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.
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
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
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
- 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.
- A Ph.D. is preferred.
- Experience with distance learning preferred.
- Must have a laptop and reliable internet access.
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
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
Applicants should withdraw their application from the pool if they
are no longer interested.
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