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Temporary, Part-Time Special Education Instructor (Unsolicited)

Millersville University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 21, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Special Education
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

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Temporary, Part-Time Special Education Instructor (Unsolicited)
Millersville University

Department: Special Education
Nature of Position: Temporary, part-time

Job Summary/Basic Function
The Department of Special Education is accepting applications for temporary part-time instructors to teach special education coursework and/or supervise student teachers. The Special Education Department at times needs temporary part-time Instructors to fill in for faculty on sabbaticals or leaves.

Temporary, part-time instructor responsible for teaching coursework and/or supervising student teachers on an as-needed basis.

The purpose of this posting is to generate a pool of qualified faculty. Applications submitted will be reviewed on an as needed basis based on enrollment. Anyone meeting the qualifications may be contacted for an interview and potentially hired when a need exists. In the event that you are interviewed but not immediately hired, your application will remain in the departments pool of qualified faculty.

A complete application will include:
  • Cover letter describing qualifications for the position.
  • Current curriculum vitae or professional resume.
  • Copies of registrar-issued transcripts for all degrees conferred and in progress.
  • Two letters of professional reference dated within the last 12 months.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the closing date to allow time for their references to respond. If you choose to provide additional documentation, please upload these items as optional documents.

Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number.
Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 10 public universities of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students' success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,000 students to find their path.. Approximately one thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master's and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence are an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

The State System Employee Benefits Summary for faculty can be found at:

Required Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Special Education or related discipline.
  • 3 years full-time teaching experience.
  • Evidence of ability to successfully teach diverse student populations.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication skills.
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Successful interview.
  • Successful teaching demonstration for class teaching assignments
  • Successful completion of three background checks.

Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD or ABD in Special Education or related discipline.
  • Supervisory or Administrative experience in special education in the public school setting.
  • Prior college-level teaching experience.

Job Description
TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Applicants will teach undergraduate special education courses in one or more of the following areas: introduction to exceptionalities, assistive technology, behavior management, special education assessment, special education methods and pedagogy, or other special education-related topics. Courses may include both a lecture and field supervision component.Please see our web site for course descriptions and program information: Part-time faculty members shall maintain a prorated number of office hours each week, at a minimum of twenty-five (25) minutes for each workload hour taught, at such days, times and locations as will accommodate the needs of the studentsPart-time faculty members shall maintain a prorated number of office hours each week, at a minimum of twenty-five (25) minutes for each workload hour taught, at such days, times and locations as will accommodate the needs of the students.

This position requires in-person instruction on Millersville University’s campus and/or online instruction. This position is contingent upon sufficient enrollments in assigned classes.

For details, please see:The CBA, Article 12.B.1, Effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities (p. 27);
CONTINUING SCHOLARLY GROWTH AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT and SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY AND/OR COMMUNITY: In addition to teaching, there is an expectation for scholarship and service commensurate with the assignment.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Other reasonable duties assigned within the faculty member’s field of competence.
PERFORMANCE REVIEW / EVALUATIONS: Please see the CBA, Article 12, Performance Review and Evaluation of Faculty (pp. 27-39).
DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION: The Department of Special Education at Millersville University prepares special educators to be collaborative professionals capable of facilitating inclusive PK-12 communities that encourage all students to achieve success through the realization of individual strengths. The Department of Special Education offers certification programs in Special Education PK-12, an M.Ed. program in Special Education, a Post-Baccalaureate PK-12 certification in traditional and accelerated formats, and a Post-Masters Supervisory Certification in Special Education.

Essential Functions
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. Online courses are taught via the University’s current learning management system.
  • Ability to:
    • sit or stand while teaching.
    • speak clearly.
    • communicate via writing exceptionally well
    • understand verbal communication (read and understand verbal messages).
    • use construction tools safely.
    • move to and from campus buildings, offices, classrooms and stage areas.
    • climb ladders.
    • stoop or bend to pick things up.

  • Must be able to lift/pull/push up to 10 pounds without assistance.
    • lift student paper bundles, small boxes, scene shop equipment and materials.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift/pull/push heavier items with assistance.
  • Teach courses face-to-face and online if necessary at the higher education level using lectures, demonstrations, class discussion, using online tools and/or equipment and/or other appropriate tools appropriate modes of education delivery.
  • Able to record and calculate grades, prepare course outline and syllabus, develop course and lesson plans, engage in the selection of appropriate textbooks and other teaching aids necessary to the delivery of instruction.
  • Use computer for email, obtain information on websites, prepare class documents, grade papers, submit final grades online and other duties related to teaching and advising students and serving the department, college, university and community.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risks.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and mouse.

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