Adjunct Faculty-Department of Integrative and Global Studies
Integrative & Global Studies - JM
Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is seeking part-time adjunct faculty to teach evening classes for the Department of Integrative and Global Studies. These faculty positions are created to provide an available applicant pool for the program. Positions will be filled on an as needed basis. Start dates will vary by course and semester.
Qualified applicants will be contacted by the program. Your application will remain in the pool until the posting closes.
WPI is a diverse campus of learners passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
The Department of Integrative and Global Studies (DIGS) at WPI has a continuing need for adjunct professors to teach a unique course in social methods. In this class, students to work in teams to prepare a research proposal to guide work for external sponsors in the following term. Students must learn to function in teams to set goals, complete background research, understand appropriate research methods, think critically, and write and present effectively. Experience in social research and in teaching social research methods is highly desirable. A Ph.D. in a relevant social science discipline is also desirable, but not required.
The Global Experience Office (GEO) manages WPI's Global Perspective Program through which most of WPI's juniors complete interdisciplinary projects off campus each year. In this project, the Interactive Qualifying Project, student teams work with external sponsors on a problem addressing some aspect of science, technology and human needs, broadly defined. For more information on the program, please see our website at http://www.wpi.edu/academics/GPP/index.html .
The WPI calendar is based on four 7-week terms, two in the fall and two in the spring. Our project preparation course is offered only in the evenings, Mondays & Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. for seven weeks each. Instructors must be available at other times for office hours and consultation with students.
WPI requires that all employees to be fully-vaccinated for COVID-19 and boosted. For additional information, please go to https://www.wpi.edu/we-are-wpi/health-and-safety/vaccine-information
United States of America (Exempt)
WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. It seeks individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity, collaboration, inclusion, problem solving, innovation, high performance, and change making. It is committed to maintaining a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination.
To apply, visit: https://wpi.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WPI_External_Career_Site/job/Worcester/Adjunct-Faculty-Department-of-Integrative-and-Global-Studies_R0002267
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.
Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.