Visiting Assistant Professor - English
- The College of New Jersey
- New Jersey, USA
- Faculty Jobs
- Arts & Humanities, English Literature & Composition, Education, Special Education, Professional Fields, Social Work
- Position Type
- Assistant Professor
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
FULL-TIME VISITING FACULTY POSITION IN CREATIVE WRITING
To enrich education through diversity, TCNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The institution has a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education has placed TCNJ on its honor roll of "Great Colleges to Work For." We strongly encourage a host of diverse, intersectional populations and cultures to apply including, but not limited to, identities based on race, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, and veteran status. We also encourage applications from candidates with a wide range of professional and personal paths. Each candidate is invited to discuss their unique pathway in their application materials.
The Department of English at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites outstanding applicants for a 10-month, non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor position in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences starting July 31, 2021.
We are seeking candidates who are strongly committed to high-quality teaching and student engagement in a primarily undergraduate, residential, liberal arts-centered institution. The successful candidate should be able to teach Introduction to Creative Writing (both poetry and fiction writing), Topics in Creative Writing (any genre), and a 300-level Fiction Workshop.
The successful candidate should be an active, published fiction writer, have an M.F.A., demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a strong commitment to the education of undergraduates. Teaching responsibilities will include four courses per semester.
Please submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy, including how diversity and inclusion are incorporated into the candidate's work as a teacher; and the names of at least three professional references. We will request letters of reference after initial review.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To be assured full consideration, please submit application materials by June 13, 2021. Applications should be sent to the online application system at
Final offer of employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check. The successful applicant must present proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
About the Department of English
The English Department has 17 full-time faculty members and serves approximately 500 majors. We offer degrees in English Liberal Arts and English Secondary Education, and are a strong partner with the School of Education providing dual degrees to a number of programs, including Urban Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, and Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. We also offer minors in Creative Writing and English as well as participate in interdisciplinary minors in Comparative Literature, Linguistics, US Studies, and Social Justice. The English Department additionally houses an MA program that serves both recent graduates and students across the state. Our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized scholars, creative writers, and fully-engaged teacher-scholars. As one of the largest departments at TCNJ, English faculty are also actively involved in shared governance and service across campus. For more information about the department, visit: https://english.tcnj.edu/.
About The College of New Jersey
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 approximately 7,000 undergraduate students, 30% of whom are self-described as members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academe. 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, scholarship, and creative activity. 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 www.tcnj.edu.
The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Founded in 1855 as the New Jersey State Normal School, TCNJ has become an exemplar of the best in public higher education and is consistently acknowledged as one of the top comprehensive colleges in the nation. TCNJ currently is ranked as one of the 75 “Most Competitive” schools in the nation by Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges and is rated the No. 1 public institution in the northern region of the country by U.S. News & World Report. TCNJ was named the #10 value in public higher education by the Princeton Review in 2009 and, in 2006, was awarded 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 a wealth of degree programs offered through TCNJ’s seven schools—Arts & Communication; Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, & Exercise Science; and Engineering. The College is enriched by an honors program and extensive opportunities to study abroad, and its award-winning First-Year Experience and freshman orientation programs have helped make its retention and graduation rates among the highest in the country.
Known for its natural beauty, the College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township (map). The College has 39 major buildings, including a state-of-the-art library; 14 residence halls that accommodate 3,600 students; an award-winning student center; more than 20 academic computer laboratories; a full range of laboratories for nursing, microscopy, science, and technology; a music building with a 300-seat concert hall; and a collegiate recreation and athletic facilities complex. TCNJ has a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 6,400 students (95 percent from New Jersey).
The College of New Jersey encourages students to expand their talents and skills through more than 150 organizations that are open to students. These groups range from performing ensembles and professional and honor societies to student publications, Greek organizations, as well as intramural and club sports. The College also offers numerous leadership opportunities through the Student Finance Board, Student Government Association, and Residence Hall Government to name a few.
High achievement and scholarship in the classroom have been mirrored by the success of The College of New Jersey’s varsity student-athletes. Since the 1978–79 Lion wrestling team captured the College’s first National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) team championship, TCNJ has established itself as one of the nation’s most successful Division III (non-athletic scholarship) programs. Since 1979, The College of New Jersey has amassed a total of 39 Division III crowns in seven different sports. In addition, the Lions have posted 32 runner-up awards, giving the College an aggregate of 71 first- and second-place finishes. That figure is tops among the nation’s 400-plus Division III colleges and universities during the past 30 years. The Lions have also produced 58 Division III CoSIDA First Team Academic All-Americans.
As impressive as the overall athletic record is, TCNJ’s accomplishment as a leader in women’s sports is even greater. Since NCAA Championships were initiated for women in 1981, only TCNJ has won 32 Division III team championships. The total does not include the Lions’ lacrosse championship in 1981 or the softball championships in 1980 and 1981, which were sponsored by the AIAW (Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women) prior to women’s sports inclusion in the NCAA. In the fall of 1999, TCNJ’s women’s athletic program was voted as the top Division III institution for female student-athletes by Sports Illustrated for Women.
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