Job Details

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Position Number: 3942575
  • Location: Worcester, MA
  • Position Type: Health - Communication Disorders

Visiting Assistant Professor


Social Science & Policy Studies

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

The Psychological and Cognitive Sciences Program at WPI seeks a one-year visiting appointment at the rank of assistant professor, beginning on July 1, 2023. The position is ideal for candidates with a Ph.D in psychology (clinical or counseling psychology preferred) who have a strong commitment to teaching and an active research program that can engage undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate will be able to teach a variety of courses including introduction to psychology, and topics in their specialty. In particular, we are seeking candidates who can teach mental health and wellbeing related topics. The candidate will also be expected to work with undergraduates in senior theses (or Major Qualifying Projects). The teaching load is one course per term for three or four terms along with student research project advising.

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.


Job responsibilities:

The visiting assistant professor of psychology will:

- teach courses in psychological sciences

- engage undergraduates in research projects including Major Qualifying Projects

- engage with and collaborate with the other faculty in the Psychological and Cognitive Sciences Program

- participate in initiatives conducted by the Social Science & Policy Studies Department


  • Ph.D in Psychology

  • Preferred academic focus in mental health

  • Successful classroom teaching at the undergraduate level

  • Ability to engage undergraduates in research

    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 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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