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, kindergarten through grade 12. The school is located on two campuses, with 450 boys in grades 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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  • Engineering/Science/Math Instructor, Grades 9-12 - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks an Upper School engineering/science/math instructor for the 2018-2019 school year. This is a new full-time position as we expand programming in engineering.
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  • Food Service Staff - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School is looking for a Food Service staff member to be part of the Hunting Valley Food Service team. Duties include preparing condiments for lunch menu.  For example, fill and set out water pitchers, assist with distributing cheese plates, lettuce and tomatoes, refilling serving bowls as needed, sort clean silverware, cleaning kitchen and is the back-up for the dish machine area. This is a 30-hour per week position.
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  • Hockey Coach, Seasonal, Part-time

    University School seeks a seasonal, part-time Hockey coach.
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  • Housekeeper, 2nd Shift - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School is currently looking for a 2nd Shift Housekeeper for the Shaker Campus. The housekeeper will perform housekeeping functions to ensure clean, orderly, and attractive classrooms, common areas, etc. at the Shaker campus, but may be called upon to work some shifts at the Hunting Valley campus. Responsibilities include: cleaning classrooms including flooring/carpeting, tables/desk, boards, equipment, etc. moving furniture to allow for the appropriate cleaning; common areas, restrooms or locker areas as well as checking all doors and windows are locked during the shift as required by the school functions.
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  • Part-time Physics Instructor, Grades 9-12 - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks a part-time physics instructor to teach two sections of physics for the 2018-19 school year.  Ideal candidates will have advanced degree(s) in their fields; firsthand classroom experience; and an interest in and capacity for work with adolescents. Applications (including resume, cover letter, references, and transcript(s))­ should be submitted to William Daughtrey (wdaughtrey@us.edu), Director of Upper School, 2785 SOM Center Rd, Hunting Valley, OH 44022.
  • Program Manager, National Video Pitch Competition, Young Entrepreneur Institute – Hunting Valley Campus

    The national video pitch competition is a program of the Young Entrepreneur Institute at University School (YEI). The competition is based on two successful regional video pitch competitions already developed by YEI, Selling Bee and Teen Pitch Tank. The goal is to introduce the competition, and have it ready for use, at Mott Foundation’s April, 2019, national network conference. The Program Manager is a full-time position.
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  • Woodworking and Design Fabrication Instructor, Grades 9-12 - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks an Upper School Woodworking and Design Fabrication Instructor for the 2018-2019 school year. 
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  • Part-Time Bus Driver

    University School is seeking experienced school bus drivers for evening athletic trips and/or field trips.
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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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Developing our Faculty


The Story of a US Teacher


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. 

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, OH 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.