Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)

Ewing, New Jersey
Sep 15, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The College of New Jersey welcomes applicants for a tenure-track joint appointment in philosophy and the liberal learning program at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2018. Teaching duties include an evenly divided combination of courses in philosophy and in liberal learning at both the lower and the upper levels. Courses under liberal learning include both courses in philosophy (including Introduction to Philosophy, Contemporary Moral Issues and Introduction to Logic) as well as courses in the First Seminar Program.  For additional information about the liberal learning program, please see  Overall load is 3 sections per semester, with possibility of reduction in connection with research program.  Area of specialization and area of concentration open, but the program has particular needs in applied ethics, ancient, modern, feminist philosophy, political philosophy and Asian philosophy. Salary is competitive.  Ph.D. in philosophy, evidence of superior scholarship and record of excellence in teaching required.  Service contributions at the department, school and college levels and to the liberal learning program expected.

TCNJ, which hosts chapters of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Sigma Tau (among many other national honor societies), is a highly selective institution that is consistently recognized as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation.  Founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, TCNJ maintains the fifth highest four-year graduation rate among all public colleges and universities.

Known for its natural beauty, TCNJ is situated on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township, New Jersey, in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for a wealth of degree programs offered through the college’s seven schools: Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Science. Five signature experiences are the hallmark of a TCNJ education. They include a personalized, collaborative, and rigorous education; undergraduate research, mentored internships, and field experiences; community engaged learning; global engagement; and leadership development.  For more information, please visit

Contact Information

A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching evaluations and at least three letters of reference by November 15, 2017. Electronic submission including separate pdfs for different components of the application, is desirable (letter of application, c.v., teaching evaluations). Letters of reference should be sent to Submissions may also be mailed to Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, Religion and Classical Studies, The College of New Jersey, Ewing NJ  08628.  Finalists will be asked to submit copies of their undergraduate and graduate transcripts. A final offer of employment will be contingent upon the 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.