Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor

Job description

Job no: 498749
Department: Educational Psychology
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Faculty
Categories: Teaching
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor

Job Summary:

Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor to teach Disability Studies in the Department of Educational Psychology. Appointment is for August 2021-May 2022 with the possibility of renewal depending on available funding and job performance. Successful applicants will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in Disability Studies (DST). The candidate’s area should center on the sociocultural and political aspects that impact the disability experience rather than a medical-therapeutic (diagnostic) study of disability. The DST Minor adopts a critical disability studies perspective and centers disability justice activism.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Disability Studies or closely related field for appointment and university teaching experience as Visiting Assistant Professor or Master’s degree in Disability Studies or closely related field by date of appointment and five years of professional experience for appointment as an Instructor.

Position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with practical knowledge of and current engagement with anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and community-centered work that directly impacts disability communities of practice - especially those living at the intersection of other marginalized identities along the markers of race, class, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status and others; experience with scholarly activism and with a focus on culturally responsive and sustaining pedagogies; experience with establishing and successfully maintaining community partnerships; experience of integrating critical literacies in the classroom; teaching hybrid or fully online as well as face-to-face courses; skills to incorporate technology in teaching; work with learners from multiple cultural backgrounds; evidence of leadership skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit a cover letter detailing interest and qualifications and full curriculum vitae. Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Darrel Davis at [email protected]. Inquiries regarding the application process may be directed to Mary Denney at [email protected]. Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560. As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Benefit Eligible:


Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin June 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact [email protected] or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 01 Jun 2021 Eastern Daylight Time




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Job No:
Posted: 6/2/2021
Application Due: 8/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time