Part-time Instructor Life Skills Practicum Seminar, University of Pittsburgh


Teaching, Learning, and Leading - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (23008031)

University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Part-time instructor position with a focus on Low Incidence Disabilities and education (Life Skills)

Position: Part-time instructor

Appointment: Part-time instructor for Spring 2024

Description: The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leading in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh seeks a part-time instructor to teach TLL 1852 Life Skills Practicum Seminar . We seek an individual dedicated to advancing equity and justice through excellence in teaching and committed to practice and engagement with communities.

The candidate would teach in a vibrant community in the School of Education, at a time of great excitement, synergy, momentum, and action, particularly in relation to our explicit commitment to education 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: .

The position reports to the Chair of the department. Hiring is on a single-semester basis dependent on school needs. Part-time instructors must 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 1-credit course is $1,396 dispersed over 4 payments on the last working day of each month of the term. Part-time instructors 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 or master's degree in education or a closely related field;

2. Demonstrated commitment to equity and justice

3. Potential for or proven excellence in university-level teaching

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 .

For questions about the position or School of Education, email


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.

The 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 to learn more.

Assignment Category Part-time temporary
Campus Pittsburgh
Required Attachments Curriculum Vitae

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