Professional Purpose, Found
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:
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.
- 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.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Peggy Dettlinger, Head of Lower School firstname.lastname@example.org
School Bus Drivers
University Liggett School seeks two part-time bus drivers
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
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