University of Pittsburgh School of Education
Part-time Faculty Position with a focus on Instructional Methods for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities
Position: Part-time Instructor
Appointment: Part-time Instructor for Fall 202 3
Description: The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leading in The School of Education at the University of
Pittsburgh seeks a part-time instructor to co-teach Instructional Methods for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities .
We seek an individual dedicated to advancing equity and justice through excellence in teaching and committed to practice and engagement with
The candidate would co-teach the course with the course coordinator and engage with the vibrant community of the
School of Education at a time of great excitement, synergy, momentum, and action, particularly in relation to our explicit commitment to
educational equity and justice. Our commitment to educational equity and justice is visible in an integrated set of cultural drivers for how
we interact with each other and in how we facilitate the development of innovative programs, policies, and practices that advance
educational, social, and human rights for all. As a School, we are committed to determining sustainable ways to disrupt and transform
long-standing patterns of inequity and injustice in education. We value collaborative work that is not constrained by rigid boundaries, but
that is committed to the interconnections of equity and justice among departments, centers, and institutes in the School of Education and
with the many partners at the university, and in various regional, national, and K-12/global communities. The School’s mission/vision can be
found at the following link: https://www.education.pitt.edu/about/equity-and-justice .
The position reports to the Chair of the
department. Hiring is on a single-semester basis dependent on school needs. Part-time instructors will collaborate with the instructor of
record who is the lead professor and course coordinator to facilitate an environment where active learning is encouraged and where students
and instructors collaboratively learn and develop knowledge of course materials. Professional responsibilities of a part-time instructor
include, but are not limited to, the following: teaching a course(s), preparing appropriate course materials, and maintaining a professional
educational environment. The syllabus must include all policies and aspects of the course(s). Part-time instructors are required to maintain
one scheduled office hour per week per course.
Curriculum responsibilities include assisting with designing, developing,
writing, and revising course curricula and syllabi, assisting with ensuring intellectual integrity of curriculum and syllabi, and ensuring
that all courses taught follow standard syllabus format.
The pay for teaching a 3-credit course is $4,027.00, paid in 4
payments on the last working day of each month of the term. Part-time faculty will have access to our Canvas Learning Management System,
Zoom, University email, faculty resources on the Pitt portal, and the university libraries.
1. Earned doctorate in special education
2. Minimum of 2 years of
special education teaching experience
3. Specialization in teaching students with low-incidence disabilities
Demonstrated commitment to equity and justice
5 . Potential for or proven excellence in university-level teaching
Experience teaching in higher education
Application Process: Review of
applications will continue until the position is filled. To apply for the position, please submit an application and curriculum vitae.
Submit materials online at https://www.join.pitt.edu/ .
about the position or the School of Education, email [email protected].
The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which
includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to
discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.
University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and
diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.
The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students)
on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this
Assignment Category Part-time temporary