Employment at USN

University School of Nashville's location next to Vanderbilt University and its Peabody College for Teachers reminds us every day of our century-old roots in the demonstration school culture of innovation and educational best practices. Established in 1975 as the successor to Peabody Demonstration School, USN is a K-12, independent, coeducational, nonsectarian day school. 

In our hallways and classrooms, students expect much of each other, and faculty & staff benefit from that high standard. We seek educators who are enthusiastic about their learning as well as their students' growth. USN provides opportunities for teachers to shape their progress in the field with the support and guidance of administrators who recognize the arc of a teacher's career. Summer opportunities abound for faculty & staff to attend workshops and create curriculum and programming to further understanding of best practices and to renew, inspire, and energize their work.

Since USN is an institution focused on developing lifelong learners and future leaders, diversity and inclusion are critical to the fulfillment of our mission to create an educational environment that mirrors the cultural and ethnic composition of greater Nashville. Therefore, we have a deep commitment to equitable and just community spaces. USN encourages a diverse applicant pool and provides equal employment opportunities for employees and candidates.

Read more about Lower School, Middle School, and High School philosophy. Also see USN at a Glance.

To safeguard the health and well-being of the USN community from the risks associated with COVID-19, the school requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against the virus or to obtain an approved exemption as an accommodation. This policy is based upon guidance provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 97% of employees and 91% of students K-12 are fully vaccinated as of January 27, 2022, and the school strongly encourages all families to pursue vaccination.

Mission Statement

University School of Nashville models the best educational practices. In an environment that represents the cultural and ethnic composition of metropolitan Nashville, USN fosters each student's intellectual, artistic, and athletic potential, valuing and inspiring integrity, creative expression, a love of learning, and the pursuit of excellence.
Nondiscrimination Policies
University School of Nashville does not discriminate on the basis of color, creed, gender identity and expression, handicap, national origin, race, sex, sexual orientation, or transgender status in the administration of its educational, admissions, and financial aid policies, faculty and staff recruitment and hiring policies, athletics, or other programs or activities administered by the school.

University School of Nashville is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of our employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, citizenship, color, creed, disability/handicap, gender identity including transgender status, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with the requirements of all federal, state, and local laws.

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