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Job ID: 146635

Assistant/Associate Professor in Digital Media and Learning and Leadership
University of Pittsburgh

Date Posted Sep. 21, 2020
Title Assistant/Associate Professor in Digital Media and Learning and Leadership
University University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Department School of Education - Teaching, Learning and Leading
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date September 2021
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Instructional Design/Technology
    Information Studies
    Educational Technology

Tenure-stream/tenured Assistant or Associate Professor in Digital Media and Learning and Leadership.

Appointment: eight-month, full-time, tenure-stream; starting Fall 2021

The School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to hire a scholar with strong roots in practice who will explore urgent issues in digital media/educational technology and leadership to include: leadership and innovation in schools; leadership practices, organizational change, and innovative technology instruction; the impact of technology integration on increasing educational leaders’ capacity to improve school culture and impact student-teacher success; and analysis of how technologies reproduce or remedy educational inequities and social inequalities with how leaders lead and engage in decision-making.

This person would be responsible for:
1. developing a strong research program that builds scholarly knowledge and informs the regional, national, and global conversations about the role of educational leaders in designing plans that link learning and leading to innovative digital media access and use
2. developing and teaching educational leadership courses with a primary focus on instructional technology preparedness in PreK-16 learning environments
3. examining and proposing solutions to educational inequities within schools, community contexts, and/or in homes as experienced by teachers, students, and families when technology becomes the primary tool for and mode of learning
4. engaging in antiracist work that assesses and poses potential solutions to the social, economic, political, and/or educational challenges that educational leaders have to address
5. Partnering with local, regional, national, and/or international institutions, leaders of higher education, and professional organizations

The candidate would join 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 equity and justice in education. As a School, we are committed to determining sustainable ways to disrupt long-standing patterns of inequity and injustice in education. To that purpose, we invite applicants who engage in robust analyses of pressing issues related to educational technology and leadership and who investigate ways to interrupt inequitable educational practices through their teaching, technology, leadership, research, and community-engaged activities. The successful candidate will have opportunities to teach in our Ph.D., Ed.D., master, undergraduate, and/or teacher preparation programs, depending on interests and expertise.
1. Earned doctorate in educational leadership, digital media and learning, learning sciences, educational technology, or a closely related field at the time of the appointment.
2. A growing or established record of publications in peer-reviewed journals, and the potential to compete successfully for external funding.
3. Significant demonstrated experience integrating emerging educational technologies in educational settings
4. Knowledge of or experience with institutional-wide implementation of educational technology
5. Demonstrated excellence or future promise in advising and mentoring students
6. Demonstrated experience or future promise for innovative leadership and excellence in university-level teaching and technology integration
7. Demonstrated commitment to equitable, just, and sustainable practices
8. Demonstrated commitment to working in an environment devoted to community engagement, collaboration, collegiality, professional development, scholarly inquiry, excellence in teaching and learning, civic responsibility, and respect for all people

Salary and Rank: Competitive salary will be commensurate with qualifications at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure/tenure-stream).

For questions, please contact committee co-chairs via email: Tinukwa Boulder ( and Cassie Quigley (

Review of applications will begin November 13, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, upload your cover letter, curriculum vitae, two representative writing samples, and the names and contact information for three academic references to the following link:…0&tzname=America%2FNew_York. In your cover letter, please speak to how your work addresses equity and justice and your viewpoint on digital media and learning in education.

Note: Final candidates will be required to secure three letters of recommendation, examples of teaching effectiveness (such as course evaluations, peer observations, sample syllabi), and a teaching/advising philosophy statement.

For questions about the submission process or the position, email Megan Brennan at or contact the search committee chairs as listed above.

  • The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups that are under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

    The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Please reference in your cover letter when
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Contact Information

  • Megan Brennan
    School of Education - Dean's Office
    University of Pittsburgh
    230 S. Bouquet Street
    5600 Wwph
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260
  • 412-648-1780


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