Middle School Science and PE Teacher

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School
Sewanee, TN United States


St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School seeks a dynamic Middle School educator to teach Science and Physical Education. Candidates should possess a commitment to Middle School education in a boarding/day school with a diverse and welcoming Episcopal environment. This is a 10-month, full-time position, and reports to the Academic Dean. Outstanding candidates will be self-directed, possess exceptional rapport-building skills, have a generally upbeat and enthusiastic disposition, and enjoy working with other adults to encourage challenge, balance, and joy in the lives of adolescents.

Successful candidates for employment will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence.


Named one of the eight most beautiful high schools in the South by Southern Living magazine, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School (www.sasweb.org) is a private, co-educational, Episcopal, day and boarding college-preparatory school serving 240 students in grades 6-12. Established in 1868, the school welcomes students from around the country and around the world. Our faculty and staff appreciate abundant outdoor adventure, access to the cultural opportunities of the nearby University of the South, and the joy of cultivating close relationships in a small community.

POSITION:  Middle School Science & Physical Education Teacher

Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Planning, evaluating, and revising curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
  • Utilizing effective class management techniques to ensure effective learning.
  • Maintaining regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students.
  • Maintaining expertise in subject matter through professional development.
  • Participating in departmental planning and curricular review.
  • Serving as an advisor for Middle School students.
  • Leading evening and weekend campus activities and supervision.
  • Coaching middle school or varsity sports in our Afternoon Program. 
  • Additional Duties as assigned.


  • Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in middle school education, science, physical education, or a related field.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to caring for adolescents.
  • Commitment to St. Andrew’s-Sewanee’s mission and vision and comfort with the tenets of the Episcopal Church.
  • A philosophical alignment with our core values and curriculum, which can be found on our website https://www.sasweb.org/about/people/diversity-equity-and-inclusion.
  • Commitment to innovative teaching methods.
  • A willingness to fully participate in a boarding school environment. 
  • Enthusiasm for teaching within a diverse community of learners.

Applicants with prior middle school teaching experience, boarding school experience, athletic coaching experience in basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, track and field, or swim and/or experience with outdoor education will be given special consideration.


This is a full-time, 10-month, non-exempt position. Benefits include a tuition remission plan, health and dental insurance, worker’s compensation, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, defined contribution retirement plan, and eligibility for grants for professional enrichment and continuing education.


Applications should be directed to the Middle School Science/PE Search Committee. Please include a letter of introduction, a résumé, a teaching statement, and at least two professional references. In addition to fulfilling application requirements as stated in this position posting, all applicants must complete an Employment ApplicationWe will begin reviewing applications immediately and will close applications when the position is filled. 

Direct applications and inquiries to:

Middle School Science/PE Search Committee/o Andrea Booher (employment@sasweb.org)
Assistant to the Head of School

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Information

Direct applications and inquiries to:

Middle School Science/PE Search Committee/o Andrea Booher (employment@sasweb.org)
Assistant to the Head of School

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.