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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  • Associate Teachers, Grades 1-2 – Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks Lower School Associate Teachers for the 2021-2022 school year. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals early in their teaching careers to play a significant role in a lower school classroom, which is centered on integrated thematic learning.
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  • College Counselor, Grades 9-12 – Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks an Upper School College Counselor/Assistant Director of College Counseling. Ideal candidates will have advanced degree(s) in their fields; first-hand 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. Title and responsibilities will be commensurate with experience and credentials. Applications – including resume, cover letter, references, and transcript(s) – should be submitted to William Daughtrey (wdaughtrey@us.edu), Director of Upper School, University School, 2785 SOM Center Rd, Hunting Valley, OH 44022.
  • Nurse, Grades 9-12 – Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks a Nurse for the upper school. Directing health services at the upper school, the Nurse works closely with the Director of Upper School, Dean of Students, and Consulting Psychologist(s) to promote a healthy learning environment. The Nurse provides medical care and services to students, faculty, and staff throughout the academic year and summer programs, assists in the instruction of our Health curriculum, and maintains clear, accurate records as part of timely and appropriate communication with parents and school personnel. 
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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
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.