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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
    bbronk@uls.org

Open Faculty Positions

Upper School Spanish Teacher

University Liggett School, the oldest independent school in Michigan, is a forward-thinking institution located in suburban Grosse Pointe, just outside of the city of Detroit. Liggett enrolls 600 students in grades pre-k through twelve, and innovation and opportunity abound within the school and the region. Understanding is the core value of a Liggett education. Students identify, develop, and pursue their passions as teachers work to make the process of learning relevant and engaging. Each Liggett graduate leaves well-prepared for the changing demands of college and career, equipped as a lifelong learner committed to embodying – and fostering – inquiry and discovery. At Liggett, we shape lives that shape lives.

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.

Position

Full-time Upper School Spanish Teacher

The ideal will possess:

  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of classroom experience;
  • A bachelor’s degree preferably in Spanish or secondary education;
  • A growth mindset, self-motivation, positive energy, strong interpersonal skills, and a service-oriented and team approach to work.

Interested candidates should submit their letter of interest, educational philosophy, and resume to Brock Dunn, Associate Head of School and Head of Upper School, 1045 Cook Road, Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan 48236 or bdunn@uls.org.

Orchestra Director

University Liggett School is looking for an orchestra director that brings an innovative and cooperative style of instruction to our strings program. Our program has early experiences for grades 3 to 5 leading to string ensembles in grades 6-12. This position is focused on leading ensembles in the middle and upper school programs. The successful candidate should have a strong background in music education, performance, and experiences with students from 6th through 12th grade. The candidate should be comfortable working with a variety of instructional styles found in a progressive school setting while maintaining a disciplined based approach to arts education. Compensation will be commensurate with degree and years of experience.

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.

Please contact Mr. Brock Dunn at bdunn@uls.org for details of the position.

Upper School Math Teacher

University Liggett School, the oldest independent school in Michigan, is a forward-thinking institution located in suburban Grosse Pointe, just outside of the city of Detroit. Liggett enrolls 625 students in grades pre-k through twelve, and innovation and opportunity abound within the school and the region. Understanding is the core value of a Liggett education. Students identify, develop, and pursue their passions as teachers work to make the process of learning relevant and engaging. Each Liggett graduate leaves well-prepared for the changing demands of college and career, equipped as a lifelong learner committed to embodying – and fostering – inquiry and discovery.

Mission

Our mission is to empower students to develop intellectual curiosity, leadership and confidence to contribute to a complex and changing world. We challenge students to excel and to achieve their highest potential. We create opportunities for discovery and achievement by developing a faculty who foster the strengths of each student through the Curriculum for Understanding. We teach and practice the values of respect and responsibility in an emotionally and physically safe environment.

Position

Full-time Upper School Math Teacher

The ideal candidate:

  • Has a bachelor’s or master’s degree in mathematics with a minimum of three years of teaching experience;
  • Possesses a growth mindset, self-motivation, positive energy, strong interpersonal skills, and a service-oriented and team approach to work.

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.

Interested candidates should submit their letter of interest, educational philosophy, and resume to Brock Dunn, Assistant Head of School and Head of Upper School, 1045 Cook Road, Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, 48236 or bdunn@uls.org.

For Potential Athletic Positions

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    Alan Parish

    Director of Athletics
    University Liggett School
    1045 Cook Road
    Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236-2509
    aparish@uls.net

Assistant coach: girls’ varsity lacrosse team

University Liggett School seeks a head varsity boys’ and girls’ high school track & field coach. The position is for the 2020 spring season, which begins in March. Prior coaching experience or high-level competitive track & field experience is required. Field event coaching experience is preferred, but not required.

We seek a coach to join and lead an existing staff of experienced coaches. Collaboration, flexibility, and open-mindedness are essential.

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

At University Liggett School, we take a whole school approach to athletics. Therefore, coaches are responsible for developing and implementing a sport-specific curriculum that is age and ability appropriate.  

Additional expectations are as follows:

  • Varsity head coaches are expected to plan and execute daily practices that appropriately challenge student-athletes in order to help them achieve their potential.
  • Varsity head coaches are expected to plan and foster the development of students as athletes and human beings.
  • Ensure administrative coaching duties are completed.
  • Communicate often and consistently with players, parents and school administration.
  • Assist athletes who wish to play at the next level.
  • Be a positive role model.
  • Strengthen and grow the University Liggett School athletic program.
  • Assist with non-league scheduling.
  • Develop an off-season training regimen. 

If interested, submit a cover letter and resume to Alan Parish, Director of Athletics and interim cross country coach, at aparish@uls.net.

Track & Field Throwing Coach

University Liggett School seeks an assistant coach for the varsity track & field team to coach the discus and shot put events. The position is for the 2020 spring sports season which begins on March 9, 2020. Practices are on weekdays at 3:30 p.m.

The ideal candidate for this position will demonstrate a passion for the sport of track & field (specifically the throwing events) and for working with adolescents. Attention to detail, a sense of humor, patience, flexibility, and excellent oral and written skills are a must. Prior experience coaching shot put and discus or competing in those events on the collegiate level is a must.

 At University Liggett School we take a whole school approach to athletics. Assistant coaches are seen as an integral part of the team and help develop and implement a sport-specific curriculum that is age and ability appropriate. Assistant coaches will work with the varsity head coach to institute a cohesive program.

Additional assistant coach expectations are as follows:

  • Assistant coaches are expected to help plan and execute daily practices that appropriately challenge the student-athletes to help them achieve their potential.
  • Teach fundamentals, rules, techniques, and advanced strategies with a positive, energetic, and constructive approach.
  • Coaches are expected to plan and foster the development of students as athletes and human beings.
  • Assist the head coach to ensure administrative coaching duties are completed.
  • Communicate often and consistently with players, parents and school administration.
  • Be a positive role model.

To apply, please contact Director of Athletics Alan Parish: aparish@uls.net

For Substitue 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.