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Upper School Physics Teacher

The Harpeth Hall School seeks a full-time upper school physics teacher. The ideal candidate is a dynamic, student-centered physics teacher with an enthusiasm for working with high school students.  We seek a teacher with a commitment to innovative pedagogy and collaboration with colleagues, excellent writing and communication skills as well as relevant technology skills to enhance pedagogy. The ideal candidate will be able to teach the following technology courses: Conceptual Physics, Physics, AP Physics-I.  A bachelor’s degree is required. Teaching experience, a master’s degree, and the ability to teach a science or math class are preferred. Harpeth Hall is committed to an inclusive program, and candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are encouraged to apply. This position is full-time for the 2024 - 25 academic year and will include four sections of science classes and being an advisor.  This position begins August 1, 2024. 


  • Plan, prepare, and create activities for multiple physics classes on a daily basis, teaching lessons that correspond with the school's curriculum.
  • Monitor the progress of students on a lesson-by-lesson basis, offering extra practice and instruction when needed.
  • Create, administer, and grade assessments of student learning.
  • Offer individual assistance outside of class to students who need extra help.
  • Communicate with students, advisors, and parents through comments, emails, phone calls, conferences, and Schoology (our learning management system).
  • Attend and participate fully in meetings with department members in the Upper School, as well as additional meetings with other departments and divisions.
  • Supervise advisees, monitor their academic progress, and advise them on ways to improve their performance. Manage family conferences once per semester and communicate with parents of advisees as needed.
  • Update learning management page on a daily basis, proctor study hall, document curriculum, and perform other “5th component” duties as assigned.

Candidates should complete an online application and submit a letter of interest, resume, references, and a statement of educational philosophy at




Joining Our Community

The mission of The Harpeth Hall School is to educate young women to think critically, lead confidently, and live honorably. To fully realize that mission, Harpeth Hall is committed to creating an environment in which every member of the community is seen, heard, and valued. We encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups for all open positions.

Interested candidates should complete the online employment application and upload a cover letter and resume. All materials should be addressed to: Office of Human Resources, 3801 Hobbs Road, Nashville, Tennessee, 37215.

Once a conditional offer of employment is made, background screening will be required. Employees must also provide appropriate documentation establishing their identity and authorization for employment in the United States.

We offer highly competitive compensation and benefits as well as opportunities for professional development. Questions can be directed to the Office of Human Resources at or 615-297-9543.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Harpeth Hall School is an equal opportunity employer. Faculty and staff are recruited, hired, and promoted without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable local, state, or federal laws.