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; 870 male students, junior kindergarten through grade 12. The school is located on two campuses, with 450 boys in grades junior kindergarten through 8 in suburban Shaker Heights, and 420 boys in grades 9 through 12 in Hunting Valley.

This averages out to class sizes of 14 students, which is a 7:1 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 2017-2018 school year, University School has 8 Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition, along with 13 National Merit Commended Students. Additionally, one student has been named a National Merit Hispanic Scholar. In 2016-2017 school year, the National Merit Scholarship Program named two of the US seniors who reached Finalist status as winners in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, and one US senior received the National Merit Hispanic Scholar recognition. One hundred percent of graduates matriculate at four-year colleges and universities.

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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.

Current employment opportunities

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  • Assistant to the Director of the Upper School & Director of Upper School Admission/Financial Aid, Grades 9-12 - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School is seeking an Administrative Associate for the Hunting Valley Campus to support the Director of the Upper School and the Director of Upper School Admission and Financial Aid.
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  • Head Librarian, Grades 9-12 - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School is seeking a Head Librarian for the Wean Research Library. The individual in this position oversees all aspects of the operation of the Wean Research Library. The Head Librarian develops plans and procedures for improvement of the library program that reflects and promotes the strategic plan of the school.
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  • Lead Salad Bar - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School is seeking qualified candidates for a Lead Salad Bar position for the Shaker campus. Responsibilities include planning, preparing, and organizing the salad bar cart by preparing special salads and salad dressings daily, maintaining temperatures as required; replenishing and maintaining cleanliness during lunches, maintaining appropriate logs, and dismantling at end of lunch periods; assist Cook and other members of the Food Service team when needed; and assist with special functions as needed.
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  • Part-time Program Manager of the Young Entrepreneur Market

    The Young Entrepreneur Institute (YEI) at University School is seeking a part-time Program Manager to lead its growing Young Entrepreneur Market (YEM). The program, in its 6th year, provides real-world selling opportunities to K-12 students throughout Northeast Ohio by partnering with farmers markets, community events, and conferences where students can sell their self-made products and learn about pitching, pricing, and salesmanship.
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  • Second Shift Housekeeper - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School is seeking two 2nd shift housekeepers for the Shaker campus.
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  • Substitute Teachers, Grades K-5 & 6-8 - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School is currently reviewing applications for substitute teachers for grades K-5 and 6-8.
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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
Phone: 216-831-2200
University School serves 870 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.