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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 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, athletic and after school programs.

University Liggett School is seeking teachers with a minimum of three years 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:

  • Bart-Bronk-Updated

    Bart Bronk

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

For Athletic Positions, please send a resume and a letter of interest to:

  • Alan Parish

    Alan Parish

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

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.

Boys’ and girls’ basketball coaches

University Liggett School seeks boys’ and girls’ basketball coaches for the 2019-2020 winter season, which begins in November. Positions sought include JV head coach, varsity assistant, and middle school coach(es).

The ideal candidate for this position(s) will demonstrate a passion for the sport of basketball and for working with adolescents. 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. 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 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

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