Adjunct School of Humanities & Social Sciences- Spring 2024



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% (8 th 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.



For more information about the college, please visit http://www.tcnj.edu/ .




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.

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