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Company: Bergen Community College

Bergen Community College is accepting applications for adjunct positions in the division of Humanities. Below are the disciplines we are currently hiring for and the requirements for each.

Communications Department:

In the interest of developing responsible communities and individuals, the department of communication at Bergen Community College, strives to teach a diverse population of students the theories, principles, and practices of effective and ethical communication in a range of personal, public, visual and mediated contexts. The Department also seeks to prepare interested students for advanced undergraduate and graduate studies in communication. The option in communication is appropriate for students focusing on many areas of study as well as professional careers. Students interested in careers in education, business, marketing, public relations, law, social work, criminal justice, and political science choose a concentration in communication. This option provides a solid foundation to a liberal arts education.

Courses and Requirements:

Required: Master’s degree in Speech/Interpersonal Communication and at least one year college teaching experience. Available courses are COM 100 Speech Communication and COM 102 Public Speaking.

English Department:

Courses and Requirements:

English Basic Skills
Required: Master’s degree in English, English Education, Reading or related field; at least one year experience teaching developmental English to diverse populations, preferably at a community college.

English Composition & Literature
Required: Master’s degree in English, Composition/Rhetoric, Literature, or related field; at least one year experience teaching college-level English composition to diverse populations, preferably in a community college.

English as a Second Language (ESL)
Required: Master’s degree in ESL, Linguistics, English Education, Reading or related field; at least one year experience teaching ESL to diverse populations, preferably at a community college.

Philosophy and Religion:

The philosophy program introduces students to the basic principles and techniques of logical thinking and argumentation, to the history of philosophical thought, to the basic problems of philosophy (What is real? What can be known? What is really worthwhile?), and to a set of methods by which contemporary moral, social, and political problems may be clearly understood and perhaps resolved.

The religious studies program introduces students to the basic problems and methods of theology; to the sacred literatures of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and other religious traditions; and to the history, basic beliefs, and characteristic practices of the major religions of the world.

Courses and Requirements:

Philosophy and Religion

Required: Master’s degree in Philosophy; experience teaching college-level philosophy to diverse populations. Preferred: Community college teaching experience; ability to teach formal and informal logic.

World Languages:

The mission of the department of world languages and cultures at Bergen Community College is to foster the study of thirteen languages offered at the College and to further the experience for those students who wish to continue learning a language previously studied. The department offers the following courses: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Russian and Spanish. Courses in the world languages and cultures department develops students’ appreciation for other cultures and other ways of living and thinking. Liberal Arts students may choose World Languages as an option or “major” by taking two general education Humanities in World Languages (6 credits) and two free electives in World Languages.

Courses and Requirements:

American Sign Language
Required: Master’s degree in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies or Native speaker plus Bachelor’s degree and minimum two years teaching experience at high school and/or college level. Applicant must be willing to teach both day and/or evening classes in Paramus and/or Lyndhurst.

Bergen Community College is committed to excellence in diversity and equity and creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider applicants for all positions regardless of race, color, religion, creed, gender, age, national origin, marital and veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status.

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