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At Webb, we believe that students should be given challenging, meaningful and diverse opportunities to discover and explore their passions, both in the traditional classroom setting and through extracurricular experiences. As they discover their passions, they realize their potential. Our job is to inspire and encourage them on this journey.
Thank you for your interest in joining the faculty and staff of Webb School of Knoxville. We seek individuals who are committed to the mission of the school and to working in an independent day school environment. 

We invite you to review our website for information about Webb academics, athletics, arts, and other school programs and activities. Should you find a position listing that matches your interests and professional qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Job postings include specific application instructions. 

Thank you again for your interest in employment at Webb School of Knoxville.

Current Openings

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  • Upper School Chemistry Teacher

    Webb School of Knoxville’s Upper School seeks an experienced and dynamic chemistry teacher to teach four sections of upper school chemistry starting in the 2019-2020 school year. The ideal candidate should be an expert in both the field of chemistry and the craft of teaching.  He or she should be fully capable of taking the lead role with respect to the upper school chemistry program, from the refinement of curriculum to management of physical spaces.  Webb School’s students are eager and motivated learners, and the science courses are based upon frequent laboratory experiences, so candidates should be able to design and conduct laboratory activities, teach with an engaging classroom style, and appeal to the learning styles of a diverse and extremely talented group of young men and women.  In addition, he or she should also have a desire to participate enthusiastically in the various activities that occur outside of the classroom in an independent school community.

    Responsibilities
    • Teaching four sections of chemistry in the upper school
    • Taking a leadership role with respect to the upper school chemistry curriculum and lab program
    • Helping manage the chemistry labs and storage spaces, which includes maintaining equipment, procuring supplies, managing chemical inventory, and establishing and enforcing safety procedures
    • Serving as an Advisor to a small group of students
    Contributing to the broader community by participating in the life of the school outside of the classroom. 

    Experience / Qualifications & Skills 
    • A bachelor’s degree in chemistry is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
    • Two or more years of teaching high school chemistry
    • Knowledge of differentiated instruction
    • Fluency with a variety of technology tools to advance learning
    • Passion for subject matter and for working with young people and colleagues
    Qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resume to:

    Matthew Macdonald
    Head of Upper School
    Webb School of Knoxville
    matthew_macdonald@webbschool.org
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  • Director of College Counseling

    The Director of College Counseling is a full-time position, reporting to the Head of Upper School. The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented, effective manager and leader with a demonstrated interest in and capacity for working with high school students, their families, college representatives, faculty, and administrators.

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Leading and effectively managing the college counseling department and all programs associated with the college preparation and college admissions process.
    • Counseling a cohort of seniors and their families through the college preparation and admissions process.
    • Working in collaboration with the college counseling team in the continued development of a comprehensive college counseling program (Pathways) that meets the needs of the Webb community.
    • Oversee the publication of the Academic Profile of the school.
    • Work effectively with the Admissions Office to accurately and regularly market the school and communicate college related news.
    • Writing compelling and personalized letters of recommendation.
    • Communicating regularly and effectively with parents regarding the college preparation and admissions process.
    • Keeping abreast of current trends in college admissions by attending national and regional conferences and visiting colleges to promote and market the Webb curriculum, as well as forging relationships with college admissions officers.
    • Participating in local and national associations relevant to the profession, including NACAC, SACAC, the College Board.
    • Being willing to engage actively in the Webb school community in an appropriate and visible way.
    • Being a faculty advisor to upper school students.
     
    THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:
    • Demonstrate relevant and current knowledge of the college admissions landscape.
    • Possess strong analytical writing skills and the ability to craft letters of recommendation filled with relevant student information.
    • Exhibit strong public speaking skills and the desire to lead and participate in events for students, parents, and colleagues.
    • Demonstrate a strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills, and attention to detail in order to meet deadlines.
    • Have the ability to develop strong relationships with students and to assist them in relating their abilities, aptitudes, and interests to current and future goals and college plans.
    • Have the ability to work collaboratively with administration, faculty, and other members of the Webb community.
    • Prioritize the building and maintaining of trusting relationships with parents and families.
     
    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; master’s degree preferred.
    • Extensive experience in college counseling and/or college admissions.
    • Knowledge of a wide range of universities, including Ivy League, State University systems, and Liberal Arts programs.
    • Knowledge of independent schools and selective college admissions.
    • Superior interpersonal and communication skills with students, parents, faculty/administration.
    • Flexibility, independent initiative, and effectiveness in an energetic environment.
    • A sense of humor and the ability to work as part of a collaborative administrative team that values each member’s voice.
    • A student-centered focus throughout the college admissions process.
    • A familiarity with or willingness to learn relevant college counseling digital resources and platforms.
    • Creativity and openness to innovation coupled with the capacity to understand the existing culture and rich history of the School.
     
    This is a 12-month academic administrative appointment that begins no later than July 1, 2019. An earlier start date is possible.
     
    Webb School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a compensation plan that compares favorably with those of peer schools. A full benefits package includes retirement, paid holidays and summer vacation, and generous medical/dental coverage.
     
    THE SEARCH PROCESS & APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
    Applicants should submit the following:
    • A cover letter indicating the candidate’s particular interest in and qualifications for the position.
    • A current resume.
    • The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. (We will obtain permission from the candidate before contacting references.)
     
    Materials should be submitted to:
    Lyn Meske, Assistant to the President, at lyn_meske@webbschool.org.
     
    Note: Candidates are encouraged to initiate the application process as soon as possible. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 1, 2019.  After an initial review of applicants, the School will conduct interviews with selected candidates. Finalists will be invited to Webb for a more comprehensive series of interviews 
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  • Middle School Social Studies Teacher

    The Middle School Social Studies Teacher is responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing an appropriate instructional program that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.  Teachers within grade level work as a team under the direction of the Division Head.


    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Support the mission of Webb School in the execution of his/her role and responsibilities.
    • Plan, prepare and deliver differentiated lesson plans and instructional material that facilitates individualized learning experiences.
    • Attend regular department meetings with Math department chair to ensure that curriculum, lesson plans and evaluations are in accordance with established school procedures and pedagogy.
    • Ability and willingness to include relevant technology in the classroom.
    • Maintain records and provide progress of students work to both student and family.
    • Participate in department, grade-level, school, and parent meetings.
    • Monitor the progress of individual students’ progress and development.
    • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities and provide class progression and plans.
    Other Duties:
    • Attend grade level field trips
    • Participate in coaching and/or advising a club or sport.
    • Participate in Professional Learning Programs
    Qualifications:
    • BA/BS degree in teaching from an accredited institution. 
    • 3 to 5 years teaching experience.
    • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships.
    • Certification in Middle School History/Social Studies.
     General Requirements:
    • A criminal history background check is required of all employees
    • Please send resume, transcripts and 3 letters of reference:
    Webb School of Knoxville
    Att. Valorie Baker, Head of Middle School
    9800 Webb School Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37923-3307
    Or Email: valorie_baker@webbschool.org
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  • Upper School Temporary Math Instructor

    The Webb School of Knoxville, a PK-12 institution located in Knoxville, Tennessee, seeks a temporary Math instructor for its Upper School available to work from approximately February 20, 2019 through April 18, 2019.

    The successful candidate will have the following:

    • Educational background in Mathematics and/or significant Mathematics teaching experience.
    • Ability to teach Algebra I and Algebra II courses required.  Ability to teach AP Computer Science A course preferred but not required.  
    • Ability to effectively integrate technology in the classroom
    • Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues
    Please submit a cover letter and resume to Head of Upper School Matt Macdonald at matt_macdonald@webbschool.org.  
  • Middle School Math Teacher

    The Middle School Math Teacher is responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing an appropriate instructional program that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.  Teachers within grade level work as a team under the direction of the Division Head.  The ideal candidate will have experience teaching:
    • Integrated Math
    • Pre-Algebra
    • Algebra 1
    • Geometry
    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Support the mission of Webb School in the execution of his/her role and responsibilities.
    • Plan, prepare and deliver differentiated lesson plans and instructional material that facilitates individualized learning experiences.
    • Attend regular department meetings with Math department chair to ensure that curriculum, lesson plans and evaluations are in accordance with established school procedures and pedagogy.
    • Ability and willingness to include relevant technology in the classroom.
    • Maintain records and provide progress of students work to both student and family.
    • Participate in department, grade-level, school, and parent meetings.
    • Monitor the progress of individual students’ progress and development.
    • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities and provide class progression and plans.
    Other Duties:
    • Attend grade level field trips
    • Participate in coaching and/or advising a club or sport.
    • Participate in Professional Learning Programs
    Qualifications:
    • BA/BS degree in teaching from an accredited institution in math. 
    • 3 to 5 years teaching experience.
    • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships.
     General Requirements:
    • A criminal history background check is required of all employees
    • Please send resume, transcripts and 3 letters of reference:
    Webb School of Knoxville
    Att. Valorie Baker, Head of Middle School
    9800 Webb School Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37923-3307
    Or Email: valorie_baker@webbschool.org
     
    Webb School is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants.  All employment decisions at Webb School are based on school needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, creed, disability, family or parental status, or any other status protected by federal or state laws or regulations. Webb School will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.
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