Adjunct Faculty - Writing
Job location: Worcester
Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-05-03
JOB TITLEAdjunct Faculty - WritingLOCATIONWorcesterDEPARTMENT NAMEHumanities & Arts-JMDIVISION NAMEWorcester Polytechnic Institute - WPIJOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARYPart-time adjunct faculty pool in Professional Writing and Rhetoric 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 Professional Writing and Rhetoric (WR) courses. WR faculty teach introductory courses, intermediate seminars, and advanced topic practicums and seminars. WPI’s WR curriculum centers around courses in writing about science and technology; medical and biomedical writing; technical and professional communications; rhetoric and visual design; social media and gaming; and integrated skills in English for international students.
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. Experience working with international students and students whose language is not English is essential. A successful candidate should hold a PhD in in Professional/Technical Communication, Writing and Rhetoric, or related field.
Submitting an application through this part-time posting will place you in an applicant pool to fill WR adjunct faculty positions 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.