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Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice in Digital Media & Learning
University of Pittsburgh

Date Posted Sep. 21, 2020
Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice in Digital Media & Learning
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
  • Teacher Education
    Instructional Design/Technology
    Information Studies
    Educational Technology

Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in Digital Media and Learning (Appointment-stream)

Appointment: 12-month, full-time, appointment stream; starting Fall 2021

The School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to hire an appointment-stream (non-tenure track) assistant or associate professor of practice in digital media who will explore urgent issues in integrating classroom technologies. We seek a candidate with experience in using technology for competency-based learning in different learning and work environments and analyzing how technologies reproduce and remedy educational inequities.

This person would be responsible for:
1. contributing to enhancing our undergraduate and graduate degree programs (e.g., BS, MAT, MEd, MA, MS, PhD, and EdD) by focusing on remote/online, hybrid, residential, and/or virtual simulation learning environments;
2. partner with colleagues in education and at the university, including the Pitt Information Technology team to design and develop a robust, cutting-edge ed tech degree program;
3. providing professional development in online teaching and PreK-16 learning environments to education colleagues at Pitt and throughout the region;
4. designing and teaching ed tech courses concerning pressing issues in teacher education, PreK-16 instruction, and learning, universal design, education foundations, global engagements, rural and/or urban education, or special education;
5. support new educational technology initiatives in the School, including co-designing a creative digital technology degree and collaborating with the Director of Innovative Technologies and Online Learning to support our new ed tech work.

1. Earned doctorate in educational/instructional technology or closely related fields at the time of appointment. Candidates experienced in STEAM education fields are especially encouraged to apply, but all areas are welcome
2. Significant demonstrated experience integrating emerging educational technologies in academic programs and courses (K12 or higher education and different course delivery formats)
3. Demonstrated teaching experience in preK12 and/or higher education (ideal candidates will have three years experience or more of preK12 settings)
4. Demonstrated instructional design experience in preK12 and/or higher education
5. Demonstrated excellence or future promise in advising and mentoring students
6. Demonstrated experience with or potential for innovation and excellence in university-level teaching and using technology for online and blended format classes
7. 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
8. Demonstrated commitment to working with preK12 schools through research, teaching, and service
9. Ongoing or potential for ongoing practitioner-focused scholarship related to digital and instructional technology
10. Demonstrated commitment to equitable, just, and sustainable practices through research, teaching, and service.

Salary and Rank: Competitive salary will be commensurate with qualifications at the rank of Associate or Assistant of Practice (appointment-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 letter of application, curriculum vitae, one representative example of experience in instructional design for online courses (K12 or higher education) or syllabi that demonstrates an ability to integrate digital media tools into coursework (note: multi-modal mediums encouraged), and the names and contact information for three academic references to the following link:…0&tzname=America%2FNew_York. In your application letter, please speak to how your work addresses equity and justice.

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

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
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

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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