Geology & Geography - Adjunct Pool

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 teach Physical Geography and Physical Geology (with Lab) for Fall 2022.

Course Descriptions:

GS 101 Physical Geography: Introduction to earth systems and processes. Characteristics and distribution of landforms, climates, water, soils, plants and animals.
Two sections: one meeting Tuesday/Thursday 8:30am-9:45am; the second meeting Tuesday/Thursday 10:00am- 11:15am.

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.
Two sections: one meeting Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:30am- 10:20am and Monday (Lab) 12:00pm-1:50pm; the second meeting Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:30am-11:20am, Wednesday (Lab), 12:00pm-1:50pm.

Applicants may teach more than one course. Preference will be given to applicants who can teach both sections of a given course.


  1. Minimum requirements are a Master's degree in Geology, Environmental Science, Geography, or a related field.
  2. At least one year of teaching experience (TA experience is acceptable).
  3. A Ph.D. is preferred.

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.

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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