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Adjunct School of Humanities & Social Sciences- Spring 2024

The College of New Jersey
Ewing, NJ

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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.

The College of New Jersey

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applicants to apply for adjunct professor positions in our disciplines.  We are interested in building a pool of highly qualified adjunct faculty who care deeply about teaching and student success.

We offer courses in Arabic, African American Studies, Anthropology, Chinese, Classical Studies, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, Criminology, English, Environmental Studies, History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, German, International Studies, Italian, Japanese, Linguistics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Spanish, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  Teaching opportunities vary from semester to semester.

Responsibilities of HSS Adjunct Faculty:

  • Promoting the vision and values of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences to be an inclusive and intellectually rigorous community
  • Effectively teaching content at the college level and maintaining high academic standards
  • Providing engaging, enthusiastic, and student-centered teaching to our diverse student body
  • Demonstrating cultural competency and the ability to foster inclusive learning environments and mutual respect for students and colleagues
  • Providing support for students by being available to meet with them outside of class

About the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and The College of New Jersey

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences has eleven academic departments and serves about 2,000 first and second majors, along with offering many courses in the College’s CORE general education program.  Our mission is to provide experiences through which our students can become analytical, critical, and creative thinkers, conscientious and active global citizens, and lifelong learners and leaders. We strive to prepare our students to contribute to their communities and pursue their chosen careers.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a selective public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ enrolls approximately 7,400 students, including 6,790 undergraduates and 610 graduate students, 30% of whom are self-described as members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academia. Strong curricular and co-curricular programming have helped foster a first-year to sophomore retention rate of 93%, a 4-year graduation rate of 75% (8th highest in the U.S. for public institutions), and a 6-year graduation rate of 87% (among the highest in the country). Five signature experiences are the hallmark of a TCNJ education: a personalized, collaborative, and rigorous education; undergraduate research, mentored internships, and field experiences; community-engaged learning; global engagement; and leadership development. TCNJ has also received national recognition for the adoption and promotion of the teacher-scholar model for our faculty. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ’s seven academic schools—Arts and Communication; Business; Education; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; Nursing and Health Sciences; and Science. TCNJ has a strong Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. 

Among other initiatives, a series of faculty/staff-based affinity groups (e.g., Minority Executive Council, Women’s Professional Network, Parent and Family Network, TCNJ PRIDE) support a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment at TCNJ.

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. In addition to its growing racial and ethnic diversity, the region offers excellent public schools, prestigious medical centers, restaurants, art, and entertainment, as well as numerous cultural and recreational activities. 

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To be considered for the position:

Candidates for the position must have earned a master’s degree in the humanities or social sciences or a related discipline.  A complete application will include 1) a cover letter describing qualifications and goals, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of pedagogical philosophy that includes information about the candidate’s experience teaching a diverse student body, and 4) teaching evaluations or a summary thereof, if available.  All documents should be in PDF format and total less than 10MB. Portfolios should be submitted through the College’s Human Resource system

Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.  The successful applicant must present proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Primary Location: US-NJ-NJ_Ewing Township
Work Locations:
Social Sciences - School of Humanities & Soc Sci (Social Sciences - School of Humanities & Soc Sci)
2000 Pennington Rd
Ewing Township, 08628

Job Posting: Dec 7, 2023, 4:10:31 PM


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.

Academic Programs

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).

Student Life

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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