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  • Adjunct Faculty -Theatre

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Adjunct Faculty -Theatre


    Humanities & Arts-JM

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

    Part-time adjunct faculty pool in Theatre to fill opportunities on a course-by-course basis as need arises.


    The Humanities and Arts Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is regularly seeking part-time adjunct faculty to teach Theatre courses and practicums. In addition to participating in department productions, theatre faculty teach introductory courses, intermediate thematic seminars, and practicums. WPI's theatre program produces at least four productions a year and offers instruction in dramatic literature, playwrighting, acting, directing, dramaturgy, technical theatre, and theatrical design.

    The ideal candidate is a practicing scholar/artist who has professional and collegiate directing, acting, design, or technical credits and has strong connections to current scholarship and artistic trends in theater and live performance. A successful candidate must also demonstrate teaching excellence and versatility as well as an ability to jump into an existing curriculum with creative and critical pedagogical approaches.

    WPI is a diverse campus of learners 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.

    Submitting an application through this part-time posting will place you in an applicant pool to fill Theatre adjunct faculty positions on an as needed basis. Specific topics and start dates will vary over the academic year.

    Qualified applicants from this applicant pool will be contacted as opportunities arise. Your application will remain in the pool until the posting closes. If you wish to be considered for positions beyond that date, then you must reapply.

    Applicants should submit the following:

    --cover letter that addresses relevant expertise and experience

    --current c.v. that includes the names and contact information for three references

    --evidence of teaching experience (syllabi, teaching portfolio, etc.)

    WPI requires that all employees to be fully-vaccinated for COVID-19 and boosted. For additional information, please go 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.

    To apply, visit:

    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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