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Faculty - Instructor or Assistant Professor, Special Education

Carlow University
Job Location:
Pittsburgh, 15213
Special Education

Faculty - Instructor or Assistant Professor, Special Education

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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The Department of Education and Liberal Arts at Carlow University invites applications for an instructor or tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in special education. This is a nine-month, full-time academic appointment to begin in the Fall 2024. The primary instructional responsibilities of the candidate will be teaching special education courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, advising students, supervising student teachers and coordinating field placements – particularly in autism spectrum disorders, behavioral interventions, and communication/technology in special education. In addition, this individual will provide expertise in support of the strategic direction for Carlow’s Education programs which include collaboration with the Dyslexia Center, Apprenticeship Program, College in High School, and teacher diversification programs. The position will include participation in admissions and recruitment events and activities as well as other services to the department, college, and university.


  • Master’s degree in special education with an emphasis in mild/moderate disabilities. Earned doctorate or terminal degree in Education preferred
  • Minimum five years of full-time teaching experience in special education PreK-12th grade
  • Experience in teaching and instructing students with autism spectrum disorders
  • Preference for experience and qualifications in supervisory or administrative positions.
  • Demonstrated experience in multi-sensory based instruction and intervention
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting assessments in special education
  • Interest in developing interdisciplinary courses and collaborating with other programs in the department
  • Appropriate scholarship including readings, presentations, and/or panels
  • Potential for securing external funding, engaging in innovative educational practices, and managing grant activities
  • Demonstrated experience in online education
  • Willingness to actively engage in entrepreneurial activities and partnerships within and beyond the profession.
  • Ability to use instructional technologies (Content Management System/LMS; Microsoft Office applications) in support of student learning and professional collaboration.

In addition, applicants must be committed to envisioning the future of liberal arts education in a rapidly changing environment; have experience working with diverse populations; have a demonstrated ability to engage students in issues of race and equity; 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 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

Please submit letter of introduction, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to by February 1, 2024. Only completed packets will be considered. Review will begin February 5th 2024 and continue until an appointment is made.

Carlow University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer by choice. We value diversity and we are committed to the recruitment of underrepresented groups.

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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