University Liggett School’s non-tenured 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 Liggett. 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.

Current Faculty Openings

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  • No Open Positions

Current Athletics Openings

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  • Assistant coach: Varsity track and field

    University Liggett School seeks an assistant coach for the varsity track and field team. The position is for the 2019 spring sports season which begins on March 11. Practices are daily at 3:30 p.m.

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Contact Information

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:

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

For Athletic positions, please 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

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


University Liggett School, a top Metro Detroit private, independent school, is located at 1045 Cook Road Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236 313-884-4444