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Adjunct-Instructor, U.S. & Women's History

Raritan Valley Community College
North Branch, NJ

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Arts & Humanities, History & Classics, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
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Category:: Adjunct-Part Time - Humanities, Social Sci, Education
Department:: Humanities, Social Science & Edu
Locations:: North Branch, NJ
Posted:: Aug 3, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Per Diem
Position ID:: 151335

About Raritan Valley Community College:

Ranked by and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory, a 1,000-seat Theatre, an Honors College for high achieving students and much more.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit

Job Description:

Raritan Valley Community College is currently seeking a Part-Time Instructor to teach U.S. & Women's history in the Humanities, Social Science, Social Work, and Education department beginning in the Fall 2022 semester.

The part-time instructor will teach both halves of the US History survey course: HIST 201: from beginnings to 1877 and HIST 202: from Reconstruction to the present. Additionally, the department seeks a historian of women and gender who can also teach HIST 250: History of Women in the US, a 15-week survey course from the colonial period the present.

Candidates prepared to teach both US and US Women's history are especially encouraged to apply. In particular, the department values historians who teach historical methods in the introductory context, with a focus on primary and secondary source analysis and the craft of historical writing.


M.A. in history required, ABD or Ph.D. preferred.

Combination of teaching experience, research or publications, or graduate coursework in women's and gender history required.

Availability to teach day-time classes in-person on RVCC's campus in Branchburg, NJ.

Prior teaching experience preferred.

Additional Information:

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and sample syllabus preferably from a survey course OR statement of teaching philosophy.

Application Instructions:

RVCC's starting rate and rank are commensurate with educational qualifications and experience.

For consideration of the above position, please submit your cover letter, resume and an unofficial transcript online, by clicking the "apply now" button. We regret that we are unable to respond to each and every resume received. Only those candidates of interest will be contacted directly.


Welcome to Raritan Valley Community College, where we’re dedicated to transforming lives by providing high-quality, affordable, and innovative education. RVCC is committed to meeting the higher education needs of the communities we serve, whether it’s preparing students for transfer to a four-year institution or offering technical training for those interested in pursuing a new career path or upgrading their skills. RVCC is nationally recognized for its educational excellence, innovative programming, extensive service to the community, and environmental leadership.

RVCC is a great place for students to start their college education and then transfer to a four-year college or university. To facilitate students’ seamless transfer after graduation, the College has agreements with close to 80 colleges and universities in New Jersey, across the country, and abroad. Our students have transferred to the top colleges and universities in New Jersey and across the nation, including Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, and New York University. 

For students looking to train for a career, RVCC is leading the way thanks to a $4.6 million workforce training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. In partnership with local industry, RVCC is reinventing workforce and technical training by identifying the long-term workforce needs of the region and developing programs that provide students with all the skills and hands-on experience they need to succeed.

We also recognize that there is more to a successful college experience than just classroom learning. Our co-curricular offerings—including clubs, student government, athletic programs, and leadership development opportunities—are thriving. RVCC’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society and its Enactus team have earned regional and national honors. And the College’s Service Learning Program has been included on the President’s Community Service Honor Roll for eight consecutive years. Service Learning provides students with the opportunity to serve their communities while enabling community organizations to benefit from the students’ time, energy, and knowledge. 

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