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For Potential Faculty

University Liggett School’s faculty and staff of 126 includes master teachers, alumni, recent college graduates, and business, communications, and education professionals with decades of successful experience in independent schools. More than 50 of our full-time faculty hold advanced degrees in their fields. Many are also active as successful writers, artists, scientists, and lecturers in their own fields, as well as being committed to the community and social service in the Detroit area.

Our faculty enjoy the flexibility of small class sizes (with an 8:1 student/teacher ratio, the average class size is 14).

All teaching employees are supported by the Heads of each division, their peers, and the Head of School. Ample professional development opportunities are provided by school administration and faculty are encouraged to pursue additional opportunities at any point in their careers at University Liggett School. Successful teaching applicants are able to support the students through their involvement in the arts, athletics and after school programs.

University Liggett School is seeking teachers with a minimum of three years of teaching experience in their field. A degree in the teaching subject area is mandatory. We are looking for educators who are confident in their content area knowledge, adept with the integration of technology, invigorated by the process of collaboration and experienced in implementing inquiry-based lessons that put students at the center of their learning.

If you are interested in exploring employment with University Liggett School, send the requested information to the appropriate person listed on the job posting.

For faculty positions, send a resume, letter of interest, and three recent professional references or for a non-teaching position, please send a resume and letter of interest to:

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    Bart Bronk

    Head of School
    University Liggett School
    1045 Cook Road
    Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236-2509

PreKindergarten Teacher

Job Description

University Liggett School, an independent, co-educational school for grades PreK3-12, is searching for a part-time co-lead teacher in one of our Reggio-Inspired classrooms. University Liggett School has a long tradition as an outstanding school, known for providing the kind of innovative and exploratory experiences that connect a diverse student body with their learning in dynamic and engaging ways.  It is an inspiring place where ideas and possibilities abound.  Our charge is to be better than good enough and to understand that risk-taking, innovation, and creativity lie at the center of good teaching and learning for our students and our faculty.  


A degree in early childhood or elementary education is required. The ideal candidate will have at least two years of teaching experience, have an understanding of Reggio and Project Approach methodology, be creative, energetic and flexible; 

be an effective communicator; be well organized and enjoy being part of a team. 

Major Responsibilities

  • Support of instructional, emotional, and behavioral needs of individual students
  • Cooperative instruction and planning integrated with curricula and in conjunction with lower school resource  teachers
  • Thoughtful and creative implementation of Reggio, Project Approach work and best practices for young children
  • Assistance with online communication, displays, documentation, conferences, and report cards
  • Assistance with daily playground and lunch duty
  • Partnering with parents, communicating frequently and effectively with them
  • Exploration of innovative teaching theories and practices through ongoing professional development opportunities


  • A love of young children with a positive approach to discipline practices
  • Commitment to the application of the elements of The Liggett Approach
  • Willingness to be flexible and open-minded in collaboration with teaching colleagues, administrators, and staff
  • Participation in lower school events such as Parents’ Night
  • Promotion of the school mission

University Liggett School is committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. It is the policy of the school to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, military service, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, height, weight, marital or familial status or any other status specifically protected by applicable federal or Michigan law. 

Candidates from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent schools are encouraged to apply.

Contact Person:  

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Peggy Dettlinger, Head of Lower School pdettlinger@uls.org

School Bus Drivers

University Liggett School seeks two part-time bus drivers

Job Description:

Evening and weekend availability to drive students and athletes on trips

Maintain a clean and mechanically sound bus at all times

Obey all traffic laws

Perform inspections of the bus before and after each route

Ensure the safety of all students

Assist students with getting on and off the bus when required

Must be able to work independently

Preferred Experience:

School bus driving: 1 year (Preferred)License/Certification:

Driver's License: (Preferred) CDL

Applicants should send resumes to Colleen Gatzke, Director of Operations, 1045 Cook Road, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, 48236

Athletic Positions

Girls' JV Ice Hockey Head Coach/Varsity Assistant

University Liggett School seeks a girls’ high school junior varsity ice hockey head coach, who would also serve as a varsity assistant. The position is for the 2021-2022 winter season, which begins November 1. This is a new position as Liggett adds a JV ice hockey team. Prior ice coaching experience is required. 

The ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate a passion for working with young people and for the sport of ice hockey. Attention to detail, a sense of humor, patience, flexibility, and excellent oral and written skills are a must.

Additional expectations are as follows:

  • The JV head coach will collaborate with the varsity head coach to plan and execute daily practices that appropriately teach skills and challenge student-athletes in order to help them achieve their potential.
  • Plan and foster the development of students as athletes and human beings.
  • Ensure administrative coaching duties are completed.
  • Communicate often and consistently with players and parents.
  • Assist athletes who wish to play at the next level.
  • Be a positive role model.
  • Strengthen and grow the University Liggett School athletic program.

If interested, submit a letter of interest and resume to Alan Parish, Director of Athletics at aparish@uls.net. No phone calls, please.

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    Alan Parish

    Director of Athletics
    University Liggett School
    1045 Cook Road
    Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236-2509

For Substitute Teachers

If you are a highly qualified educator looking for substitute teaching work for all grade levels and subject areas, we are looking for you. At University Liggett School students are active participants in their learning experience. Substitute teachers at Liggett thrive in a dynamic, student-centered, collaborative environment.

Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree. Submit to a Michigan school employment criminal background and fingerprinting checks as required. Please indicate the grade level and subject areas that you are qualified to teach in your letter of interest.

If you are interested in being added to our substitute teaching roster please email your resume and a letter of interest to Melissa Buescher at mbuescher@uls.org.