To instruct scholars by delivering a grade 6-12 curriculum in multiple disciplines, teach effectively, utilize a group-focused instructional system, and preserve the end goal of student learning and achieving academic success.
NOTE: Only applicants that hold the proper qualifications and current certifications in the subject area listed will be considered for review. Those applicants who DO NOT hold proper certification will not be considered.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science and teaching certification required, Masters degree preferred. City University Schools complies with all Tennessee policies regarding minimum requirements that teaching/instructional be certified in the instructional subject area, or demonstrate progress toward obtaining proper certification.
Experience working with at-risk student population and record of increased student attendance, performance, retention and graduation. Be well versed in pedagogy and teaching strategies that encourage and produce success in students. Ability to participate in a campus environment where your work will be monitored on a regular basis. Experience incorporating multiple teaching methods in a classroom environment. Understanding of an academically rigorous learning environment with an appreciation of assessment and improvement. Experience working with adolescents in and outside of the classroom. The ability to incorporate technology into the learning environment.
Reports to: Campus President/Chancellor
Job Goal: To instruct scholars by delivering a set curriculum. Teach effectively, utilizing a group-focused instructional system, and always keeping in mind that the end is scholar learning.
- Plan/organize lessons—includes homework, tests enrichment and remedial material
- Motivate scholars, focus instruction, use point system, and make clear presentations,
- Check the learning, use group and group leaders, review or re-teach as needed,
- Evaluate and provide feedback
- Give presentations, explanations, and directions in a manner understood by scholars
- Maintain scholar attention in class—involve scholars by asking questions, and
- Encourage participation
- Demonstrate knowledge of subject matter through instruction and use of materials
- Maintain positive classroom environment
- Manage time well
- Uphold The Student Scholars Code of Conduct
- Prevent behavior problems by intervening early
- Maintain control of scholar behavior
- Reinforce/reward appropriate social and academic behavior
- Participate in general supervision through the school
- Maintain positive and professional attitude toward scholars
- Have reasonable expectations of scholars
Evaluate the effectiveness of teaching based on results of scholar achievement (scholar performance on tests, standardized tests)
Rapport with Students
Work with scholars enthusiastically, interact with scholars effectively, and contribute to the success of scholar life
- Parents (professionalism in all aspects)
- Colleagues (respect, help others)
- Administrators (cooperation, willingness to try new ideas, ability to accept constructive criticism and improve)
Commitment to Organization
- Take initiative in promoting/marketing the school
- Maintain and project a positive image of the school
- Actively participate in the general success of the school
- Involvement in school improvement—bring issues/concerns to administration for
- School improvement
- General effort and enthusiasm
Professional Growth (self and others)
- Learn/study—become a student of learning
- Read and promote reading to others
- Share expertise/ideas with others and help them develop professionally
- Pursue higher education and life-long learning activities
****Only certified applicants will be considered. If you do not hold an education(teacher) certification you will not be considered.****
Full-time teachers are scheduled to work 40 hours per week and are expected to have thirty (30) contact hours or periods per week.
Competitive salary: Health and dental insurance for employees working—a significant portion of the cost of these programs will be covered by the employer; Group term life and long-term disability insurance for employees; Retirement—any staff participation requirements of the state retirement system will be followed. Depending on the mix of teachers and staff and other cost considerations the School may offer a retirement savings program to all eligible staff if the staff at the School is not allowed to participate in the state retirement system.