Visiting Assistant Professor - English

Job description


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.

To Apply

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:

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




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Job No: 21001100
Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 8/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable