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Adjunct Faculty – Education (EdD Program)

Carlow University
Job Location:
Pittsburgh, 15213
Educational Administration and Leadership

Adjunct Faculty – Education (EdD Program)

Carlow University is a comprehensive Catholic university in a culturally rich section of Pittsburgh. Founded in 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy, it is one of the 17 member institutions of the Conference for Mercy Higher Education. Carlow is recognized for educating traditional students and adult learners for a lifetime of ethical leadership and service.

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Carlow University, a private Catholic university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, founded in 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy invites applicants for Adjunct Faculty positions in multiple areas of concentration within the Doctorate of Education (EdD) program: Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Learning, Literacy, and Early Childhood Policy and Leadership. This position announcement seeks to establish a pool of applicants for each of these areas. Some positions are immediately available; others may be ongoing in future semesters as needed. Eligible candidates must have either a PhD in Education or an EdD, demonstrated online teaching experience, and experience with learning management systems. In addition to teaching, adjunct faculty provide regular online office hours to meet the student needs and promote student success.

Interested applicants should submit their CVs and cover letters by applying to Carlow University through our website. Eligible candidates must indicate for which area of concentration within the EdD program they are qualified and interested in teaching.

Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct. As ethical stewards of education, candidates must demonstrate and reflect understanding of and commitment to the mission and core values of the University and the Sisters of Mercy.

Required Qualifications

  • a PhD in Education or an EdD
  • demonstrated online teaching experience and experience with learning management systems
  • demonstrated ability to measure, assess, and align student outcomes with courses and programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Attend meetings with EdD program director and graduate coordinator to become familiar with the specifics of the EdD program
  • Maintain all administrative/academic components of the course section, including grading of assignments, exams and activities
  • Teach students in assigned classes in accordance with course descriptions and/or learning outcomes, the course syllabus, and institutional policies and procedures
  • Provide students with a syllabus that includes required institutional policies, course objectives, materials, methods of evaluation, and office hours
  • Certify student attendance in classes by the established deadlines
  • Maintain and evaluate records of students’ academic performance within the grading feature of the Learning Management System (Brightspace)
  • Submit final grades by the established deadlines
  • Communicate with and provide feedback to students in a timely fashion
  • Develop course curriculum and instructional materials (individually or collaboratively)
  • Use knowledge of diverse communities and skill sets to diversify teaching methods and delivery of content in instruction
  • Provide effective instruction to facilitate student learning in all classes taught
  • Use formative and summative assessments to evaluate student learning on a regular basis in all classes taught
  • Participate in assessment activities at course, department, and university levels to assist students in achieving designated course objectives or learning outcomes
  • Use appropriate technologies to enhance classroom or online instruction and to achieve established course objectives or learning outcomes
  • Regularly evaluate teaching methods and use data to continually improve instructional strategies

Carlow University is Devoted to....

  • A culture of integrity, dignity and respect for all
  • A strong commitment to social justice
  • Ethical forward-thinking leadership
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life & disability benefits package
  • Tuition benefits for undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account options
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance Program
  • Complimentary use of Carlow’s fitness center and amenities

Successful candidates must be committed to envisioning the future of liberal arts and professional education in a rapidly changing environment; have experience working with diverse populations; actively support Carlow’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and community; and be able to articulate how they will contribute to Carlow University’s Catholic, Mercy mission and values through their teaching, scholarship, and service.

Carlow University is a comprehensive Catholic University situated in a culturally rich and diverse urban setting of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy, an international community of Roman Catholic women with a mission to serve the poor, the sick, and the uneducated. Carlow is an institution grounded in the liberal arts while also offering strong professional programs, committed to engaging its diverse community in a process of life-long learning, scholarship, research, and service. Degrees are offered at the baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. Carlow University aims to provide transformational educational opportunities rooted in social justice for a diverse community of learners, and to empower them to excel in their chosen work as compassionate, responsible leaders in the creation of a just and merciful world.

Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct. They commit to act with integrity, treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the University's resources, avoid conflicts of interest or commitment, maintain confidentiality, and to comply with legal and professional obligations.

EEOC policy

One of the core values of Carlow University is Sacredness of Creation. We revere each person and all creation and the diversity they embody. The University, as an educational institution and as an employer, values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and racial/ethnic and cultural diversity. We respect our diversity as we are called in both the University’s mission and core values. Our commitment to inclusivity, respect and acceptance informs every aspect of the University community.

Accordingly, the University prohibits and will not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, handicap or disability, sex, age, pregnancy, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, genetic information, gender identification, veteran status or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. This policy applies to all programs and activities, with respect to both admissions and employment. 

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