Geology & Geography - Adjunct Pool

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

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Geology & Earth Sciences, Other Science & Technology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Geography, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
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Full Time
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 Department of Earth Environment and Physics seeks qualified individuals to join our adjunct hiring pool to be considered for future, part-time teaching assignments at Worcester State.

Primary needs are instructors for; Introductory Physical Geology (with Lab), Environmental Science, Physical Geography, World Regional Geology and Human Geography. There are both day and evening opportunities. We offer degrees in Geography and Environmental Science.

Course Descriptions:

GS 140 Physical Geology Introduction to geological science: rocks and minerals, internal and external geologic processes, topographic map and air photo analysis, local field study. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week.

GS 101 Physical Geography Introduction to earth systems and processes. Characteristics and distribution of landforms, climates, water, soils, plants and animals.

GE 102 Human Geography Introduction to human geography, emphasizing globalization, human-environment relations and spatial patterns of population, development, economics, politics, urbanization and culture.

GE 110 World Regional Geography I Analysis of the physical, cultural and economic regions of Eurasia.

GE 111 World Regional Geography II Analysis of the physical, cultural and economic regions of Africa, Oceania and the Americas.


  1. Minimum requirements are a Master's degree in an appropriate related field, Geology, Environmental Science or Geography, and at least one year of teaching experience.
  2. A Ph.D. is preferred.
  3. Experience with distance learning preferred.
  4. 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 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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