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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

Part-time and Full-time (long-term sub) Adjunct Teaching Positions

To ensure continued educational excellence and safety in a year of unusual challenge, University Liggett School seeks to interview teachers who may be interested in regular part-time or full-time teaching roles (long-term substitute) for the 2020-2021 school year.  Teachers of all levels (PK-12) are invited to express interest, as well as those with discipline-specific experience in STEM fields, humanities, the arts, and languages.  Responsibilities could include teaching in-person, remote, or hybrid courses, supervising students while another teacher instructs remotely, or supervising students during lunch and free periods.

A bachelor’s degree is required.  While direct teaching experience is preferred, recent graduates from teaching programs are also encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Maureen Solak, msolak@uls.org.

PreKindergarten Co-Lead Teacher

Job Description

University Liggett School, an independent, coeducational school for grades PreK3-12, is searching for a co-lead teacher in our mixed-aged 3-4-year-old Reggio-Inspired classroom. 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’ NightPromotion of the school mission

Contact Person:

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

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.