A commitment to faculty

Teaching at US is, at its core, 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 challenge them on the athletic field, we have witnessed countless teachers make 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 just completed $100 million campaign for University School, in which supporting faculty was a main initiative. 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 population from Greater Cleveland; 840 male students, junior kindergarten through grade 12. The school is located on two campuses, with 420 boys in grades junior kindergarten through 8 in suburban Shaker Heights, and 420 boys in grades 9 through 12 in Hunting Valley. VIRTUAL TOURS LINK.

This averages out to class sizes of 14 students, which is a 6:1 student to teacher ratio. We take pride in our accomplished teachers. University School faculty number 137, 118 of whom have master's degrees, 12 have doctorate degrees, three have J.D.s, and one has an M.D.

In the 2019-2020 school year, The National Merit® Scholarship Program recognized 24 University School seniors as Semifinalists and Commended students. One hundred percent of graduates matriculate at four-year colleges and universities.

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

Current employment opportunities

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  • Chemistry Instructor, Grades 9-12 - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks an Upper School Chemistry instructor for the 2021-2022 school year. University School offers a variety of chemistry courses including Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, as well as a Polymers and Material Science elective.
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  • Coordinator, Young Entrepreneur Institute - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School is seeking a Coordinator for the Young Entrepreneur Institute at the Hunting Valley campus. This position provides support to the Young Entrepreneur Institute team for student-facing programs and professional development events in and beyond Northeast Ohio including the Enspire Conference, and University School entrepreneurship activities.
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  • Facilities & Security Supervisor – Hunting Valley Campus

    University School is seeking a Facilities & Security Supervisor for the Hunting Valley campus. This position will manage the upper school Facilities Department which includes three separate and distinct functions of Maintenance, Housekeeping, and Transportation (the Bus Garage). This position is responsible for the overall Hunting Valley facility including 270,000 square feet academic/facilities space, grounds of 220 acres including athletic fields and several outbuildings, and the bus garage including maintenance on buses and vehicles.
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  • Food Service Associate - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School is seeking a qualified candidate for a Food Service Associate who will be responsible for a variety of duties within Food Service including food preparation, opening and closing of the kitchen and operating the dishwasher.
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  • Music Teacher, part-time, Grades 5-8 – Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks a part-time 5-8 grade Music Teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year. The ideal candidate will be able to inspire and connect with students of various musical backgrounds and teach beginning through middle school choral and general music.
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  • Science Department Teacher/Chair, Grades 6-8 - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks a full-time Middle School Science Teacher/Science Department Chair* for the 2021-2022 academic year. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in science and/or a related field and experience teaching science at the middle school (grades 6-8) and/or upper school level.
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  • Science Fair Coordinator/Department Chair, Grades 6-8 - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks a full-time Middle School Science Fair Coordinator/Science Department Chair* for the 2021-2022 academic year. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in science and/or a related field and experience teaching science at the middle school (grades 6-8) and/or upper school level.
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  • Spanish Instructor, Grades 9-12 - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks an Upper School Spanish instructor for the 2021-2022 school year. University School offers a variety of Spanish courses including Advanced Placement (AP).
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  • Substitute Teachers, Grades 9 - 12 – Hunting Valley Campus

    University School is currently reviewing applications for substitute teachers for grades 9 - 12. If you are interested in being considered for the upcoming academic year, please submit a resume, two letters of reference, and copies of current teacher certifications to Krystopher Perry at kperry@us.edu; or mail to his attention to University School, 2785 SOM Center Road, Hunting Valley, OH 44022.
  • Substitute Teachers, Grades Jr. K-5 & 6-8 - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School is currently reviewing applications for substitute teachers for grades Jr. K-5 and 6-8. If you are interested in being considered for the upcoming academic year, please submit a resume, two letters of reference, and copies of current teacher certifications to either Renee Comella for Grades Jr. K-5 at rcomella@us.edu or Lisa Siegler for Grades 6-8 at lsiegler@us.edu; or mail to their attention to University School, 20701 Brantley Road, Shaker Hts., OH 44122.
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Our Community

University School believes that its students learn their most formative and enduring lessons through exposure to and experience with a broad range of perspectives.  We recruit and support faculty whose backgrounds and training bring local, national, and international perspectives to our school.  We admit and support students who represent economically, culturally, and racially diverse communities within Northeast Ohio. All students have many opportunities to explore their talents and develop their skills in new contexts. During his time at US, each student is encouraged to discover both his responsibility to others and his purpose in the world. 

Developing our Faculty

 

The Story of a US Teacher

 

Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
GRADES Junior K-8
Phone: 216-321-8260

Hunting Valley Campus

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022
GRADES 9-12
Phone: 216-831-2200
University School serves 840 boys in Junior Kindergarten to grade 12 on two campuses in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The School’s mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. Dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence.