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Associate Teacher

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 01/10/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 03/10/2018
Working Title Associate Teacher
Job Classification Child Development II
Department Name 02074-University Child Development Center
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0001273
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking an Associate Teacher. This position supports the Head Teacher in the planning and implementation of an early childhood program for a class of children. The incumbent is responsible for supporting the Head Teacher in maintaining the classroom, helping to assess children, and maintaining care, programming, and the safety for all children.

The Associate Teacher act as the Head Teacher in that teacher’s absence by supervising staff and University students while being responsive to parent inquiries and needs. The Associate Teacher is required to maintain 24-hours of Professional Development during his/her employment and maintain all DPW regulations, NAEYC standards, and Keystone Stars requirements during his/her employment.

Education Required Associate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

This position requires a minimum of an Associates Degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education. The incumbent will need 2-3 years’ experience with 3-5 year olds, preferably in a center-based environment.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours Work Schedule to Vary
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

candidate will work one of three shifts based on the needs of the classroom.

If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Associate's degree or higher?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents