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UNIVERSITY LIGGETT SCHOOL \ OUR SCHOOL 

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Join our Team!

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.

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

Upper School English Teacher 

University Liggett School seeks a full-time, experienced Upper School English teacher for grades 9-12. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Teach four sections of English (likely to include both core and elective classes)
  • Create a class environment that is devoted to close reading of complex texts, thoughtful discussion, and analytical writing
  • Create an equitable and inclusive class environment that promotes integrity, respect, and empathy
  • Design writing assignments that stretch student thinking and imagination 
  • Scaffold writing assignments effectively and respond thoughtfully and promptly to student writing
  • Collaborate with colleagues and engage in department discussions about pedagogy and other concerns
  • Participate actively in advancing the English department’s curriculum and The Liggett Approach
  • Serve as an upper school advisor 
  • Communicate thoughtfully, professionally, and clearly with parents
  • Participate actively and positively in the life of the school

Qualifications: 

  • A bachelor's degree or higher in English or an equivalent field
  • Enthusiasm for upper school students and an understanding of their developmental needs
  • A thoughtful and engaging approach to teaching, learning, and assessment
  • A growth mindset about teaching practices and an eagerness to work toward professional goals and development
  • A keen desire to work in a collaborative, inclusive, and student-centered environment
  • Ability to connect with students of diverse backgrounds to develop healthy, supportive, and responsive relationships
  • Strong writer, reader, and speaker
  • Enthusiasm for reading a wide range of texts outside of teaching
  • Eager willingness to support and to be present in the life of the school
  • Facility with technology in the classroom


About University Liggett School

The oldest independent co-educational day school in Michigan, University Liggett School is among the preeminent PreK-12 institutions in the Midwest. Enrolling more than 640 students, University Liggett School offers a rigorous and innovative academic framework that allows students in every grade to find their passions and explore them in depth while developing creativity, critical thinking, teamwork, and adaptability. This guiding philosophy is supported by a rich array of co-curricular programs and empowers students to drive their own academic experience, preparing them to flourish at some of the strongest colleges and universities in the country. Concentrated class sizes and challenging academics shape students, giving them a keen sense of self while simultaneously fostering lifelong appreciation for and an understanding of learning.

The mission of University Liggett School 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 Liggett Approach. We teach and practice the values of respect and responsibility in an emotionally and physically safe environment.


Contact Person

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, educational philosophy, and resume to Shernaz Minwalla, Head of Upper School, at sminwalla@uls.org

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.

Upper School Visual Art Teacher 

University Liggett School seeks a full-time, experienced Upper School Visual Art teacher for grades 9-12 who is willing to offer an array of visual art activities. Teaching five sections of students, this teacher will steward skill growth in visual art. Our program welcomes the integration of theory, production, history, and criticism as a basis for exploring visual art.  This position includes collaboration and planning with departmental peers. We seek knowledgeable candidates who have experience with and delight in working with students and understand the unique needs and opportunities of our learners.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Teach 5 sections of Visual Art which include various forms such as ceramics, design and crafts media, photography (darkroom), photography (digital/ PhotoShop), and art history.
  • Guide and Support student portfolio creation and the college admissions process.
  • Create an equitable class environment that promotes integrity, respect, and empathy 
  • Design projects that stretch student thinking and imagination 
  • Scaffold assignments effectively and respond thoughtfully and promptly to student work
  • Collaborate with colleagues and engage in department discussions about pedagogy and other concerns
  • Participate actively in advancing the Visual and Performing Arts Department Curriculum and The Liggett Approach
  • Serve as an upper school advisor 
  • Communicate thoughtfully, respectfully, and clearly with parents 
  • Write thoughtful, articulate progress reports 
  • Along with core teaching responsibilities, the candidate may be asked to take on additional duties that may include photography for the yearbook, assistance with scenic design, or other activities that integrate visual art in the life of our school.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A bachelor's degree or higher in art education, with a demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional growth. 
  • Demonstration of upper school teaching experience in a germane content area is preferred.
  • Enthusiasm for upper school learners and their developmental needs.
  • An innovative approach to teaching, learning and assessment.
  • A growth mindset about teaching practices and eagerness to work towards professional goals and development.
  • A keen desire to work in a collaborative, inclusive and student-centered environment.
  • Eager willingness to assist and be present in the life of the school.
  • Facility with technology in the classroom.
  • Ability to connect with students of diverse backgrounds to develop healthy, supportive, and responsive relationships.      
  • Facility with digital visual art software (Adobe Creative Suite).                                                                                         


About University Liggett School

The oldest independent co-educational day school in Michigan, University Liggett School is among the preeminent PreK-12 institutions in the Midwest. Enrolling more than 640 students, University Liggett School offers a rigorous and innovative academic framework that allows students in every grade to find their passions and explore them in depth while developing creativity, critical thinking, teamwork and adaptability. This guiding philosophy is supported by a rich array of co-curricular programs and empowers students to drive their own academic experience, preparing them to flourish at some of the strongest colleges and universities in the country. Concentrated class sizes and challenging academics shape students, giving them a keen sense of self while simultaneously fostering lifelong appreciation for and an understanding of learning.

The mission of University Liggett School 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 Liggett Approach. We teach and practice the values of respect and responsibility in an emotionally and physically safe environment.


Contact Person

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, educational philosophy, and resume to Shernaz Minwalla, Head of Upper School, at sminwalla@uls.org

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 us

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
Head of School

University Liggett School 1045 Cook Road Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236-2509
bbronk@uls.org

Liggett is always seeking out experienced coaches in all sports. For athletic positions, send a resume and letter of interest to:

Alan Parish
Director of Athletics

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