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Full-Time Faculty-English-Tenure Track

Raritan Valley Community College
North Branch, NJ

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Arts & Humanities, English Literature & Composition
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Job Details

Category:: Faculty Full-time
Department:: English
Locations:: North Branch, NJ
Posted:: Dec 13, 2023
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: #F4-24
Position ID:: 170908

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 over 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 Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit

Job Description:

Raritan Valley Community College strives to prepare students for the challenges of the ever-changing global community. Interested applicants should be innovative and entrepreneurial individuals that understand the demands of a global workforce with an emphasis on creative thinking and effective communication.

The Department of English at Raritan Valley Community College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Instructor/Assistant Professor of English for the 2024-2025 academic year. Qualified candidates will teach developmental and credit-bearing English composition courses.

Essential Duties:

Teach credit composition courses and developmental English courses as assigned, and literature electives as available.

Develop and/ or use a syllabus based on official course outline for each course within the college and departmental guidelines.

Teach courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs.

Make continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods.

Demonstrate or be willing to acquire skills for teaching on-line courses.

Evaluate students to measure their progress in achieving course objectives and inform them in a timely manner of their progress. Review, evaluate, and recommend student learning materials.

Provide access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication, and other appropriate methods.

Maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, and the community.

Work collaboratively in a diverse learning institution; demonstrate commitment to teaching and working with a multi-cultural and multi-generational student body.

Submit required college reports and forms.

Demonstrate professional development within discipline.

Participate in College/departmental professional development activities and serve on college-wide committees as assigned.

Adhere to College policies and procedures.


Master's degree in English, Rhetoric/Composition, developmental English, or closely related field.

Minimum of two years' teaching experience required.

Demonstrated professional development related to discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in English or Rhetoric/Composition.

Training in composition theory/pedagogy.

Training in reading pedagogy and application in a college composition classroom.

Experience teaching college-level composition.

Experience teaching developmental composition.

Experience using technology in the delivery of course content.

Online and/or Hybrid teaching experience.

Prior Community College teaching experience.

Application Instructions:

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

Please submit a cover letter, current resume/vita and unofficial transcripts online by clicking the "apply now" button.

Initial salary and rank will be based on the successful candidate's educational qualifications and professional experience. The College also offers an attractive employee benefits package.

We regret that we are unable to respond individually to each application. Applicants chosen for further consideration will be contacted directly.

Applications received by January 22nd, 2024 will be considered in the first review of applicants.


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. 

(President’s Welcome)

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