Date Posted: 11 October, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree, preferable in Computer Science or a related field
Minimum Experience: High school or college teaching experience
University School of Nashville
High School Divisional Technologist
University School of Nashville invites qualified candidates to apply for a full-time position as a High School Divisional Technologist. Chief responsibilities include helping the high school faculty further consider the ways in which technology shifts and shapes our work as educators, supporting the high school academic program with its broader vision for education, and providing technical assistance to both faculty and students on campus. This person will also be a collaborator with current USN faculty who work in our engineering, maker space, and computer science areas. Our new colleague will serve as an advisor to approximately ten students, participate collegially in meetings and initiatives of the division and the technology department, and take an active role in the life of the school community.
Qualifications include at minimum a bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science or a related field, high school or college teaching experience, the ability to teach a range of learning levels and styles, a love for high school students, and experience in a diverse school community. The ideal candidate will be able to successfully support faculty in both technical and pedagogical ways by demonstrating a strong understanding of how adult learners differ from adolescents. An entrepreneurial spirit will be key!
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, particularly in the STEM fields. More, 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.
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