Job Details

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Position Number: 1206171
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Position Type: Science - Computer Science

Teaching Professor (Open Rank), Computer Science

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Position Status:

Basic Function:
Full-Time and Part-Time Teaching Positions Available in Computer Science

Looking for faculty colleagues who engage deeply in both teaching and research within a curriculum that embraces student projects and independent learning? Consider joining the faculty at WPI.

The Computer Science Department is actively seeking applicants for one or more full-time, non-tenure-track positions for the Fall of 2018. Depending on background, appointments may be as a Teaching Professor or Instructor.

Applicants with professional experience are encouraged to apply and may be appointed as a Professor of Practice. Appointments may be for multiple years and are renewable.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • The department is interested in applicants with teaching and project advising expertise in all areas of Computer Science, but is particularly interested in applicants with experience in introductory Computer Science, Systems, Programming Languages and Software Engineering. The successful candidate will teach and advise projects at the undergraduate and possibly graduate levels as well as be a contributing member of a collegial department with over 30 full-time faculty members.

    Junior-year projects involving the interaction of society and technology, Senior-year projects in the major, graduate students and a number of computing-related degree programs make the WPI Computer Science Department a rewarding environment for candidates interested in teaching and project advising.

    Founded in 1865, WPI is one of the nations first technological universities. A highly selective private university located within an hour of Boston, WPI is consistently ranked among the top 60 research institutions by US News & World Report. The university is home to an innovative and intensive project-based curriculum that empowers students with the knowledge and skills to address real world problems around the globe, an approach repeatedly cited for excellence by The Fiske Guide to Colleges and The Princeton Review.

    Located in the heart of New England, WPI is surrounded by cultural and recreational opportunities. The UMass Medical Center, a large number of technology companies and many colleges and universities are located in the immediate area making it ideal for two-career families.

    Questions about the hiring process should be sent to
    More information about the positions and instructions for applying are available at You will need to include a teaching statement, vitae and contact information for at least three references.

    Review of applications will begin effective immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

    Position Requirements

  • Candidates should have an advanced degree in Computer Science or a closely related field, and the potential for excellence in teaching and project advising.

  • Posting Date: 04/18/2018

    Close Date:

    Open Until Filled:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Three letters of reference are required.

    EEO Information:
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

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