Thank you for your interest in a career at MUS. We maintain an active database of qualified candidates for positions that may become available. Your resume is always welcome. If no relevant  job openings are listed, feel free to submit your resume HERE.


Upper School French Teacher
MUS is hiring a full-time Upper School French teacher (grades 9-12). This position will be available for the 2024-25 school year, beginning August 1, 2024. See the job description HERE.

At Memphis University School, we have excellent programs because of the excellence of our people – teachers, coaches, administrators, and staff who are dedicated to our mission.

Memphis University School is a college-preparatory school dedicated to academic excellence, cultivation of service and leadership, and the development of well-rounded young men of strong moral character, consistent with the school’s Christian tradition.

Our people enjoy a collegial working environment that encourages outstanding performance, creativity, and teamwork. Following are some of the advantages of working at MUS:
  • Competitive salaries and benefits
  • Low faculty and staff turnover
  • Professional development support
  • Endowed teaching chairs
  • Faculty and staff awards with generous stipends
Employment at Memphis University School is contingent upon successful completion of a background, drug screening, and reference check.

At Memphis University School we hire faculty and staff of any race, color, religion, sex, or national and ethnic origin and accord them all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally made available to faculty and staff at the school. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national and ethnic origin.

Founded in 1893, MUS enjoys a strong base of support from about 4,800 active alumni and a $52 million (and growing) endowment. We have a student-faculty ratio of 7:1, and about 73% of our faculty hold a master’s degree or Ph.D. The success of our students is a testament to an exceptional faculty: about 50% of our students typically score 30 or higher on the ACT, and 90% score 3 or higher on AP exams. We offer a full complement of athletic, artistic, and extracurricular activities designed to help students discover and develop their interests and abilities. The school community abides by the Honor Code, which is administered by the student-run Honor Council. See our annual Community Impact Report HERE.


With a little over 1.35 million residents, the Memphis metropolitan area boasts a historic music scene, world-famous barbecue, and a small-town feel, despite the presence of the Memphis Grizzlies and several Fortune 500 companies – including FedEx and AutoZone, both founded by MUS alumni. In addition to four small colleges, a medium-sized university, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis is home to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a world-renowned leader in the treatment of catastrophic diseases in children. Memphis continues to develop and expand opportunities throughout the community with investments in projects such as a revitalized Downtown, Crosstown Concourse vertical village, and the 4,500-acre Shelby Farms Park – all of which have benefited from the leadership of MUS alumni. The city also supports a diverse restaurant scene and a variety of unique neighborhoods to explore. Plus, the cost of living is very affordable.


Administrative Team:

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Peter Sanders

    Pete Sanders 

    Headmaster, History Instructor
    (901) 260-1310
    University of Virginia - MEd
    Queen's University - MA
    St. Lawrence University - BA
  • Photo of Kevin Brown

    Kevin Brown 

    Security Dir.
    (901) 260-1311
    LeMoyne-Owen College - BA
  • Photo of Elizabeth Copeland

    Liz Copeland 

    Communications Dir.
    (901) 260-1357
    University of Memphis - BPS
  • Photo of Joseph Cummings

    Joe Cummings 

    Admissions & Enrollment Management Dir., Lacrosse Head Coach
    (901) 260-1423
    University of Maryland - BA
    Vanderbilt University - MEd
  • Photo of Lewis Humphreys

    McKee Humphreys 01

    Assoc. Headmaster, Interim Principal Lower School
    (901) 260-1391
    Vanderbilt University - MA
    University of Mississippi - BA
  • Photo of William Ray

    Barry Ray 

    Asst. Headmaster, Principal Upper School, History Instructor
    (901) 260-1323
    University of Memphis - MEd
    Sewanee: The University of the South - BA