The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) is seeking an adjunct instructor for PIA 2096: Capstone Seminar – Nonprofit Clinic. This is a fifteen-week, full semester graduate course for 3.0 credits. The course begins (expected) the week of January 11, 2021 and will continue through the week of April 26, 2021. This course is scheduled to take place in a hybrid format via [email protected], which combines on-line learning with some in-class experience. The course is currently scheduled for Monday afternoons, 3:25-6:15 pm.
The Nonprofit Clinic capstone seminar gives students the opportunity to serve as management consultants to area nonprofit organizations in the Pittsburgh region. The primary course objective is for students to gain professional consultation experience by developing their diagnostic, analytical, and interpersonal skills in a professional work environment. Students will work either alone or in teams of 2-3 people to provide professional-quality consultation to a nonprofit client, helping the client address a previously identified challenge or opportunity. Our clients are real organizations facing real challenges, and will expect high-quality and professional deliverables that will bring them closer to achieving their goals. Acknowledging the unprecedented times in which we are living, nonprofits have been encouraged to submit project proposals reflective of the challenges posed by COVID-19 and/or racial inequalities in the Greater Pittsburgh region.
This course is open to all majors and fulfills GSPIA's capstone graduation requirement. The course can also fulfill major elective requirements for both NGOs and Civil Society and Public & Nonprofit Management majors. If students do not meet the prerequisite requirements for the course, they are encouraged to contact the instructor directly to receive a waiver.
Please include in your application packet a letter of interest summarizing your approach to teaching the Nonprofit Clinic Capstone in GSPIA and your resume. If you have post-secondary teaching experience, please include a summary of your work.
The successful applicant will have at least a Master’s degree in a relevant field and previous post-secondary teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience teaching at the graduate level. Payment for this course will range from $3,000-$4,500, based on experience. Please note, this position is classified as part-time temporary and is not eligible for benefits.
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