Overview

Founded in 1969, Stockton University, New Jersey’s Distinctive Public University, is also one of America’s most distinctive public universities, consistently ranking among the nation’s finest educational institutions and among the top ten public Master’s institutions in the Northeast. Stockton proudly offers the academic, technological, and cultural advantages of a large institution combined with the community spirit of a small liberal arts college. Stockton is noted for combining an outstanding interdisciplinary approach to graduate and undergraduate education with all the qualities of an outstanding employer. We offer a unique vibrant working environment, a wealth of work related opportunities and outstanding employee benefits. Stockton is committed to attracting, encouraging and retaining a qualified workforce to support the mission of the University. The University is located in the Pinelands National Reserve in southern New Jersey, about one hour from Philadelphia, two hours from New York City, three hours from the Baltimore/Washington area, and 20 minutes from Atlantic City. The University’s location, active, stimulating campus life and diverse community make Stockton University a great place to work!

The School of General Studies is seeking one or more core faculty members to teach developmental first-year courses in critical thinking and reading as part of an innovative, University-wide First-Year Studies program. First-Year Studies is housed in the School of General Studies. Experience with first-year students, particularly at-risk students, is essential. Successful candidates are also expected to demonstrate ongoing scholarship/creative work, engage in college service, and teach in the interdisciplinary General Studies curriculum. See information and a short video regarding General Studies at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvFJO1ySW5U#action=share. Your letter of interest must indicate for which title(s) (Assistant Professor/Instructor) you are applying.

Responsibilities:

  • Critical Thinking Program faculty teach developmental level first-year courses in critical thinking and reading as part of a 3/3 schedule of 4-credit courses.
  • Faculty are also expected to demonstrate ongoing scholarship/creative work and engage in University service.
  • Successful candidates would have an opportunity to teach in the General Studies curriculum, including teaching first-year seminars, courses in interdisciplinary minors such as Africana Studies, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Caribbean and Latin American Studies, Digital Literacy and Multimedia Design, and more.
  • All Stockton faculty members are expected to demonstrate, through past accomplishments and actions, the ability to support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.

Tenure Track Applicants for Instructor positions will also be expected to:

  • Engage in additional service obligations to be negotiated upon hire.
  • Advise 1.5 – 1.75 times the average numbers of advisees of program faculty.

Tenure Track Applicants for Assistant Professor positions will also be expected to:

  • Serve as academic advisors for undergraduate students.
  • Engage in service to the university, community and discipline.
  • Participate in scholarship and/or creative activities as appropriate to the discipline.
  • Annually contribute to the interdisciplinary general studies courses as part of their regular teaching load.

Minimum Qualifications for Instructor Level:

  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline for Instructor rank.
  • Teaching philosophy must demonstrate critical thinking pedagogy and practices.
  • Must show evidence of excellence in teaching and experience working with first-year students, specifically students at risk.

Minimum Qualifications for Assistant Professor Level:

  • Terminal degree in liberal arts discipline required for Assistant Professor rank.
  • Teaching philosophy must demonstrate critical thinking pedagogy and practices.
  • Must show evidence of excellence in teaching and experience working with first-year students, specifically students at risk.

Salary: Assistant Professor: $61,437.40, commensurate with experience; Instructor: $50,540.53; commensurate with experience.

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Initial term of appointment will be September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2020.

To apply please visit: https://stockton.hiretouch.com. Only electronic documents will be accepted. Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents. All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward. You may upload documents using; Word or PDF.

  1. A letter of interest describing qualifications and accomplishments. (Your letter must indicate for which title(s) (Assistant Professor/Instructor) you are applying).
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Short (1-page) teaching philosophy statement
  4. A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone
  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Prospective employees may access the Annual Security Report for the University at www.stockton.edu/campuspolice or contact the Campus Police department at 609-652-4378 to request a hard copy of the report.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; http://www.stockton.edu/affirmative_action. Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.