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Assistant Teaching Professor
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Jul. 26, 2022
Title Assistant Teaching Professor
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Mechanical Engineering

Assistant Teaching Professor


Mechanical Engineering Department

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

The Mechanical & Materials Engineering Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) seeks a highly qualified candidate for the position of Assistant Teaching Professor.

WPI is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.


The successful candidate will teach approximately five seven-week, term-based courses offered multiple times a year which corresponds to approximately 3.5 semester-based courses. The Assistant Teaching Professor would teach 2-3 different seven-week, term-based courses annually. The course offerings are generally in the energy area including: thermodynamics, heat and fluid flow; and/or the design area including: mechanical design, kinematics, and/or computer aided design. In subsequent years the position could include the WPI Major Qualifying Project advising (our senior level culminating project), student advising, and/or graduate level courses based on the faculty member's area of expertise.

The successful candidate should have university-level teaching experience, a PhD or equivalent terminal degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field.

This position is for one year initially. After demonstrating quality performance and successful completion of the assigned teaching responsibilities, multiple-year contracts may be arranged. A background check is required for WPI employment.

The anticipated start of the position would be August 15, 2022. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit in PDF format files that contain a) a cover letter, b) a detailed CV, c) a statement of teaching experience and interests, and d) a list of three references.

For more information, please contact: Professor John Sullivan, Search Committee Chair

WPI requires employees to be fully-vaccinated (including a booster shot) for COVID-19. For additional information on WPI's response to COVID-19, refer to

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.


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