Job Details
Teaching Specialist, Critical Thinking and First Year Studies (NTTP), Starting September 1, 2022
Galloway - Main Campus
General Studies
Salary commensurate with experience and is accompanied by an extremely competitive University benefits package.

Stockton University is ranked among the top public universities in the Northeast with more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as continuing education opportunities. The University, one hour from Philadelphia and two hours from New York City, offers unique living and learning environments throughout southern New Jersey, including the 1,600 acre Galloway campus in the Pinelands National Reserve and Stockton University Atlantic City, located in the University District, just steps from the beach and the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Additional locations include Hammonton, Manahawkin and Woodbine. As a public university, Stockton provides an environment for excellence to a diverse student body, including those from underrepresented populations, through an interdisciplinary approach to liberal arts, sciences and professional education. Founded in 1969, Stockton held its first classes in 1971. The University’s commitment to cultural diversity and its welcoming and vibrant community makes Stockton a great place to learn and work! Learn more about the many reasons to choose Stockton at

This is an in-person on campus, non-remote position.

Successful candidates will be required to show proof of being “up-to-date” with their COVID-19 vaccine status prior to their start date.  Religious or Medical waivers may be requested at the time of employment offer.

Stockton University in New Jersey seeks applications for a full-time Non-Tenure Track Teaching faculty member in Critical Thinking and First-Year Studies. This position begins September 1st, 2022. The successful candidate will join core faculty housed in the School of General Studies in teaching first-year critical thinking, reading and writing courses as part of an innovative, University-wide First-Year Studies program. Successful candidates may also have the opportunity to teach general education courses in the university-wide, interdisciplinary curriculum.

Under the direction of the Dean of General Studies, the responsibilities for Teaching Specialist, Critical Thinking and First Year Studies (NTTP) include:

  • Offering courses and seminars in FRST 1002, a core Critical Thinking and Reading seminar, and in the interdisciplinary General Studies curriculum
  • Teach four courses per semester
  • Serving as a preceptor (advisor) to students, as necessary
  • Providing service to the University, community and profession
  • Performing other duties as may be assigned by the Dean of General Studies and/or the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline (e.g., composition/rhetoric/argument, historical/literary/cultural studies, philosophy, communications, etc.)
  • Relevant experience teaching these subjects to first-year college students or similar populations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching college-level courses in critical thinking and information literacy with an emphasis on application to first-year college students
  • Experience and/or interest in teaching underserved populations, or through anti-racist/social justice-oriented pedagogies 
Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Interest, Teaching Effectiveness Document, Teaching Philosophy Statement, Unofficial Transcripts

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled (no later than June 30, 2022)

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 Microsoft Word or PDF.

  1. A letter of interest describing qualifications and accomplishments
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. Unofficial Graduate transcripts
  4. A list of three professional references (included in the application): Name, Organization, Email address and Telephone
  5. Short (1-page) teaching philosophy statement
  6. Documents showing evidence of teaching effectiveness


Please note:

  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check, which may include social intelligence from a consumer reporting agency.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources (Main Campus, J-115) at 609-652-4384, Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 5:00pm.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions (faculty exempt) are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
  • Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act (Clery Act), prospective employees may access Stockton’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) is available at The ASFSR contains the previous three years of reported Clery Act crime statistics, fire safety information and information regarding campus and personal safety. If you would like a paper copy of the report, please visit the Stockton University Police Department, building 71, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway Township, NJ, or call 609-652-4390, to request that a copy be mailed to you.
  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit; 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.