About Worcester State University:
WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a liberal arts and sciences
university with a long tradition of academic excellence dating back
to 1874, as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer that seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. Our
workforce is dedicated to academic quality, student-centered
programming, engaged citizenship, open exchanges of ideas,
diversity and inclusiveness, and civility and integrity. We are
looking for job applicants who share these values and commitment to
Worcester State is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an
hour's drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence, Rhode
Island. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest
side of Worcester--the second largest city in New England and home
to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and
universities. Over 6,000 of those students attend Worcester
State--approximately 5,300 are undergraduates and 1,000 are
graduate students. Learn more about us at worcester.edu/about
The Department of Urban Studies at Worcester State University seeks
to fill a tenure-track, full-time, and benefited position at the
Assistant Professor level beginning in the Fall Semester of 2022.
We are particularly interested in scholars whose teaching and
research interests are in the areas of: quantitative policy
analysis, urban environmental policy, urban economics,
community-engaged planning, urban education, and public
The ideal candidate will be an interdisciplinary scholar who is
able to teach quantitative research methods, and who can
demonstrate an ability to situate these methods in a socio-cultural
context. They will teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate
and graduate courses. Courses involving policy analysis and
quantitative methods may cover a number of different topics,
- Urban health & social systems
- Urban food systems
A Ph.D., conferred by September 1, 2022.
Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and
perspectives are encouraged to apply.
In Urban Studies, an interdisciplinary academic department, we
recognize that in a globalized world, power on individual,
community, and systemic levels are interconnected. With that in
mind, we teach critical thinking, cultivate leaders, and engage in
purposeful research and action in urban communities. Urban Studies'
approach to teaching, research, action, and personal development
takes shape in the following ways:
- Teaching -- we challenge students to think creatively and write
critically about urban issues, and to solve problems using
theoretical and applied approaches.
- Research -- we emphasize ethical collaborative action research
involving faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and the
- Action -- we engage students through a variety of
intergeneration and intercultural community endeavors.
- Personal Development -- we facilitate the growth of individual
skills such as empathy, reflection, confidence, and self-advocacy,,
and other tools necessary to success professionally in a globalized
Worcester State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Members of historically underrepresented
groups 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.
All applicants must apply online through Interview Exchange:
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact
information for 3 professional references who will submit a letter
of reference on your behalf.
Review of applications will begin on or about October 15, and
continue until the position is filled.
Information which cannot be uploaded by the applicant may be faxed
to 508-929-8163 or mailed to:
Executive Director, Chief Human Resources Officer
Worcester State University
486 Chandler Street
Worcester MA 01602-2597