students, parents, and colleagues.

●      Demonstrate effective time management and collaborative skills.

●      Follow and comply with written and verbal directions and expectations of the Head of School, Upper School Director, and World Languages Department Chair.

●      Demonstrate cooperation and flexibility in performing other related duties as assigned.

Preferred Credentials are

●      Degree in Spanish

●      Teaching Licensure

●      Experience with Upper School students

●      Advanced proficiency in Spanish according to ACTFL

Interested candidates should complete the online application at www.usjbruins.org and send a resume and cover letter of interest by e-mail to each of the following: Upper School Director, David Suber, at dsuber@usjbruins.org; and the World Languages Department Chair, Jimmy Glosson, at jglosson@usjbruins.org.