Special Education/Educational Psychology

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (Pitt-Johnstown) invites applications for a visiting position at the rank of instructor in the Education Division beginning January 2018.

Responsibilities:  Teaching special education and educational psychology courses as needed; supervising Special Education students in field and clinical experiences; and upholding the mission and goals of the Education Division.

Requirements: Master’s degree or higher in Special Education or a related field; experience with Pre-K-12 students with special needs is required, with a preference given to those candidates with successful teaching and supervision experience at the college level; and a strong commitment to working with local schools.  The candidate must demonstrate expertise in current special education theory and practice, with a commitment to excellent teaching and mentoring pre-service teachers in inclusive environments. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to collaborative models of teacher preparation. Experience with low-incidence populations and/or diverse groups that reflect populations of individuals with identified disabilities is favored. Successful applicants will be individuals who are prepared to assist with program coordination and assessment for undergraduate teacher preparation.  The candidate must also demonstrate the potential for instructional effectiveness, student advisement, and professional collaboration.

Application Deadline:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

To apply, interested candidates can submit the following materials electronically to jzahorch@pitt.edu

Otherwise send a hardcopy of all materials to the address below:

  • letter of application
  • current curriculum vita
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations, observation reports, etc.)
  • official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (copies accepted initially)
  • three current reference letters
  • FBI Criminal Record Check, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, PA Department of Human

Services Child Abuse History Clearance (prior to interview)

Please have your recommenders submit their letters to:

Dr. Jerry Zahorchak, Interim Chair, Education Division
Division of Education, 153 Biddle Hall
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
450 Schoolhouse Road Johnstown, PA 15904

Pitt-Johnstown is a comprehensive four-year undergraduate campus of the University of Pittsburgh system, located 70 miles east of Pittsburgh on a beautiful 650-acre site in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania. The college community includes approximately 3,000 undergraduate students and 145 full­ time faculty members distributed through seven academic divisions. These divisions include Business & Enterprise, Education, Engineering Technology, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Nursing & Health Sciences, and Social Sciences. Each division offers four-year undergraduate bachelor degree programs. The Division of Education has 8 full-time faculty and 5part-time faculty members and enrolls approximately 200 students in thirteen certification programs.

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is an Equal Opportunity Employer