Adjunct Faculty - Philosophy and Religion
Job location: Worcester
Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-05-03
JOB TITLEAdjunct Faculty - Philosophy and ReligionLOCATIONWorcesterDEPARTMENT NAMEHumanities & Arts-JMDIVISION NAMEWorcester Polytechnic Institute - WPIJOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARYPart-time adjunct faculty pool in Philosophy and Religion to fill opportunities on a course-by-course basis as need arises.JOB DESCRIPTION
The Humanities and Arts Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is regularly seeking part-time adjunct faculty to teach Philosophy and Religions (PY-RE) courses. PY-RE faculty teach introductory courses, intermediate thematic surveys, and advanced topic seminars. WPI’s PY-RE program has particular strengths in social justice and environmental philosophy; underrepresented philosophical and religious traditions including feminism, critical race theory, and non-Western worldviews; and studies of science, technology, and ethics.
We anticipate need for adjunct faculty who could teach courses in bioethics, critical race theory, and/or non-Western philosophies and religions (especially Chinese traditions). All adjunct applicants should have the capacity to teach our core introductory course, Introduction to Philosophy and Religion.
We are looking for outstanding scholars, but successful candidates must also demonstrate teaching excellence and versatility as well as an ability to jump into an existing curriculum with creative and critical pedagogical approaches. A successful candidate should hold a PhD in Philosophy or Religious Studies or be a doctoral student who is ABD.
Submitting an application through this part-time posting will place you in an applicant pool to fill Philosophy and Religion adjunct faculty opportunities by the course on an as needed basis. Specific topics and start dates will vary over the academic year.
Qualified applicants from this applicant pool will be contacted as opportunities arise. Your application will remain in the pool until the posting closes. If you wish to be considered for positions beyond that date, then you must reapply.
Applicants should submit the following:
--cover letter that addresses relevant expertise and experience
--current c.v. that includes the names and contact information for three references
--evidence of teaching experience (syllabi, teaching portfolio, etc.)FLSA STATUSUnited 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.