Job Details

William Paterson University
  • Position Number: 4955123
  • Location: Wayne, NJ
  • Position Type: Agriculture - Environmental Science, Ecology & Forestry

Adjunct Faculty - Environmental Science

Thank you for your interest in working at William Paterson University.

William Paterson University invites applications for the positon of Adjunct Faculty within the College of Science and Health, Department Environmental Science.

Thank you for expressing interest in serving as an adjunct faculty member at William Paterson University.

Please note that there may not be a vacancy at this time. Rather, qualified applicants may be contacted if and when there is an immediate need, or on an exploratory basis for a future opening.

For general questions, please email

Undergraduate courses in this department are taught both online and in person. Those generally taught by Adjunct faculty include, but are not limited to:
  • Introduction to Sustainability
  • Introduction to Geology
  • Environmental Law

Department Overview:

The Environmental Science Department aims to create inclusive learning communities that focus on developing scholarship and research about our earth, natural environment, and the interaction between human and natural systems. We offer three unique programs of study-the BS in environmental science, the environmental science minor, BS in environmental sustainability, and the BA in earth science. In these programs, students are mentored so that they develop the skills needed to achieve academic excellence and become the next generation of scientists, educators, informed citizens, and real-world problem solvers.

For more information about the department, please visit:

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Describe HOW the position gets done. Consider what the job needs rather than what previous individuals in the job did. For example:

  • Using the course outline as a guide, develop relevant syllabi in order to deploy course content, objectives, and methods of student assessment for up to six (6) credits per semester in an undergraduate course (see course listing above).
  • Contribute to student success by providing consistent and effective support and guidance through role modeling and mentoring and being available to the students for their questions and needs.
  • Teach in person and/or online depending upon course schedules and department needs.

Required Qualifications for Undergraduate courses:

List WHAT qualifications are required to get the job done. Separate required and preferred.
  • Ph.D., JD, or Masters in a related discipline.
  • Full time or part-time employment or active professional practice.
  • Ability to teach online.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Professional activity within discipline such as a relevant-to-teaching area, a non-profit organization or a government agency.
  • Experience teaching both online and in person.
  • Published peer or non-peer reviewed articles, conference papers, blogs, or books.

Personal Attributes and Traits:

Be specific, yet open-ended about these personal attributes and traits (soft skills).
  • Ability to translate environmental science related experience into pedagogical approaches that enhance curriculum relevance.
  • Demonstrated commitment to engage in continuous professional development activities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to content, teaching excellence, assessment strategies, and positive outcomes.
  • Capable of exhibiting patience and resourcefulness in managing student challenges.
  • Demonstrated ability to set and work toward common goals in a collaborative environment.

Invitation to apply

Interested candidates will be prompted to: Complete an application and submit a cover letter

Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.

General questions related to this application process, please contact

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EEO Statement

William Paterson University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race or ethnicity, sex/gender (including pregnancy), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, civil union status, familial status, religion, national origin or citizenship, military service status, or any other category protected by law. William Paterson University does not discriminate on the basis of any category stated above or as prohibited by applicable law. Individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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