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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 infants 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. 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.

Current Openings

USJ seeks to fill the Early Childhood Director position. The Early Childhood Director will embrace and uphold the mission of the University School of Jackson and model a passion for academic, artistic, artistic, and athletic excellence while committing to personal integrity, mutual respect, and lifelong learning. The Early Childhood Director will understand the importance of the academic, social, and emotional development of students in their program.

Read More about Director of Early Childhood /Assistant Lower School Director

The University School of Jackson seeks an inspiring, innovative, and inquiry-driven educator to join our team as a full time science teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. This teacher will work with a team of top educators to help young men and women reach their full potential as lifelong learners.  Additionally, this team member will serve as an advisor and may be asked to contribute to the broader life of the school through duties, coaching, and/or extracurricular programs. 

Read More about Middle School Science Teacher

The University School of Jackson seeks an experienced mental health expert for the 2023-2024 school year to maximize the academic, social, and emotional potential of every student.  The counselor should be an expert in adolescent character development and mental health and is responsible for the management of student accommodation plans. 

Read More about Middle and Upper School Counselor

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.

Read More about Upper School Physics Teacher (Including AP, Honors, and Conceptual Physics)
Don't see the position you are looking for?

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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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. 

Employment Application


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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