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Middle East Geography Fall 2020 - Adjunct Pool

Worcester State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 22, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Humanities, History, Other Humanities, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Geology & Earth Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Geography
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About Worcester State University:

WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a vibrant public university located in the residential west side of Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England and home to 38,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Situated on a compact 58-acre campus, the University offers 50 undergraduate and graduate academic programs to more than 6,400 students annually. The Princeton Review ranks us as one of the 75 "Best Value" public colleges in the country, as well as a "Best in the Northeast" college. Of the 13 undergraduate public universities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Worcester State University is one of only three to earn the latter distinction, which is largely based on academic quality and student surveys.

Our tag line, "Change the way the world works," speaks to our commitment to graduating students who are not only prepared for work or further study, but who also have learned how they can make a difference. With a marketing slogan of "Academic excellence at an affordable price," the University strives to provide the best academic experience to students from all walks of life.

Job Description:

The Worcester State University Department of Earth Environment and Physics seeks an instructor for the Fall 2020 Semester to teach a section of GE 299 - Environmental History and Politics of the Middle East. The course explores the environmental history of the Middle East, in ecological terms, the effect of climate change in the past and present, the centrality of water and hydrocarbons and the colonial and postcolonial transformations of the 19th and 20th centuries. Due to ongoing Covid 19 situation the course will be taught as a Blended course, online content comprising 25 - 99% of the total course content.

The Fall 2020 Semester begins September 9th 2020 and ends December 20, 2020. These are part time teaching assignments, the course is scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 but this would be altered when configuring the course as a Blended section.


Minimum requirements are a Master's degree in Geography, and at least one year of teaching experience including online teaching. A Ph.D. is preferred but not required.

Additional Information:

Worcester State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application submission to the part time adjunct faculty pool is open to qualified professionals who possess skills, education, and experience in academic and/or professional areas.

Adjunct faculty postings are for potential part-time, non-benefited, teaching positions during the 2020-2021 academic year.

The applicant pool will be reviewed by the department chair, when searching for candidates to fill the position.

Applicants for adjunct positions will not be notified of their status unless they are contacted by the department chair or their designee.

Applicants should withdraw their application from the pool if they are no longer interested.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a CV, cover letter (noting interest in day, evening, or both), and one letter of reference dated within the last 6 months. Educational background will be verified through the National Student Clearinghouse or through copies of original, sealed transcripts if selected for hire. Documents which cannot be uploaded to one's account may be sent via fax to 508.929.8169 or by mail to the following address:

Director of Human Resources

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester MA 01602-2597

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