Education - Adjunct Pool

Worcester State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 22, 2021
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 Education Department seeks qualified individuals to join our adjunct hiring pool to express their interest in future, part-time teaching assignments at Worcester State.

Courses are taught at the undergraduate and graduate level.

The successful candidate must:
  • Be an experienced classroom teacher with experience working with diverse populations e.g. economic, cultural, linguistic and special needs.
  • Demonstrate innovative and effective teaching methods to engage undergraduate and graduate students in education courses, while modeling best practices.
  • Have experience with various assessment practices and differentiated instruction strategies to meet the needs of all learners
  • Exhibit skill in instructional technology including technology integration with newer technologies such as iPads, innovative online tools, learning platforms and multimodal literacies.
Total credits will vary from 3 - 9 in the day division, DGCE, or a combination thereof.

The department also seeks adjunct professors to supervise student teachers at the initial licensure level.

The successful candidate must:
  • Be an experienced classroom teacher with experience working with diverse population e.g. economic, cultural, linguistic and special needs.
  • Have experienced supervising or mentoring student teachers and/or colleagues at the K- 12 setting.
  • Be familiar with the Massachusetts Candidate Assessment of Performance (CAP).


Required qualifications for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses:

  1. An earned doctorate or a Master's degree in Education or relevant discipline.
  2. Ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning.
  3. A minimum of three years of teaching in K-12 setting (preferably).

Required qualifications for supervising student teachers at the initial licensure level:

  1. An earned doctorate or a Master's degree in Education or relevant discipline.
  2. Significant experience as a classroom teacher in his or her area of licensure.
  3. Ability to use technology effectively.
  4. A minimum of five years of teaching in K-12 setting.

Other Requirements:

  1. Experience with distance learning preferred.
  2. Must have a laptop and reliable internet access.

Additional Information:

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

It is the policy of Worcester State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by WSU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources.

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 adjunct teaching and/or supervising student teachers, as well as interest in day and/or evening courses), 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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