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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  • Alumni Engagement Coordinator - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks an individual to support all aspects of alumni engagement including planning and coordinating events around the country, managing reunion volunteers and all reunion activities, engaging young alumni, supporting the work of the alumni council, maintaining the database for biographical information, developing a robust alumni networking program and portal, managing details for all on-campus and off-campus events, drafting communications with and for alumni, and serving as an integral member of the Office of Advancement.
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  • Data Management Coordinator - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School is seeking a Data Management Coordinator to support data needs across admission, academic, marketing, and advancement departments. Reporting to the Director of Research and Advancement Information Systems, the Data Management Coordinator is responsible for managing constituent data and data-related activities across multiple systems.
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  • Director of Lower School – Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks a highly collaborative, dynamic, and committed educator to serve as the Director of Lower School beginning in July 2022.  The Director of Lower School is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Junior Kindergarten through grade 4 Lower School Division.  The Director of Lower School will work closely with the Director of Middle School (5-8), Director of Upper School (9-12), and Associate Head of School, and will report to the Head of School and serve on the Leadership Team.
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  • Parent Engagement Officer - Hunting Valley Campus

    Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Advancement and the Director of the Annual Fund, the Parent Engagement Officer will be responsible for building a parent engagement program from its current highly effective state to a national model for parent engagement.  The individual is responsible for teaming with annual fund officers in recruiting and managing parent volunteers, identifying and engaging parent leaders, meeting one-on-one with parents to discuss Annual Fund leadership gifts of $2000 or more, performing strategic planning interviews with parents, working with parents on potential capital and endowed gifts of $100,000 or more, and assisting parents with special events. 
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  • Communications Coordinator - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School is seeking a Communications Coordinator in the Marketing Department at the Hunting Valley campus.

    Major Responsibilities include:  Serve as lead writer for the Marketing and Communications Department and editor of school’s internal publications (school magazine and report of gifts); coordinate, write, edit, and send school-wide email communications; work in coordination with the Director of Marketing & Communications to develop consistent and compelling messaging and thematic narratives for publications and marketing materials; and collaborate with designers in the production of printed materials.
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  • Director of Development, Young Entrepreneur Institute - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School is seeking a Director of Development for the Young Entrepreneur Institute (YEI) at the Hunting Valley campus.
    The Young Entrepreneur Institute Director of Development is responsible for all new fundraising and development activities including engagement, cultivation, and solicitation of potential donors to support the mission of Young Entrepreneur Institute. The focus of the fundraising efforts is securing gifts from corporations, foundations, community organizations, and individuals. This position works closely with the YEI Executive Director and the YEI team to ensure alignment across programs, and nurtures connections with other regional organizations in the entrepreneurship education ecosystem. 
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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 for the Shaker Campus beginning January 3, 2022.
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  • Long-Term Substitute Mathematics Teacher, Grades 9-12 - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks a long-term substitute teacher of mathematics at the Upper School beginning in January. In addition to an undergraduate or graduate degree in math, successful candidates will have experience teaching a range of math courses, including Pre-Calculus to high school or college students. To apply, please send professional materials including a cover letter, and résumé to Mr. Krystopher Perry, Dean of Faculty at the Upper School, at kperry@us.edu.
  • 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.
  • Technical Theater and Audio/Visual Director, Grades 9-12 - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks a full-time Upper School Technical Theater and Audio/Visual Director for the 2022-23 academic year. This appointment will involve teaching students the art of theatrical production, serving as Technical Director to all Upper School productions, and meeting the audio-visual needs at daily assemblies and other school events and presentations.
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  • 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 Alexis Folino Gallo for Grades 6-8 at afolinogallo@us.edu; or mail to their attention to University School, 20701 Brantley Road, Shaker Heights, 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
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. University School is a diverse and inclusive community where each boy is known and loved.