Adjunct Faculty-Computer Science

Mar 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Adjunct Faculty-Computer Science

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Position Status:

Basic Function:
WPI is actively seeking applicants for part-time Adjunct Faculty to teach courses in a number of areas in the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters. These positions could lead to a full-time Instructor or Professor of Practice position.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • There is a potential need for both undergraduate and graduate courses to be taught on campus, off campus in a corporate setting or online. The goal is to integrate a successful applicant into related activities at WPI with teaching assignments matched with the background and availability of the applicant. Specific areas of immediate need are:
    1. Foundations of Computer Science
    2. Algorithms
    3. Software Engineering and Object-Oriented Design
    4. Interface Design
    5. Artificial Intelligence
    In addition, we have ongoing interest in introductory computer science courses where our current introductory courses emphasize program design using languages such as Racket/Scheme, Python, Java and C/C++.

    Position Requirements

  • An ideal applicant will hold an advanced degree in Computer Science or related discipline with significant practical experience in the relevant area, as well as having successful undergraduate or graduate teaching experience. Abilities to teach in other areas is also valued.

    Posting Date: 06/21/2016

    Open Until Filled:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    EEO Information:
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

    Criminal Background Check Statement:
    A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

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    WPI, the nation's third oldest private technological university, established in 1865 by New England industrialists John Boynton and Ichabod Washburn consists of 80 acres set in a safe, residential section of Worcester, Massachusetts—the second largest city in New England—home to 13 colleges, and situated 40 miles west of Boston.

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