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 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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  • Dean of Students, Middle School - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School is seeking a Middle School Dean of Students for a July 1, 2020 start date. The Dean serves as a resident expert on the developmental arc of middle school-aged boys, acts as a positive role model, monitors the academic progress and personal growth of all students, and seeks to make the school a safe, inclusive, and loving place for all students. Major responsibilities include overseeing student programming related to character, leadership, and community engagement, handling day-to-day student discipline issues in conjunction with the Grade-Level Deans, and cultivating strong relationships with students, faculty, and parents. 
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  • French Teacher, Part-time, Grades 9-12 - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks a Part-Time Upper School French instructor to teach two sections of French for the 2020-2021 school year. Ideal candidates will have advanced degree(s) in their fields; experience in teaching at the secondary level; and an interest in and capacity for work with adolescents. Applications – including resume, cover letter, references, and transcript(s) – should be submitted to Krystopher Perry  (kperry@us.edu), Dean of Faculty, 2785 SOM Center Rd, Hunting Valley, OH 44022
  • Lead Teachers, Lower School - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks  Lower School Lead Teachers for the 2020-2021 school year. We are looking for dynamic individuals who will bring her/his life experiences into the classroom to enrich the lives of our students. The candidates for these positions will join an engaged and creative Lower School faculty (grades Jr. K-5) which is dedicated to thematic teaching, responsive classroom techniques, and the intentional education of boys.
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  • Learning Specialist, Lower School - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks a full-time Lower School Learning Specialist for the 2020-21 academic year. The Lower School Learning Specialist will facilitate instruction with individual students or small groups to provide support in phoenemic awareness, phonological processing, reading comprehension, fluency, support in multi-sensory language instruction, written expression, mathematics and  and executive function skills; support faculty by coordinating and implementing strategies in their classrooms to manage boys with a variety of learning challenges and aid them in the implementation of school-based accommodations: and will collaborate with the school psychologist to develop and implement learning plans to address individual learning styles.
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  • Director of College Counseling - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks a Director of College Counseling for the 2020-21 academic year. The Director of College Counseling has overall responsibility for guiding the members of each year’s graduating class (100 or more seniors, on average) through the transition to post- secondary education. The director joins a strong team of four college counselors who collectively develop working relationships with students, colleagues, and families to guide them through the educational and procedural dimensions of the transition.
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  • Science Department Chair, Middle School - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School (Cleveland, Ohio) seeks a full-time Middle School Science Department Chair/Teacher for the 2020-2021 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 and/or Upper School level. He or she will enjoy developing hands-on curriculum and will be committed to the process of inquiry and comfortable integrating other disciplines into science studies. As a leader, he or she will be excited and energized about leading the Middle School department and will be proactive in coordinating with the Upper School department chair. Outside of the classroom, the candidate should be eager to contribute to the larger life of the school and will serve as an advisor to a small group of students.
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  • Science Teacher, Middle School - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks a full-time Middle School Science Teacher for the 2020-2021 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 and/or Upper School level. He or she will enjoy developing hands-on curriculum and will be committed to the process of inquiry and comfortable integrating other disciplines into science studies. Outside of the classroom, the candidate should be eager to contribute to the larger life of the school and will serve as an advisor to a small group of students.
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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 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.

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.