Assistant Professor

Job description



The Departments of English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invite outstanding applicants for a one-year, full-time position in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its approximately 6,500 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in Nursing, Education, and English. 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 faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, 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. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review. For more information, visit

Description of position:

The Departments of English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) seek a full-time instructor for the 2018-19 academic year to teach Approaches to Literature (a 200-level required course for English majors), Feminist Theories, and any of the following cross-listed literature courses: British and American Women Writers, Men and Masculinities: Literary Perspectives, Caribbean Women Writers, Queer Literature, Global Women Writers, or Asian American Literature: Gendered Readings. The successful candidate may also be invited to teach a literature course of their own devising that emphasizes intersectional feminist/queer critical strategies. Teaching load is seven course sections (4-3 load) for the academic year. Fall classes begin on August 28. Syllabi from past semesters are available for review.


Minimum of MA, PhD in English preferred, with a strong background in literary theory and an undergraduate major or minor, graduate certificate, or graduate degree in gender studies (or a strong emphasis on gender analysis in the candidate's research program). Significant teaching experience is recommended.

What to submit:

  • A current CV
  • A cover letter
  • Contact information for three references

Send application materials to Glenn Steinberg, Chair, Department of English, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ 08628

"For full consideration, applications should be submitted by May 31, 2018."

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 and educational institution supporting diversity. 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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Job No: 1335N
Posted: 4/27/2018
Application Due: 6/26/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable