Adjunct Faculty (Part-Time)

Ewing, New Jersey
Mar 24, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Department of Chemistry at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites outstanding applicants for adjunct faculty positions in Chemistry. The Department is interested in further developing a pool of highly qualified adjunct instructors to teach undergraduate courses/labs in introductory-level general chemistry, sophomore-level organic chemistry, and select upper level courses, including biochemistry. Teaching opportunities are available beginning in the Summer 2017 semesters.

Responsibilities of Chemistry Adjunct Faculty include:

  • Promoting the philosophy, mission, and vision of the TCNJ Chemistry Department.
  • Providing engaging, enthusiastic, and student-centered teaching to undergraduate students.
  • Establishing a professional classroom/laboratory atmosphere that encourages mutual respect and civil engagement.
  • Understanding and conveying the essentials of the course discipline through effective pedagogies that undergraduate students can master.
  • Maintaining high academic standards, while demonstrating equality and fairness in an undergraduate-focused environment.
  • Working successfully and productively in a team environment.
  • Performing the necessary duties of an adjunct instructor to ensure high quality instruction.

About the TCNJ Chemistry Department

The Department of Chemistry is one of the five academic departments/programs in the School of Science. Committed to the education of undergraduates through excellence in teaching and on-going research and scholarly activity, the Department provides 3 degrees and two specializations and is certified by the American Chemical Society. The Department is committed to the recruitment of a diverse student body and to providing an inclusive educational environment.

Presently, the Department is comprised of 15 faculty and 3 staff members. The number of majors in Chemistry is approximately 130. In addition to courses in the major, the Department provides instruction to students in all departments at TCNJ, with significant enrollments by students in the School of Engineering, The School of Nursing, The School of Health and Exercise Science, and the departments of Biology and Physics in the School of Science.

In addition to the academic year, the Department of Chemsitry is very active during the summer months. For example, the Department runs many sections of summer classes, runs orientation for its incoming majors, regularly has faculty participating in summer research experiences for undergraduates (MUSE), interviews and hires new adjuncts, and updates its materials for the upcoming academic year.

Over the years, the School of Science and the College have continued to strengthen the integration of our teaching and research efforts. Notably, over $90 million is currently being invested in new science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) infrastructure projects, including (a) the construction of a new STEM building (which will house Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering) and a new Chemistry addition (both will be completed by 2017) and (b) renovations of our existing science buildings. In addition to these capital improvement projects, recent and current investments in scientific instrumentation by TCNJ as well as several federal and state instrumentation grants have allowed us to purchase approximately $1.1 million of new instrumentation in the Chemistry Department, significantly expanding the equipment available for the integrated pedagogical and research efforts of our faculty and undergraduate students.

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Contact Information

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field. A complete application should include a cover letter, teaching philosophy statement, curriculum vitae, list of professional references, and unofficial graduate transcripts. Electronic submission with the subject line "Adjunct Faculty Search - Chemistry" should be sent to as a single pdf or zip file. Any materials sent as hard copy by postal mail should be addressed to: Adjunct Faculty Search, Department of Chemistry, The College of New Jersey, P.O. Box 7718, Ewing, NJ 08628. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.

Final offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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