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Instructor, K-12 Teaching/Learning/Social Justice

Position Description

Description: The College of Education (COE) at Seattle University seeks applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, Instructor to join the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Social Justice in special education informed by socio-cultural, critical, and inclusive perspectives. This individual will have opportunities to teach and support teacher education courses and field experiences. The faculty member in this position will also contribute to the development of new and revised teacher education programs and endorsement pathways. In addition to teaching courses in special education and social foundations/critical race in education, the position provides service to teacher education programs.

Responsibilities include teaching, service, and program development. Teaching activities include course and/or curriculum design, instructional delivery, continuous improvement activities, and student advising. The teaching workload will focus primarily on special education, social foundations, culturally responsive teaching, and critical race in education within a context of equity, inclusion and culturally sustaining pedagogies.  Service may include developing relationships collaboratively with external partners, program activities such as reviewing admissions files, conducting program information sessions/admissions interviews, participating in academic advising, and sharing responsibility with faculty for general program operations.

Ideal candidates must demonstrate an understanding of, commitment to, and ability to teach to Seattle University’s Jesuit mission.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctoral degree or ABD level in Special Education with emphasis in Social Foundations, Critical Race in Education, Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies or a related field.
  • Minimum of three years teaching experience or equivalent in PreK-12 schools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of equitable teaching practices, curriculum, assessment, and instruction and support of inclusive, student-engaged classroom communities. 
  • Ability to work and teach collaboratively in team settings.
  • Evidence of experience in urban or diverse settings.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice. 
  Preferred Requirements

·         Experience and demonstrated capacity to work with multi-lingual or bi-lingual students.

·         Endorsement in special education.

·         Demonstration of socio-cultural approaches in classrooms and schools.

·         Capacity to integrate technology into teaching.

·         Successful experience in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate teacher preparation courses.

·          Experience with program development and assessment.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,200 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2018" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit applications online at, including a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for at least three references (letters may be solicited upon submission of application). Review of applications will begin July 20, 2018. Open until filled. For additional information, contact Dr. Charisse Cowan Pitre, Chair of Search Committee ( or (206) 296-5773). Further information about Seattle University and the College of Education may be found at

Seattle University
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Seattle, WA 98122