Assistant Professor of Writing and First-Year Studies, Tenure Track, Starting September 1, 2017

Galloway, New Jersey
Mar 03, 2017
Job ID#1287 / #001146
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Founded in 1969, Stockton University, New Jersey’s Distinctive Public University, is also one of America’s most distinctive public universities, consistently ranking among the nation’s finest educational institutions and among the top ten public Master’s institutions in the Northeast. Stockton proudly offers the academic, technological, and cultural advantages of a large institution combined with the community spirit of a small liberal arts college. Stockton is noted for combining an outstanding interdisciplinary approach to graduate and undergraduate education with all the qualities of an outstanding employer. We offer a unique vibrant working environment, a wealth of work related opportunities and outstanding employee benefits.  Stockton is committed to attracting, encouraging and retaining a qualified workforce to support the mission of the University.    The University is located in the Pinelands National Reserve in southern New Jersey, about one hour from Philadelphia, two hours from New York City, three hours from the Baltimore/Washington area, and 20 minutes from Atlantic City.  The University’s location, active, stimulating campus life and diverse community make Stockton University a great place to work!

Join the School of General Studies as core faculty teaching developmental and other first-year writing courses in part of an innovative, University-wide First-Year Studies program. Experience with first-year students, particularly at-risk students, is essential, and interest/experience teaching professional and/or digital writing is preferred. As Writing Program faculty, new hires would participate in a Writing Minor and teach developmental level first-year writing courses as part of a 3/3 schedule of 4-credit courses. Faculty are also expected to demonstrate ongoing scholarship/creative work and engage in University service.  Successful candidates would have an opportunity to teach in the General Studies curriculum, including teaching first-year seminars, courses in interdisciplinary minors such as Africana Studies, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Caribbean and Latin American Studies, Digital Literacy and Multimedia Design, and more. See information and a short video regarding General Studies at

Minimum qualifications: Terminal degree in rhetoric and composition or other relevant discipline required for Assistant Professor rank.  Must show evidence of excellence in teaching first-year writing.  Must also show evidence of teaching or other relevant work with at-risk students.

Preferred qualification:  Interest/experience in teaching professional and/or digital writing.

Salary: Assistant Professor: $59,488.41 – $62,192.99, commensurate with experience.

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply please visit: https://stockton.hiretouch.comOnly electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using; Word, PDF or Videos either as one single file or as individual attachments.

  1. A letter of interest describing specific skills and experiences
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A statement of teaching philosophy
  4. Three letters of recommendation
  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
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