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​Work at University High School

University High School’s commitment to genuine student/teacher relationships allows for meaningful instruction and assessment, a personalized approach to education, and the time and energy to truly engage.

Most classes at University number less than 25 students, so the average teacher works with 70-90 students total each semester. In addition, our teachers teach four classes; in a seven-period schedule, four classes and mentoring allows for two prep periods. The role of mentor serves as the equivalent of a fifth “class,” although mentoring is nothing like a homeroom period. Every staff member, including the business manager and head of school, mentors up to ten students. At a minimum, mentors meet privately with each student mentee every other week for a 30-40 minute conversation. Mentors serve as advisors, advocates, counselors, confidantes, and cheerleaders. Many teachers find that mentoring is the most intense, but also the most rewarding, of their roles at University.

Teachers at University have tremendous autonomy within a curriculum that is both traditional and progressive. At the same time, departments work together on scope and sequence in alignment with state and national standards and proficiencies. Many school policies and decisions are discussed in full faculty meetings and are often made by consensus. In this way, teachers at University High School feel a level of investment and contribution that is unique.

Teachers are empowered. Students at University enjoy genuine empowerment, too. They routinely help devise January Term courses, serve on discipline and hiring committees, and initiate and manage clubs and service projects. Students are respected as partners in their own education and stewards of the school. They have a voice. Administrative and support positions are as involved with the students and what happens in the classroom as teachers are. Many administrators teach one or two courses. Far from being removed from the day-to-day classroom experience, teachers, administrators and staff all are integral members of the University High School community.

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Employment Opportunities at University High School

Part Time Choir Director

Part Time Choir Director

University High School of Indiana seeks a dynamic educator to teach Choir beginning with the 2024-2025 school year. Ideal candidates will have a passion for high school choral music education, emphasizing strong interpersonal relationships with students and colleagues, a collaborative mindset, and a willingness to engage beyond the classroom. Additionally, candidates should demonstrate a desire to work with current music teachers to grow the overall music program.

Faculty members at University High School are responsible for all tasks related to instruction, including planning, implementing, and assessing a curriculum that fits the school’s mission to expand the hearts and minds of its students through academic, creative, and physical achievement. Teachers also support the educational system of the school as a whole.

This is currently a 0.2 FTE position and comes with no benefits.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s of Music degree in Voice, Choral Music, or Music Education with a Choral Music Concentration or a related field required; master’s or other advanced degree preferred
  • Ability to teach all levels of high school choir; teaching experience preferred
  • Ability to demonstrate and model mastery of vocal technique
  • Possess strategies to foster a non-competitive choral program
  • Musical theater experience beneficial
  • Recording and/or digital music skills beneficial
  • Commitment to the school’s core values of diversity, excellence, personal responsibility, stewardship, creativity, and mutual respect, support, and trust required
  • Interest in collaborating with colleagues on curriculum, assessment, and professional development required
  • Facility with technology required

Background check and current authorization to be employed in the U.S. required

University High School of Indiana is an independent college preparatory school located in Carmel, IN. University High School offers an excellent salary and benefits package. University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws that prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, disability, marital status, and veteran status. Read more about the school at www.universityhighschool.org.

Please send a cover letter and resume to University High School, c/o Jennifer Thompson @ 2825 W. 116th Street, Carmel, IN 46032; fax: 317-733-4484; email: jthompson@universityhighschool.org.

 

Learning Support Services Instructional Assistant

Learning Support Services Instructional Assistant

University High School seeks a dynamic Instructional Assistant to work full-time in our Learning Support Services (LSS) department beginning in August 2023. The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with high school students with learning differences, a desire to collaborate with staff of the LSS department and other faculty members, and a willingness to support students both academically and in the area of wellness. For the 2023-24 school year, the position is hourly.  Depending on the candidate, hours could be 25 to 40 hours per week. 

The Instructional Assistant is responsible for providing direct assistance to the LSS staff by working directly with individual students and small groups in the area of academic tutoring, particularly in math and supporting high school curriculum. This person will also be responsible for proctoring informal and standardized assessments and implementing and monitoring students’ accommodations and goals. Respect for the confidentiality of students and families is a core component of the program. Other daily responsibilities include record keeping, adapting instructional materials, and clerical duties.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Ability to be trained in practices and systems in LSS for record keeping and daily routines required
  • Competency in at least one of these academic areas desired: algebra, advanced math courses, and/or science
  • Experience working with high school students desired, especially in college preparatory setting
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with faculty and the LSS team required
  • Commitment to the school’s core values of diversity, excellence, personal responsibility, stewardship, creativity, and mutual respect, support, and trust required
  • Facility with technology required
  • Background check and current authorization to be employed in the U.S. required

This person will be a contract employee of the Carmel-Clay School Corporation and AfterSchoolHQ, but they will be chosen by and work at University High School. The position is federally funded. 

University High School of Indiana is an independent college preparatory school located in Carmel, IN. University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws that prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, disability, marital status, and veteran status.

Please send cover letter and resume to University High School, c/o Stacey Summitt-Mann @ 2825 W. 116th Street, Carmel, IN 46032; fax: 317-733-4484; email: ssummittmann@universityhighschool.org.

Substitute Teacher

Substitute Teacher

University High School is always looking to expand its pool of short-term substitute teachers. If you are interested in substitute teaching opportunities, please contact Kathy Davis, school secretary, at kdavis@universityhighschool.org. A background check is required.

Summer Camp Teacher

Summer Camp Teacher

University High School of Indiana seeks dynamic teachers to teach summer enrichment camps to elementary and middle school students during the summer of 2024. These camps tend to be weeklong half-day courses, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. The teacher will have the freedom to develop content/curriculum for a camp that would appeal to this age level.

Summer Camp Teacher Job Responsibilities:

  • Plans, leads, and implements camps for children grades 1-8.
  • Provides high-quality educational opportunities and enjoyable experiences for participants.
  • Supervises students and ensures their safety, development, growth, skill achievement, and general well-being.
  • Maintains a schedule for participants.
  • Facilitates and creates lesson plans for daily activities.
  • Assists in maintaining accurate program records, including check-in and check-out of students and daily attendance.
  • Knows and understands all emergency procedures and safety guidelines associated with the school.

University High School of Indiana is an independent college preparatory school located in Carmel, IN. University is an equal-opportunity employer and complies with all federal, state, and local laws that prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, disability, marital status, and veteran status.

Please email summer@universityhighschool.org for further information.

Why Do Teachers Love Working at University?

Everyone at University High School recognizes that the essence of education is collaborative partnership. That kind of partnership can only happen in the midst of strong, vibrant relationships, and University works to encourage those relationships every day.

Franklin Oliver

History Instructor

I love teaching at University High School because there are so many opportunities to bring the language to life for my students. With smaller classes and the possibility for travel during January Term, my students get to have authentic experiences that really enhance their language learning and cultural understanding.

Shannon Swann

Director of International Programs & French Instructor

The way University High School is set up allows me to give a crazy amount of positive, personalized attention to my mentees as well as all my students. I am also in a situation in which I can focus my energy on creating the best possible learning experiences. It’s the most ideal teaching situation of which I have been a part.

Luke Crawley

Math & Science Instructor

The way I explain teaching at University High School to my former colleagues at other schools is probably the simplest way I can describe the wonderful experience of being at University. I have them remember back to when they were eighteen years old and deciding to major in education. I then tell them that University is as close to that idealized picture as you are going to find. […] Simply put, being a part of University High School makes you feel like you are contributing to something very special, and that is a wonderful feeling to take home every day.

Jake Thurman

Dean of Students & English & History Instructor