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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  • Art Faculty, Grades Jr. K-5 - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks a lower school (grades Jr.K. through 5th) art teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. We are looking for a dynamic individual who will bring her/his experiences and knowledge into the classroom to enrich the lives of our University School students. Visual arts are embedded in the primary curriculum as boys create art relating to themes they study in the classroom. 
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  • Assistant to the Head of School and Board of Trustees - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School is seeking an Assistant to the Head of School and Board of Trustees for the upcoming fiscal year. The Assistant is a dual role providing administrative and strategic support to the Head of School and the Board of Trustees.
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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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  • Director of College Counseling, Grades 9-12 - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks Director of College Counseling for the 2021-2022 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. More information on the role, including how to apply, is available in this position description
  • English Department Chair/English & Social Studies Teacher, Grades 6-8 - Shaker Heights Campus

    The Middle School English Department Chair/English & Social Studies Teacher serves as the educational leader of the English Department by setting a standard as an engaging classroom teacher, knowing well the curricular scope and sequence of the department, mentoring and observing faculty, creating positive relationships among department members, and joining the other department chairs in overseeing the educational practices and standards of the Middle School.
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  • English Teacher, Grade 5 - Shaker Heights Campus

    The ideal candidate will have experience teaching children in the upper elementary grades with proven success in connecting the content to students’ innate inquisitiveness and building their reading and writing skills. Course load will include teaching English with the addition of being a homeroom teacher.
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  • Enrichment Specialist, Grades Jr. K-8 – Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks a full-time Jr. K-8 Enrichment Specialist for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Jr. K-8 Enrichment Specialist will identify students who would benefit from academic enrichment within and beyond the classroom and/or who seek extra challenge.
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  • History Instructor, Grades 9-12 - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks an Upper School History instructor for the 2021-2022 school year. University School offers a variety of history courses including AP. Ideal candidates will have advanced degree(s) in their fields; firsthand classroom experience; an interest in and capacity for work with adolescents; experience teaching multiple levels of history; experience with Western and non-Western histories; a willingness to work cooperatively with colleagues; and a desire to contribute to the larger life of the School. Applications – including resume, cover letter, references, and transcript(s) – should be submitted to Krystopher Perry at kperry@us.edu, Dean of Faculty of University School, 2785 SOM Center Rd, Hunting Valley, OH 44022.
     
  • Learning Specialist, Grades 6-8 - Shaker Heights Campus

    The Middle School Learning Specialist is an integral member of a team of educators and is specifically responsible for attending to the needs of students with learning challenges in grades 6-8. The Learning Specialist works collaboratively with classroom teachers and offers in-class, small group, and individual instruction to identified students, including teaching Academic Seminar class to students with language-based learning disabilities and providing support in executive functioning skills, writing, reading comprehension, test-taking skills and problem solving.
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  • Math Specialist, Grades Jr. K-8 – Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks a full-time Jr. K-8 Math Specialist for the 2021-2022 academic year. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in math and/or a related field and experience teaching math and/or supporting and enriching students at the lower and/or middle school levels.
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  • Receptionist – Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks a Receptionist for our upper school on the Hunting Valley campus. The receptionist is a vital member of the school community. In addition to welcoming students, families and visitors, answering calls, and directing inquiries, the receptionist assists the Director of the Upper School with the daily operation of the upper school by maintaining accurate attendance records, overseeing seating rotations for assembly and lunch, and other projects as assigned. Ideal candidates will have an interest in and capacity for work with adolescents; a desire to work cooperatively with colleagues in a complex and fast-paced environment; and attention to detail and patience.
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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.