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Assist/Assoc/Full Prof, Critical Disability Studies & Special Education
University of Pittsburgh

Date Posted Sep. 15, 2021
Title Assist/Assoc/Full Prof, Critical Disability Studies & Special Education
University University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Department School of Education - Teaching, Learning & Leading
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Special Education

University of Pittsburgh
School of Education
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Tenure/Tenure-Stream) Position
With a Focus on Critical Disability Studies and Special Education

Position: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (tenure/tenure-stream)

Appointment: Eight-month, full-time, tenure stream appointment; starting Fall 2022

The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leading in the University of Pittsburgh School of Education seeks a colleague in Critical Disability Studies and Special Education. We welcome applicants whose work is organized by theoretical traditions including Queer Studies, Feminist Studies, and/or any number of race studies. This scholar will join a Special Education program situated within a transformative department, which includes a growing number of critical scholars. This position provides opportunities to conduct research, partner with local schools and/or organizations, mentor Special Education students, and teach Special Education courses at the undergraduate, MA, EdD and PhD level. We invite applicants to identify their connections to our existing Special Education program areas and consider the growing number of critical scholars across the School of Education. Finally, we seek a scholar whose work creatively engages educational organizations, communities, collectives, and/or contexts, writ large.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in Education/Special Education or related field/discipline by 8/1/22
  • Record of scholarly work and teaching in Critical Disability Studies
  • Record of peer-reviewed publication and success with (or promise of) external funding for scholarship and/or practice/engagement work.
    Preferred qualifications:
  • Experience preparing educators
  • Special Education teaching experience
  • Evidence of partnerships and collaborations with the Disability community
  • Demonstrated experience (or future promise) designing and teaching online and hybrid undergraduate and graduate courses.


  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • One writing sample
  • List of three to six references (will be contacted only if selected for on-campus interviews)

Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until October 30th or when the position is filled. To apply to the position, please submit your materials to…0&tzname=America%2FNew_York.

For questions about the submission process, email and for questions about the position or the School of Education, email the Search Committee co-chairs, Sheila Conway at and Rachel Robertson at

The University of Pittsburgh in an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity. Members of historically underrepresented groups, including womyn and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

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

  • The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets.


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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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