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USJ is a community of energized educators that specialize in offering a challenging curriculum in a nurturing and safe environment. From the child-centered environment in the Lower School to the college advanced placement courses in Upper School, USJ faculty offer students an education that will prepare them for college and success in life. Through the fulfillment of our mission and its focus on academic, artistic, and athletic excellence and personal integrity, mutual respect, and lifelong learning, we prepare our graduates to be responsible and informed world citizens.

USJ provides a comprehensive benefit package, as well as programs that support and value our faculty, staff, and their families. We invite you to apply to join the USJ family.

Current Openings

USJ seeks an inspiring music teacher who is responsible for teaching music education to students in Jr. Cubs – 3rd  grade. This candidate should be willing to help students grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, and performance of music through a variety of planned music experiences, including singing, moving to music, playing instruments, listening, and participating in onstage performances. The candidate would also be responsible for other duties directly related to this job description.

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The University School of Jackson seeks an innovative, expert band instructor for the 2023-2024 school. The band director will direct the Middle and Upper School Band and 8th-grade Ukulele and may also be asked to teach a general music course. The director will teach and incorporate a variety of string players and merge all levels of experience into various ensembles. The director will also lead an athletic band at all home and playoff football games, prepare and provide a student-based orchestra for two Upper School musicals yearly, and write, direct, and produce the orchestra for Middle School musicals. The Band Director should demonstrate a commitment to learning for all students by maintaining an organized classroom, presenting content-rich and standards-based lessons, and using various instructional strategies that reflect the USJ mission. Additionally, this team member should demonstrate strong leadership skills and may be asked to contribute to the broader life of the school through duties, advisory, and/or sponsoring extracurricular programs.  

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We are searching for a reliable, trustworthy Upper School English teacher to join our college preparatory staff. The high school English teacher’s responsibilities include planning lessons and developing curricula, reading and understanding all prescribed texts, offering academic support to students, and ensuring a safe learning environment. One should also be able to juggle multiple deadlines, liaise with professionals, and respond well to criticism.

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University School of Jackson is seeking dedicated and passionate Substitute Teachers to join our dynamic educational community. As a Substitute Teacher, you will play a vital role in ensuring the continuity of education in our school when regular teachers are unavailable. If you are enthusiastic about fostering a positive learning environment and making a difference in the lives of students, we encourage you to apply.

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University School of Jackson is seeking dedicated and passionate Substitute Teachers to join our dynamic educational community. As a Substitute Teacher, you will play a vital role in ensuring the continuity of education in our school when regular teachers are unavailable. If you are enthusiastic about fostering a positive learning environment and making a difference in the lives of students, we encourage you to apply.

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Please submit your application below, even if you don't see the position you are interested in listed above. We periodically have positions come available, and we review previous submissions prior to posting available jobs. 

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To be considered for employment with USJ, please fill out the online application and attach a current resume, three references, and a cover letter explaining your experience and interest in our school.
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University School of Jackson is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of gender, race, national/ethnic origin, religion, or age.

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Why Choose USJ?

USJ is the largest independent school in West Tennessee outside of Memphis. We are a non-denominational college preparatory school located on 130 acres in northwest Jackson, TN.

For over 50 years, USJ has focused on preparing our students for college beginning with our youngest Bruins who join us as early as six weeks of age.

Our campus features two academic facilities, one which houses our Lower School (infants through 5th grade) and the other our Middle and Upper Schools.

We also have an extensive athletic complex that boasts an indoor turf room, indoor/outdoor batting facility, a multipurpose turf field, golf and tennis center, and a dedicated Lady Bruins Facility.

Jackson TN
Why Choose Jackson, Tennessee?

Located halfway between Nashville and Memphis on Interstate 40, people visiting Jackson find there is a lot to like. When Country connected to the Blues in Jackson the sound was heard around the world and Rock-A-Billy was born. Jackson is where baseball players, beauty queens, heroes, and legends are all connected. Jackson offers great places to stay, great places to eat, great places to shop, fun things to do and interesting things to learn.