Adjunct Faculty (Part-Time)

Ewing, New Jersey
Jul 06, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Department of Biology at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites outstanding applicants for an adjunct position in the School of Science. The successful applicant will teach a double section (approximately 48 students) of our majors course Biology of the Eukaryotic Cell (BIO 211) during Fall 2017. This course is an introduction to the nomenclature, origin, and function of essential molecules and cellular components of living organisms. Structural and functional characteristics of various eukaryotic cells demonstrate that the molecular and cellular levels of organization are intimately integrated. The course has been scheduled for Tuesday and Friday 8:00AM - 9:20AM (lecture/discussion), Tuesday 9:30AM - 12:20PM (lab), and Friday 9:30AM - 12:20PM (lab). This course is offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters, so there may be opportunities for continued employment for the successful candidate.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a selective, public primarily undergraduate institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for our nearly 6,500 undergraduate students, 30% of whom are self-described as members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academe and STEM. Students benefit from a 13-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 21 students, which has led to TCNJ attaining a first-year to sophomore retention rate of 94% and a graduation rate of 86%. TCNJ has also received national recognition for the adoption and promotion of the teacher-scholar model for our faculty and deep engagement of our undergraduates in research. TCNJ was awarded the inaugural "Campus-wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishment" from the Council of Undergraduate Research in 2016. In part because of TCNJ's intentional and comprehensive integration of research into our undergraduate curricula and institutional culture, an increasing number of TCNJ graduates have pursued and completed doctoral degrees over the past ten years. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools-Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. TCNJ is located within an hour of New York City and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. For more information, visit

Contact Information

Applicants should send a current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for three references via email to department chair Dr. Keith Pecor ( as soon as possible.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check. The successful applicant must present proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

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. TCNJ has also been a proud recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant, which has worked to support the careers of female faculty members in STEM disciplines by developing systemic approaches to increase the representation and advancement of women.

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