Employment

Want to teach where we do things a little differently?

Upper Mississippi Academy believes that learning is a lifelong, collaborative experience that teachers should embark on every day. Employment at UMA encourages “teachers as designers” and looks for teachers who are interested in embracing new challenges without fear of failure and who encourage their students to do the same. We look for teachers and staff members who are active, continuous learners and want to grow in their practice with input from students, their peers, and their environments.

UMA offers a competitive salary structure and benefits package, collaborative planning time every other Friday (student release days), the opportunity to design and publish your own curriculum, the chance to be outside every day of the year, and the ability to make a difference in how our children are educated.


Current Employment Opportunities

Position: Math Teacher
Start of Employment: November 2018
Compensation: DOQ

Summary: We are currently seeking a math teacher for either middle school or high school. Specific grades and classes to be taught will be determined based on the hired applicant’s interest and expertise. This candidate should be passionate about field experiences to teach math subjects and, possibly, an elective of their own design. Candidates should enthusiastically embrace creating a standards-aware curriculum with an emphasis on problem-solving. We prefer candidates experienced in designing and conducting hands-on activities and anyone who knows the keyboard shortcut for π by heart.

Interested candidates should download and review the full job description below and submit application materials per the instructions listed in the download.


Position: Substitute Teacher (pool)

Summary: UMA is currently seeking substitute teachers to join our pool of available teachers for full or half days. We want to add individuals to our team who are flexible, creative, and adaptable to multiple student learning styles and environments. Appreciation of excessive silliness a plus.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, a resume, and three letters of reference to opportunities@umissacademy.org.