A Commitment to outstanding faculty

Teaching at US, at its core, is built on relationships. Our teachers make connections with their students that extend beyond the classroom. With opportunities to mentor boys through a tough stage in life, or challenging them on the athletic field, we have witnessed countless teachers who have made lifelong relationships that transcend the traditional model of a teacher-student association.

US is committed to finding outstanding faculty and supporting them. This is evident in our $100 million WE ARE US! The Campaign for University School, as supporting faculty is one of its main initiatives. We are setting the standard for faculty compensation and our faculty has engaging opportunities for both professional and personal growth. From experiences in Cambodia, to training with the most cutting-edge technology, US teachers are sometimes learning as much as their students.

While teaching at US, you are surrounded by remarkable colleagues. Authors, artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, and the like, US teachers practice what they preach. It is no exaggeration to say that our faculty members are one of the most accomplished, driven, innovative, and fun group of professionals you could be around.

About University School

Founded in 1890, University School is a nationally-recognized college preparatory school serving a diverse group of 880 boys, kindergarten through grade 12. The school is located on two campuses in the greater Cleveland area, with 460 boys in grades kindergarten through 8 in suburban Shaker Heights, and 420 boys in grades 9 through 12 in Hunting Valley.

In 2014, University School had 11 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition, the highest number, per capita, of all high schools in the Cleveland area. In 2014, the National Merit Scholarship Program named three US seniors as winners in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, and one US senior received a National Achievement Scholarship. One hundred percent of graduates matriculate at four-year colleges and universities. The student/teacher ratio is 8:1, and the average class size is 14.

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To provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at University School will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. University School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Developing our Faculty

The Story of a US Teacher


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  • College Counselor - Grades 9-12, Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks an Upper School college counseling professional for the 2015-2016 school year. Ideal candidates will have advanced degree(s) in their fields; firsthand experience in selective college admissions and/or secondary-school college counseling; an interest in and capacity for coordinated work with adolescents, families, colleagues within the School, and professional peers outside the School. 
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  • Physical Education & Outdoor Education Teacher - Grades K-8, Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks an enthusiastic and energetic physical education and outdoor education teacher for the 2015-2016 academic year. The full-time position available would require teaching physical education and outdoor education at the elementary and middle school level and possibly teaching health to seventh and eighth grades. This person would also be required to coach two interscholastic sports at the middle school level.
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  • Technical Theater Director - Grades 9-12, Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks a full-time Upper School Technical Theater Director for the 2015-16 academic year. This appointment will involve teaching students the art of theatrical production, serving as Technical Director to all Upper School productions, and being a resource on audio-video needs at the School. Ideal candidates will have a related bachelor’s degree or higher, a proven interest and experience in working with adolescents, and deep experience in various aspects of theater arts (stage, set, sound, and lighting design; stage carpentry; stage management; and safety precautions and procedures).
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  • Mathematics Instructor - Grades 9-12, Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks an Upper School mathematics instructor for the 2015-2016 school year. Ideal candidates will have advanced degree(s) in their fields; experience in teaching mathematics at or even beyond the Advanced Placement (AP) level; an interest in and capacity for work with adolescents; an eagerness to support co-curricular mathematics programming; and an ability to contribute to the larger life of the School. Applications – including resume, cover letter, references, and transcript(s) – should be submitted to Patrick Gallagher (pgallagher@us.edu), Dean of Faculty, 2785 SOM Center Rd, Hunting Valley, OH 44022.