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 $100 million WE ARE US! The Campaign for University School, as supporting faculty is one of its main initiatives. 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 K-5 - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks a full-time Learning Specialist for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Learning Specialist will facilitate instruction with individual students or small groups to provide support in phonemic awareness, phonological processing, reading comprehension, fluency, support in multi-sensory language instruction, written expression, mathematics 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 School Psychologist and Academic Dean for Learning K-12 in order to develop and implement learning plans to address individual learning styles.
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  • Middle School World Language Teacher - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks a full-time Middle School World Language teacher for the 2017-2018 academic year. The ideal candidate will be able to teach any two of the following languages: Latin, Spanish, and French. He or she should have an undergraduate or graduate degree in the language(s) in question and/or a related field and have native or near-native proficiency. Qualified candidates will have experience teaching language at the Middle School level, have a dynamic classroom presence, and be open to implementing new curriculum. The candidate should be eager to contribute to the larger life of the school. In addition, he/she 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.
  • Upper School Head Librarian - Hunting Valley Campus

    The Head Librarian oversees all aspects of the operation of the Wean Research Library. The Head Librarian develops plans and procedures for improvement of the library program that reflects and promotes the strategic plan of the school. The Head Librarian oversees both the library program and the library space, creating and maintaining an atmosphere that is welcoming, academic, and dynamic. He/she must work collaboratively and professionally with the faculty of the entire school to determine materials for purchase and provide general resources, reference services, and instructional support to members of the school community.
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  • Part-Time Nurse for Summer Programs - Shaker Heights and Hunting Valley Campuses

    University School seeks two (2) part-time nurses for its Summer Programs.  Students in grades K-12 from all across Northeast Ohio come are on campus each day to participate in summer enrichment programs, sports camps, and academic programs. The summer programs nurse leads efforts to provide the best care for students and staff. In addition to evaluating the signs and symptoms of student illness or injury, and providing appropriate medical interventions, the summer programs nurse, coordinates with the summer programs directors to maintain appropriate records and to communicate health concerns with families.
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  • Middle School Spanish Teacher - Shaker Heights Campus

    University School seeks a full-time Middle School Spanish teacher for the 2017-2018 academic year. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in Spanish and/or a related field and have native or near-native proficiency.  Qualified candidates will have experience teaching Spanish at the Middle School level, have a dynamic classroom presence, and be open to implementing new curriculum. The candidate should be eager to contribute to the larger life of the school. In addition, he/she will serve as an advisor to a small group of students.
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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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Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
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 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.