Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor in Urban Planning & Geographic Analysis (University of Pittsburgh)

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Job title: Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor in Urban Planning & Geographic Analysis (University of Pittsburgh)
Hiring institution: University of Pittsburgh
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | United States
Application deadline: 01/30/2023

The Urban Studies Program and the College of General Studies (CGS) at the University of Pittsburgh invite applications for a full-time Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor to teach a 3-3 undergraduate course load beginning in the academic year 2023-2024 (September 1, 2023 – April 30, 2024). The position supports the Dietrich School of Arts and Science’s new BS in Urban Planning and Geographic Analysis degree. Three of the courses will be taught online and three will be held in person. This position, which is outside the tenure stream, is for an initial two-year term and may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Applicants should have a strong teaching portfolio and be able to teach both introductory and upper-level courses; the field is open but specialties in urban planning processes, community development, professional ethics, and social justice are particularly useful. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in remote, online, or distanced teaching, familiarity with learning management systems such as Canvas, and a proven ability to interact effectively with diverse undergraduate student audiences, including nontraditional and adult students. The ideal candidate’s teaching, mentorship, and service will contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to the department, CGS, and university initiatives.

To apply, visit The requisition number for this position is 22009598. Review of applications will begin on January 30th, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications should include:

  • Cover letter of 1-2 pages, addressed to Michael Glass, Chair. Include a description of your research interests and teaching experience.
  • Current CV, including a list of courses, taught and where.
  • Teaching Portfolio (12 pages max) which includes a statement of teaching philosophy and/or pedagogical practices in both in-person and online teaching, evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as student evaluations and/or model assignments for an online classroom, and an abbreviated syllabus which outlines a course description, learning goals, assessment strategies and a sample module.
  • Diversity Statement, in which you share how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence.
  • Contact information (full name, title, and email) for three persons able to provide confidential professional letters of recommendation. (We do not need the letters at this time.) 

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