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Adjunct Faculty - Philosophy and Religion
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Jul. 11, 2023
Title Adjunct Faculty - Philosophy and Religion
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Department Humanities and Arts Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Religion and Theology

Adjunct Faculty - Philosophy and Religion


Humanities & Arts-JM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

Part-time adjunct faculty pool in Philosophy and Religion to fill opportunities on a course-by-course basis as need arises.


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.

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.

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.)

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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