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Why University Academy?

University Academy is a K-12 college preparatory public charter academy, consisting of three schools, located in Kansas City, Missouri. The school was founded by people who believe deeply that students living in Kansas City, Missouri deserve the opportunity to have an excellent college preparatory education. The founders' vision was to establish a school that emphasizes college preparation, career development, community service and leadership.
University Academy is looking for great teachers! If you want to work at one of the highest performing charter schools in Missouri, this is where you want to be. Our starting salary is $40,100 for beginning teachers with a BA/BS credential and $42,100 for teachers with a masters degree. University Academy offers merit pay increases and a generous benefits package. UA teachers are also part of the Kansas City, Missouri Public School Retirement System.

NEW! Employees are eligible for student loan assistance through a generous donation from University Academy Co-Founders, Shirley and Barnett Helzberg.
Why Work at University Academy?
  • Join a team of great educators who all share your commitment to high quality education.
  • Work in a successful school where the focus is on high academic achievement for all students.
  • Have an impact on students by being part of a K-12 building where your hard work will be enhanced by others.
  • Work in a professional environment with higher salaries, access to resources and a pay-for-performance system.
  • Continue your own growth through high quality professional development and a variety of leadership opportunities.
University Academy is always taking applications for excellent teachers and outstanding administrators. If you have read our website and would like to apply for a position at University Academy please complete an online application for one of our open positions below.


University Academy is a public charter school serving students Pre-K through 12th grade who reside in the Kansas City Missouri School District.
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