Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission.  We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and    deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives.

Xavier University is currently seeking a Montessori Elementary II Head Teacher/Teaching Professor for the Montessori Institute and Laboratory School. This University faculty position is responsible for creating a dynamic classroom for children ages nine to twelve, founded in Montessori philosophy that serves children’s unique nature and is reflective of the practices of the Montessori Teacher Education Program. The University Teaching Professor position also requires teaching graduate and undergraduate students and supporting Montessori Institute initiatives. The candidate will be required to teach one course per academic year for the Montessori program. Other responsibilities include collaboration with the Lower Elementary classrooms and Middle School program; school community development; on campus collaboration efforts; field experiences; research, and serving as a Montessori liaison for the greater community both nationally and internationally. The candidate will be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of Montessori philosophy and material efficacy, curriculum development, observation/record keeping systems and communication skills, including parent and University communication.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years teaching experience in a Montessori Elementary II classroom
  • American Montessori Society Elementary II Credential (9-12) OR an Elementary I-II Credential (6-12)
  • Masters of Education
  • State of Ohio teaching license or the willingness to complete courses to transfer another state licensure.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups
  • Experience presenting to an adult audience
  • Computer skills that include the ability to use both Macintosh and PC computers. Candidates should be able to use Power Point, Microsoft Word, digital database systems and digital recordkeeping.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

To ensure consideration, interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references on Xavier University’s website.

Review of applications will begin immediately.  This position will remain open until filled.

Xavier University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  Newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination upon on-boarding.  Vaccine exemptions may be granted for medical or religious reasons.


About Xavier University

Xavier University Montessori Lab School was established in 1966 as a demonstration project to reflect the philosophy and teaching methods of the Montessori Teacher Education Program at Xavier University. The directive of the Lab School was to serve as a venue for pre-service teachers, provide an interactive learning environment for Xavier undergraduate and graduate students, as well as providing an observation facility that would service the awareness of Montessori education to a broader community.