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Adjunct Faculty-Social Science and Policy Studies
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Apr. 15, 2024
Title Adjunct Faculty-Social Science and Policy Studies
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Department Social Science & Policy Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Sociology - General
    Government - Policy/Public Affairs
    Social Sciences - General

Adjunct Faculty-Social Science and Policy Studies


Social Science & Policy Studies-JM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

The Social Science & Policy Studies department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is seeking part-time adjunct faculty to teach day and/or evening classes in each of our six programs: 

  • Economic Science
  • International Development, Environmental and Sustainability Studies
  • Learning Sciences & Technologies
  • Psychological Science
  • Society, Technology and Policy 

Each program offers either a graduate major or undergraduate major and minor option, and are led by esteemed leaders in their respective fields. We are looking for enthusiastic and dynamic adjunct faculty to work with our ever-expanding load of innovative and cutting-edge courses for our exceptional students.

To learn more about the department, see course offerings, and learn about our exceptional faculty, please visit our department page at

Positions will be filled on an as needed basis. Start dates will vary by course and semester.

Qualified applicants will be contacted by the academic department. Your application will remain on file with the department for future consideration.


There is a potential need for both undergraduate and graduate courses, as we expand our horizons in the department. If you have a particular expertise in a topic that you would like to propose, we are open to new ideas.

WPI is a diverse campus of learners passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

An ideal applicant will hold an advanced degree in a related discipline with significant practical experience in the relevant area, as well as having successful undergraduate or graduate teaching experience. We look forward to hearing what you have to offer!

WPI requires that all employees to be fully-vaccinated for COVID-19 and boosted. For additional information, please go to

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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