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Assistant Teaching Professor
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Apr. 15, 2024
Title Assistant Teaching Professor
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Department Chemistry & Biochemistry
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Chemistry - General

Assistant Teaching Professor


Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Professor, open rank. Candidates who have engaged in activities to educate a broad and diverse group of students are preferred. This position is a one-year appointment with an anticipated start date of August 15, 2024.


We are seeking outstanding applicants in chemistry or biochemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a passion for teaching and mentoring students and bring high-quality, rigorous, innovative, and inclusive pedagogical teaching methods into the classroom.

Teaching responsibilities may include introductory and advanced organic chemistry, organic laboratory, and biochemistry laboratory (enzymology and protein characterization). Preference will be given to candidates also willing to advise or co-advise senior research projects. The visiting professor will be supported to engage in scholarship and professional development activities as opportunities permit.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related field and experience teaching undergraduates. The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in mentoring undergraduate students as demonstrated by endorsements from referees and accomplishments highlighted as part of the application. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching, and service align with WPI's commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice (DEI&J). Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to DEI&J and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy (1 page), a statement of commitment to equity and diversity (1 page), sample course materials and teaching evaluations if available. Applicants also must provide the name and contact information of three references.

For more information about the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry please visit Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2024. Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. John MacDonald (, Search Committee Chair.

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workplace. 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. It seeks individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity, collaboration, inclusion, problem solving, innovation, high performance, and change making. It is committed to maintaining a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination.

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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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