Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Mechanical Engineering

Jun 07, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Mechanical Engineering

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Position Status:

Basic Function:
WPI is seeking two full-time non-tenure faculty to teach in the Mechanical Engineering Department. The successful candidate will teach approximately five seven-week courses per year which corresponds to approximately 3.5 semester-based courses. These term-based courses are offered multiple times a year and a faculty member would teach 2-3 different seven-week term based courses. The course offerings are generally in the mechanics area including: Statics and Stress Analysis, the energy area including: Thermodynamics, Heat and Fluid Flow, and/or the design area including: Introduction to Mechanical Design, Kinematics, and/or Computer Aided Design. In subsequent years the position could include the WPI Major Qualifying Project advising (our senior level culminating project), student advising, and/or graduate level courses in ones area of specialty.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • See above

    Position Requirements

  • The successful candidates should have university-level teaching experience, a PhD or equivalent terminal degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field.
    These positions are non-tenure track appointments for one year initially. After demonstrating quality performance and successful completion of the assigned teaching responsibilities, multiple-year contracts can be arranged.

    Posting Date: 06/06/2017

    Open Until Filled:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    EEO Information:
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, age, 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.

    To apply, visit: https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/4587

    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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