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Adjunct Instructor, Transition and Access Pathways Program

University of Cincinnati
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Four-Year Institution

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 340,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion. The University’s overall regional economic impact exceeds $10.6 billion, paving the way for the future of Cincinnati.

About The University of Cincinnati

About the IDD Education Center

The mission of the IDD Education Center is to foster quality life experiences for people with disabilities through innovative research, education, and services. The IDD Education Center Core Values are:
1. We inspire positive change
2. We promote self-determination and self-advocacy
3. We build relationships of trust
4. We are dedicated to research and evidence-based practice
5. We see and value each other’s humanity.

UC’s IDD Education Center programs support transition age youth and adults with a wide range of intellectual and developmental disabilities to discover and fulfill their purpose. Transition services are about more than managing life on campus. These services are essential for empowering young people and adults to realize their full potential and taking their places in the world – a world that is enriched through their contributions.

Job Overview

The Transition and Access Pathways (TAP) program is a four-year college education for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). TAP is a full-time program designed for students between 18-26 years of age who have completed their high school requirements. TAP is emerging as a leader in creating an authentic living-learning opportunity that builds career skills, academic achievement, personal responsibility, social networks, and a promising future. TAP students live on campus or commute and earn a university recognized certificate upon completion of the four-year program.

We are seeking a passionate and dedicated adjunct instructor to join our team at the TAP program, designed for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). As an adjunct instructor, you will play a crucial role in providing high-quality education and support to TAP students, helping them achieve their academic and personal goals.

This position is part-time and may involve teaching evening or weekend classes to accommodate student schedules. Flexibility and a student-centered approach are essential for success in this role.

Essential Functions
  • Course Instruction: Design (as needed) and deliver engaging instruction in various subjects relevant to the TAP curriculum, ensuring accessibility and accommodation for learning needs.
  • Curriculum Development: Collaborate with program leadership to develop and update course materials, assessments, and instructional strategies that promote student success and independence, as needed.
  • Student Support: Provide individualized support and guidance to TAP students, including academic coaching, skill development, and fostering self-advocacy and self-determination.
  • Assessment and Feedback: Conduct assessments to measure student progress and outcomes, provide timely feedback, and implement interventions as needed to address challenges and promote growth.
  • Collaboration: Work collaboratively with other instructors, staff, and community partners to create a supportive learning environment, including participating in team meetings and professional development activities
  • Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate records of student performance, attendance, and accommodations, and contribute to program evaluation and reporting efforts.
Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Master's degree or higher in special education, disability studies, or a related field.
  • Experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, preferably in an educational setting.
  • Knowledge of teaching practices, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and assistive technologies to support learners.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with students, colleagues, and stakeholders.
  • Commitment to empowering individuals with disabilities to achieve their full potential.
Minimum Requirements
  • Academic degree in an appropriate disciple and prior teaching experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to present complex material to students unfamiliar with a subject.
  • Ability to work and collaborate with individuals from various backgrounds.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Adjuncts in the School of Education are paid $1,100 per credit hour.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

REQ: 96090


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