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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  • Learning Specialist, Grades 6-8 - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks a full-time grades 6-8 Learning Specialist for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The Learning Specialist will be able to connect with boys with various learning difficulties and facilitate individual instruction with students or small groups to provide support in executive functioning skills, writing, reading comprehension, test-taking skills and problem-solving; support faculty by creating, 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 and Director of Learning Services to develop and implement learning plans to address diagnosed learning disabilities. 
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  • Middle School Music Teacher, Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks a full-time Middle School Music Teacher for the 2017-2018 academic year. The ideal candidate will be able to inspire and connect with students of various musical backgrounds and teach beginning through middle school instrumental, choral, and general music.
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  • Part-time French or Latin Teacher, Grade 5 - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks a part-time French or Latin Teacher to teach one section of 5th grade Latin or French for the 2017-2018 academic year. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in Latin or French and/or a related field and experience teaching at the Lower and/or Middle School level. He or she will be a dynamic classroom presence. 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.
  • Lead Salad Bar - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School is seeking qualified candidates for a Lead Salad Bar position for the Shaker campus. Responsibilities include planning, preparing, and organizing the salad bar cart by preparing special salads and salad dressings daily, maintaining temperature as required; replenishing and maintaining cleanliness during lunches, maintaining appropriate logs, and dismantling at end of lunch periods; assist Cook when needed, and assist with special functions as needed. Qualified candidate must comply with all health, safety, and sanitation requirements (HACCP).
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  • 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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The Story of a US Teacher

 

Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
GRADES K-8
Phone: 216.321.8260

Hunting Valley Campus

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, OH 44022
GRADES 9-12
Phone: 216.831.2200
University School serves 870 boys in grades K-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.