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Adjunct, Lecturer, Sr. Lecturer, Professor of Practice (School of Engineering)

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Work type: Full Time, Part Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Faculty, School of Engineering

Who we are:

For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond.

Job Summary

The School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is pleased to invite applications for Lecturer, Sr. Lecturer, and Professor of Practice openings in several areas. These appointments may be made for one to three years, and are renewable, contingent upon available funding, enrollment, satisfactory performance, and the business needs of the School of Engineering.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates are expected to possess a terminal degree, typically a Ph.D., in an area relevant to the subject matter. Candidates must be able to provide evidence of effective teaching.

An Adjunct classification is a non-tenured temporary academic appointment. An Adjunct Faculty must have the prerequisite academic teaching experience and credentials in the course subject area and discipline.

A Lecturer must demonstrate expertise and/or experience in a specific academic course subject, academic discipline area, and must have had prior substantive teaching experience and/or experience as a practicing professional at a senior level. A Sr. Lecturer must also have attained a significant level of scholarly and/or research activity and/or funding.

A Professor of Practice has obtained unique professional experience, has distinguished research, and/or has performed at an executive or officer level, and has made a significant impact within a subject matter or discipline in a field important to Rensselaer’s research and academic programs. A Professor of Practice is expected to have substantial leadership experience of at least (10-15 years) and generally a national or international reputation for excellence in their field of expertise.

Applicants must meet stated minimum education and experience requirements.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Applicants must be skilled communicators in multiple settings and methods, including teaching, presenting, writing, and electronic communications
  • Applicant must be proficient in current electronic devices and personal computing technology


Business Hours. Weekends or evenings may be occasionally required.

For more details, and to apply


Follow the on-screen prompts to create a short online application. Please be ready to upload the following required documents: 

  • Letter of interest
  • CV
  • Statement of teaching with evidence of effective teaching
  • Diversity statement
  • If applicable, a research statement

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact 

Job Posted Date

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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