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 2014, University School had 11 semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition, the highest number, per capita, of all high schools in the Cleveland area. In 2014, the National Merit Scholarship Program named three US seniors as winners in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, and one US senior received a National Achievement Scholarship. 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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  • English Teacher, Grades 9-12 - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School seeks an Upper School English instructor for the 2018-2019 school year. Ideal candidates will have advanced degree(s) in their fields; firsthand classroom experience; an interest in and capacity for work with adolescents; an eagerness to support co-curricular English programming; and an ability to contribute to the larger life of the School. Applications ­(including resume, cover letter, references, and transcript(s))­ should be submitted to Patrick Gallagher (pgallagher@us.edu), Co-Director of Upper School & Dean of Faculty, 2785 SOM Center Rd, Hunting Valley, OH 44022.
  • Social Studies Department Chair & Teacher, Grades 6-8 - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks a full-time Middle School Social Studies Department Chair/Teacher for the 2018-2019 academic year. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in history and/or a related field and experience teaching history at the Middle School and/or Upper School level.

    He or she will be a dynamic classroom presence. As a leader, he or she will be excited and energized about leading the Middle School department through curricular review and/or change 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.

    Applications, including resume, cover letter, references, and transcript(s), should be submitted to Lisa Siegler, Administrative Assistant to the Middle School Director, University School, 20701 Brantley Road, Shaker Hts., OH 44122 or lsiegler@us.edu.
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach, Grades 9-12 - Hunting Valley Campus

    University School has an immediate opening for a Strength and Conditioning Coach and Physical Education Instructor. The Strength and Conditioning coach will assume professional responsibility for providing learning experiences in comprehensive health and wellness and supervision of boys in a supportive and positive climate that develops each student’s skills, attitude, and knowledge. 

    The three main areas of this responsibility are: Strength and Conditioning Coach, Physical Education Instructor, and Event Manager for Athletic Contests. It is the responsibility of the Strength and Conditioning Coach to seek programmatic input from varsity coaches, design sport-specific programs, and see that the strength and conditioning program is engaged and functioning at a high level.  This position will work closely with the Physical Education Chairperson at the Upper School, the co-Directors of the Upper School, the Athletic Trainer, the Upper School Nurse, and the Wellness Committee.

    Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree with a Master’s Degree preferred. It is preferred that individuals have a minimum of three (3) years’ experience working in Strength and Conditioning or a related area.  Additionally, candidates must possess one of the two certifications referenced below to be considered for the position: CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) from the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association Certification) or SCCC (Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified) by the CSCCa (Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association Certification.

    Applications ­(including resume, cover letter, references, and transcript(s))­ should be submitted to Sean McDonnell (smcdonnell@us.edu), Athletic Director K-12 at 2785 SOM Center Rd, Hunting Valley, OH 44022.
  • Part-Time Bus Driver

    University School is seeking experienced school bus drivers for evening athletic trips and/or field trips. Applicant must be available 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm Monday-Friday. Possible average 10-20 hours per week during the school year. The following requirements apply: current class B CDL with P & S endorsements, current ODE Pre-service certificate, pass a BCI background test, pass drug test, no more than 4 points on BMV record, have reliable transportation, pass T-8 physical, be able to lift 75 pounds or more in an emergency situation if required. This is a part-time position with no benefits. If you are interested please email resume with cover letter to recruiting@us.edu with Bus Driver noted in the Subject Line.
  • 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.  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 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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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.