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Instructor/Assistant Professor of Philosophy - Philosophy - Tenure Track

Raritan Valley Community College not BA-granting

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open
AOC History of Philosophy and/or Ethics preferred but not required
AOC categories History of Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location North Branch, New Jersey, United States
Job description

Raritan Valley Community College

Full Time Faculty - Philosophy - Tenure Track

Ranked by WalletHub.com and Intelligent.com 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 www.raritanval.edu

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 Humanities, Social Sciences, Social Work, and Education at Raritan Valley Community College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Instructor/Assistant Professor of Philosophy for the 2024-2025 academic year. 

Essential Duties:

Teach a 15-credit, five-course load of 100 and 200 level Philosophy courses per semester in accordance with college and departmental guidelines.

Facilitate students' academic and socio-emotional success within the classroom and beyond.

Promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in instructional practices as well as campus and community engagements.

Deliver instruction across varied modalities, locations, and/or times.

Maintain, update, and develop disciplinary curricula.

Participate in departmental strategic planning and outcomes assessment.

Engage in on-going professional endeavors related to pedagogy and Philosophy.

Serve on departmental, campus, and/or community-based initiatives.

Adhere to College policies and procedures.


  • Master's degree in Philosophy from an accredited college or university required.
  • Minimum of two years' teaching experience required.
  • Demonstrate or be willing to acquire skills necessary for teaching online courses.
  • Demonstrated scholarship and/or professional development in Philosophy, preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D., preferred.
  • Expertise/Competence in History of Philosophy and/or Ethics, preferred.
  • Demonstrated scholarship and/or professional development in Philosophy, preferred.
  • 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:


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 15th, 2024 will be considered in the first review of applicants. 

Raritan Valley Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer. We will implement the policy to assure that the employment opportunities offered at the institution are available to all persons.

How to apply
Application type Online
Applications received by January 15th, 2024 will be considered in the first review of applicants.
Web address to apply https://rvcc.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?J...
Deadline for full consideration: January 15, 2024, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

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Time created December 20, 2023, 2:51pm UTC
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