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Teacher STW/STEM
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Jun. 19, 2019
Title Teacher STW/STEM
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Sciences - General

Teacher STW/STEM


Mass Academy

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

Mass Academy of Math and Science seeks a Teacher in STEM Research. Courses to be taught include STEM I (Research), Science and Technical Writing (STW), and STEM II (Assistive Technology). The teacher will coordinate our research programs in collaboration with other faculty, and work with the Humanities teacher in improving the expository, analytical, and persuasive writing skills of students.

Principal Duties and Responsibility: The STEM I Research course, which contains elements of the AP Research Course, allows students to explore a STEM area of individual interest. Students design, plan, and implement an in-depth investigation to address a research question or goal. The course culminates in presentations at internal and external STEM fairs. The STW course consists of reading and writing research papers, short essays on topics in science and nature, and technical reports. The STEM II course allows teams of students to work with clients in the community and engineer solutions to help the clients manage challenges.
Candidates should have a strong background in science, research, and research papers. Candidates should also be skilled writers with the ability to assess student writing. The position will involve daily interaction with other faculty, as well as direct student instruction in individual and small group settings. The position provides the opportunity to experience teaching in a fast-paced advanced secondary school setting, with particular emphasis on research.
Additional responsibilities include offering extra-curricular courses in various interest areas, advising students with college essays and resumes, working with community partners, and seeking opportunities to showcase student work.
Work and/or teaching experience in scientific research, technical writing and/or other related fields is preferred. Strong background in Biology and Chemistry preferred. Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree or beyond preferred. Experience working with high school students preferred, and ability to meet the licensure requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts/DESE required. Ability to work in a collaborative environment required.

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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