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Adjunct Faculty: Teaching Methods Instructor

Posting Details

Posting Information

Position Title Adjunct Faculty: Teaching Methods Instructor
Department Center for STEM Teaching (NTT/PT)
Position Status
Basic Function

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is seeking part-time adjunct faculty to teach an afternoon/evening Secondary STEM Teaching Methods course for its Teacher Preparation Program. Part-time faculty positions are created to provide an available applicant pool for the department. Positions will be filled on an as needed basis. Start dates will vary by course and semester.

Qualified applicants will be contracted by the academic department. 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.

Posting Date 07/13/2017
Closing Date 07/02/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Information

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

Criminal Background check statement

A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Teach ID 3100 Secondary STEM Teaching Methods working collaboratively with the Teacher Prep team and report to the Director of Teacher Preparation Program.

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Develop and implement a syllabus in collaboration with the Teacher Prep team due to the fact that this course must:
a. address key components required by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
b. integrate/utilize Mursion simulation software.
c. ensure continuity throughout the program (using program lesson plan template etc.).

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Integrate pre-practicum field placements seamlessly into course.

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Use Teacher Preparation specific evaluation questions on end of course evaluation.

Principal Duty and Responsibility

Teach approximately twice a week for two hours per class for seven weeks (approximate dates: March through beginning of May). Other dates may be added for simulation software.

Position Requirements


At least a BA in a STEM field with a master’s in content area and/or education or a related field. PhD preferred.


At least 5 years experiences as a secondary school educator with 2-3 years in a supervisory capacity.

Preferred: administration certificate of some kind; urban teaching experience


Working knowledge of the history of education including the Education Reform Act.


Considerable knowledge of the MA Science, Technology, and Engineering and Common Core Math standards and research-based best practices in pedagogy, particularly in all STEM fields for grades 5-12.


Collaborative and reflective/responsive to feedback.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement/Philosophy
  4. List of References
Optional Documents