Assistant Teaching Professor of 20th-Century U.S. History

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Assistant Teaching Professor of 20th-Century U.S. History

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


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Basic Function:
Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Humanities and Arts Department invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor in 20th-century U.S. history. This is a one-year position that may be renewed.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • WPI is seeking a full-time non-tenure track faculty to teach 20th-century U.S. history, (emphases open, but with preference for such areas as labor, diplomacy, and environment);

    Position Requirements

  • Ph.D. in history and experience teaching history at the college level are required. This 9-month faculty position starts in August 2018. WPI operates on 4 7-week terms. The new faculty will teach 2 courses per term.

    WPI is a private technological university whose unique 47 year-old curriculum, The WPI Plan, makes humanistic study central to undergraduate education. Faculty and students enjoy many opportunities to undertake societally meaningful work in and beyond their disciplines and to participate in transformative educational experiences, including community-based scholarship in urban and rural settings around the globe. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low: faculty, students, and other partners work together on the real-world projects and purposeful research that are hallmarks of the WPI experience. We are most proud of a recent No. 1 ranking for “faculty who best combine research and teaching” (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed, 2016). Located one hour west of Boston, the university’s campus is in Worcester, Massachusetts, a thriving 21st century college city recognized as a growing hub of scientific and technological innovation.

    We will conduct phone or Skype interviews in spring 2018. Search will continue until positions are filled. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including a description of teaching and research interests, and contact information for at least 3 confidential letters of recommendation. We will begin reviewing applications immediately.

    Posting Date: 04/09/2018

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    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    EEO Information:
    WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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    Posted: 4/11/2018
    Application Due: 6/11/2018
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