FEATURED JOB: Full-Time Faculty - World History - Non-Tenure Track - Raritan Valley Community College

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Raritan Valley Community College

Full-Time Faculty - World History - Non-Tenure Track

Ranked by BestColleges.com and Niche.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 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 1,000-seat Theatre, an Honors College for high achieving students and much more.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment 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, and Education at Raritan Valley Community College invites applications for a Full-Time Instructor of World History for the 2023-2024 academic year. We seek candidates with research and teaching experience in the non-Western World, but candidates with any area of expertise in World History will be considered. 

Candidates with training in and ability to teach the history of women and gender in a global context will be given special consideration. The teaching load is five courses per semester and will include introductory courses in early (pre-1500) and modern (15th century to the present) World History.

Additional Position Requirements:

Assist in maintenance, updating, and development of disciplinary curricula.

Demonstrate a commitment to teaching effectiveness and on-going pedagogical professional development, including utilizing innovative technologies as well as skills for teaching in remote modalities.

Demonstrate on-going professional development within the discipline.

Make continued efforts to improve quality of instruction by supervising and collaborating with full-time and adjunct colleagues.

Demonstrate a commitment to working with a diverse student body and college community.

Work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary department which includes serving on college-wide committees that require departmental representation.

Participate in student advising, and provide access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication and other appropriate methods.


  • Master's degree in History from an accredited college or university is required.
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience.
  • Prior teaching experience in college-level World History.
  • Demonstrate or be willing to acquire skills necessary for teaching online courses.
  • Demonstrated professional development related to World History.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. preferred.
  • Degree specialization in World History.
  • Experience using technology in the delivery of course content.
  • Prior Community College teaching experience.
  • Online and/or Hybrid 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 February 10, 2023 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.

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