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

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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  • Part-Time Math Teacher, Grades 6-8, Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks a part-time Middle School math teacher to teach two sections of math for the 2015-2016 academic year. Ideal candidates will have experience teaching at the Middle School level and will bring dynamism and a passion for math to the classroom. Applications including resume, cover letter, references, and transcript(s) should be submitted to University School at recruiting@us.edu or directly to the Business Office of University School, 20701 Brantley Road, Shaker Hts., OH 44122.
  • Lead Teacher, Grades K-5, Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks a Lower School Lead Teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. A successful candidate for Lower School Lead Teacher will have an undergraduate degree (master’s preferred) in education; at least three to five years of teaching experience; a proficient knowledge of the development of young children; an understanding of theme-based learning environments, reading and math development and instruction; and a strong interest in the particular academic and social-emotional needs of elementary-age boys. We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, and experienced teacher to join our faculty in delivering a strong academic, yet developmentally appropriate, program.  This is an ideal opportunity for teachers with a comprehensive understanding of engaging and teaching boys, how to apply that knowledge in the classroom, and strong organizational and communication skills.  The successful candidate will be a talented teacher who can inspire students, live by our mission, and create a nurturing classroom with high educational expectations.
     
    Applications, including resume, cover letters, and references, should be submitted to Renee Comella (rcomella@us.edu), the Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Lower School, 20701 Brantley Road, Shaker Hts., OH 44122 by April 10, 2015.
  • Associate Teacher, Grades K-2, Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks a Lower School Associate Teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual early in his/her teaching career to play a significant role in a Lower School classroom, which is centered on integrated thematic learning. We are looking for dynamic individuals who bring their life experiences into the classroom to enrich the lives of our students and our community. This is a unique opportunity to join an engaged and creative staff who is dedicated to the education of boys.
     
    The Associate Teacher will work in a theme-based K-2 classroom alongside a Lead Teacher. Teacher to student ratio is 1:10 in a self-contained classroom. The role of the Associate Teacher gives an individual an opportunity of one to two years in a classroom with the Lead Teacher as mentor. The Associate Teacher works collaboratively with and supports the Lead Teacher in classroom management, planning and working with students.
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  • Spanish Teacher, Grades 6-8, Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks a full-time Middle School Spanish teacher for the 2015-2016 academic year. Ideal candidates will have experience teaching Spanish at the Middle School level, native or near-native proficiency in Spanish, and an eagerness to contribute to the larger life of the School by coaching one or two Middle School sports teams or the equivalent.The ability to teach one section of math or science, though not required, would be a plus. Applications including resume, cover letter, references, and transcript(s) should be submitted to University School at recruiting@us.edu or directly to the Business Office of University School, 20701 Brantley Road, Shaker Hts., OH 44122.
  • Head Football Coach

    University School is seeking a Head Football Coach starting with the 2015 season. Successful coaching experience at the high school level or above is required.  Ideal candidates will be effective communicators with a variety of program stakeholders (e.g., student-athletes, parents, faculty, administration, and the outside community), inspirational educators able and eager to motivate members of the program at all levels, and leaders by example who will model integrity, discipline, organization, and sportsmanship.  The Head Coach oversees all aspects of the football program including, but not limited to: team building; player development, grades 7-12; strategic planning and instruction; coaching staff development and mentoring; monitoring student-athletes’ curricular and co-curricular performance; practice and game management; equipment inventory; and community relations.  This position is part-time, although it may be part of a coordinate full-time teaching position. Interested candidates should forward resumes to the Director of Athletics, John Ptacek at jptacek@us.edu.
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  • Biology Instructor, Grades 9-12, Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks an Upper School biology instructor for the 2015-2016 school year. Ideal candidates will have advanced degree(s) in their fields; experience in teaching at the secondary level; an interest in and capacity for work with adolescents; an eagerness to support co-curricular science programming; and an ability to contribute to the larger life of the School. While this position will entail biology instruction, departmental elective offerings may also be involved. Applications – including resume, cover letter, references, and transcript(s) – should be submitted to Patrick Gallagher (pgallagher@us.edu), Co-Director of the Upper School & Dean of Faculty, 2785 SOM Center Rd, Hunting Valley, OH 44022.
  • 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.