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Part-Time Faculty, Special Education

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Part-Time Faculty, Special Education

Wayne State University is searching for an experienced Part-Time Faculty, Special Education at its Detroit campus location.

Wayne State is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit, Michigan where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities which prepare students for success in a global society.

Essential functions:

The College of Education at Wayne State University invites applications for part-time instructor pool positions for Special Education in the areas of Cognitive Impairment and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder to begin spring/summer 2023. The successful candidate will join the Division of Teacher Education (TED), which attracts faculty, staff, and students who are committed to urban education and social justice. Successful candidates will be contacted when there are open courses which they are qualified to teach.

Candidates should be able to:

Teach pre-service and in-service teachers;

Prepare courses for online, hybrid, or face-to-face delivery, as circumstances warrant;

Develop and prepare semester-specific syllabi in alignment with officially approved course syllabi;

Maintain courses through the Canvas online course management system (training available);

Engage in essential instructional functions including holding weekly office hours, grading assignments, and uploading final grades; and

Maintain courses through the Canvas online course management system (training available).


Knowledge of diverse ideas and implementations of inclusive education; knowledge of Universal Design for Learning, social and emotional learning, and culturally responsive pedagogy; master’s degree or higher in relevant area and 3 years teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications:

Earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D) in relevant area, 3 years teaching special education, K-12; active professional development throughout teaching career and University-level teaching experience, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats.


H02 - College of Education

Primary department:

H0250 - Teacher Education

Employment type:
  • Temporary Employee
  • Job type: Fractional Time
  • Job category: Academic/Faculty
Funding/salary information:
  • Compensation type: Annual Salary
Working conditions:

Normal office environment

Job openings:
  • Number of openings: 8
  • Reposted position: Yes
  • Reposted reason: Supercedes Previous Requisition
  • Prior posting/requisition number: REQ823
Background check requirements:

University policy requires certain persons who are offered employment to undergo a background check, including a criminal history check, before starting work. If you are offered employment, the university will inform you if a background check is required.

Equal employment opportunity statement:

Wayne State University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. The university encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


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