Job ID: 231180

Assistant Teaching Professor - Physics

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Feb. 21, 2024
  • Assistant Teaching Professor - Physics
  • Physics
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Worcester, MA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Physics - General

Assistant Teaching Professor - Physics


Physics Department

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

The Department of Physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications for a one-year visiting, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position in physics to begin in the Fall of 2024.


The Department of Physics at WPI invites applications for a one-year visiting, full-time non-tenure track faculty position in physics beginning in the fall of 2024. Candidates 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 in our current programs at WPI. The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of five to six courses during the academic year, mentor students in WPI's signature Project Based Learning curriculum, engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and participate in other activities in the department and throughout the WPI community.

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 full-time and part-time graduate students enrolled in over 50 Bachelor's, Master's, and Ph.D. programs. Its innovative project- enriched curriculum engages students and faculty in real-world 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 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 welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field of physics, and applicants are encouraged to state in their cover letter how they will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences if hired. Applications should also include a curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and three letters of reference, at least one speaking to the candidate's promise as a teacher. Candidates should have a minimum of an M.S. degree, or made significant progress towards completing a Ph.D., in physics or a closely related discipline by September 2024. The department's webpage can be found at that includes description of our academic programs.

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workplace. 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. It seeks individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity, collaboration, inclusion, problem solving, innovation, high performance, and change making. It is committed to maintaining a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination.

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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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