Assistant Teaching Professor

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Assistant Teaching Professor


Physics Department

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

The Department of Physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor to begin in the Fall of 2020. A successful candidate is expected to have continued appointments with opportunities for professional development and advancement in rank.


The ideal applicant should have a strong potential for excellence in teaching and will have the opportunity to teach a broad range of introductory and upper-level undergraduate physics courses as well as develop interdisciplinary courses that fit the candidate's expertise and compliment or expand our current programs at WPI. The candidate will also engage in mentoring students in WPI's signature Project Based Learning curriculum, develop outreach activities, engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and participate in other activities in the department and throughout the WPI community. Candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply. The ideal applicant will have a PhD in Physics or a closely related area with teaching experience related to physics. The department's webpage can be found at

WPI, founded in 1865, is one of the nation's oldest technological universities. WPI is a highly selective private university with an undergraduate student body of over 4500 and 2080 fulltime and parttime graduate students enrolled in more than 50 Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. programs. Its innovative projectenriched curriculum engages students and faculty in realworld problem solving, often at one of WPI's global project centers. At WPI the boundaries to multidisciplinary collaboration are low. Faculty members, 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.

Applicants should submit:

1) Cover letter

2) Curriculum vitae

3) Teaching experiences and plans

4) Contact information for at least three references

The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their teaching, scholarship, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the WPI academic communities. Questions can be addressed to the Department Head of Physics at [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed as they are received starting January 6, 2020.

United States of America (Exempt)

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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About WPI
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.

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Posted: 11/13/2020
Application Due: 11/13/2032
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