Skip to main content

About Worcester State University:


WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence dating back to 1874, as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. Our workforce is dedicated to academic quality, student-centered programming, engaged citizenship, open exchanges of ideas, diversity and inclusiveness, and civility and integrity. We are looking for job applicants who share these values and commitment to our students.


Worcester State is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an hour’s drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence, Rhode Island. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest side of Worcester–the second largest city in New England and home to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Over 6,000 of those students attend Worcester State–approximately 5,300 are undergraduates and 1,000 are graduate students. Learn more about us at

Job Description:


The Department of History and Political Science at Worcester State University seeks to hire two tenure-track Assistant Professors of History.  The teaching load is four courses per semester.  Successful candidates must be prepared to further Worcester State’s commitment to increasing and fostering diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in our campus community.  Teaching may include work in interdisciplinary programs such as Civic Engagement, Disability Studies, Ethnic Studies, Environmental and Sustainability Studies, Global Studies, Pre-Law, Public History, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  Instructional formats may include face-to-face classes, blended (hybrid), or fully online courses. Responsibilities of the position include carrying out a scholarly research agenda, advising undergraduate students, departmental service, and otherwise contributing to the academic and strategic missions of the department and the university.


The first position is for American history with emphasis on Massachusetts history, economic history, the history of capitalism, Native American history, and/or the history of immigration.  Expertise and/or experience with history pedagogy and the Massachusetts social studies curriculum frameworks is an asset, as many History majors are also Education majors and minors seeking certification within the Commonwealth.  The successful candidate will teach surveys in American History, required methodological and capstone courses for the History major, and electives in their field of expertise.


The second position is for Middle East/North African History.  Period and specialization are open.  Ability to contribute to our minor in Middle East Studies is an asset. The successful candidate will teach surveys in World History, required methodological and capstone courses for the History major, and electives in their field of expertise.



Ph.D. in History; the degree must be conferred by September 1, 2022.

Additional Information:


Worcester State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  Worcester is home to a culturally diverse population and is centrally located in New England, with Boston, Providence, and Hartford within an hour’s drive.

It is the policy of Worcester State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by WSU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources.


Review of applications will begin on or about October 15, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:


All applicants must apply online through Interview Exchange:


Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for 3 professional references who will submit a letter of reference on your behalf.

Information which cannot be uploaded by the applicant may be faxed to 508-929-8163 or mailed to:


Executive Director, Chief Human Resources Officer

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester MA 01602-2597


Comments are closed.