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Anticipated Adjunct Positions Spring 2018

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Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering 50 undergraduate majors and 80 graduate programs and options leading to masters and doctoral degrees, professional diplomas and certifications. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. Positions are available at the Union campus, at Kean Ocean in Toms River, NJ or other locations where indicated. Classes begin Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

College of Business and Public Management

School of Management and Marketing
Management – to teach introductory or upper level management courses including Business Statistics; Managerial Decision Modeling; Management Information Systems; Operations Management; Business Strategy; Business Ethics; and Principles of Management at the Union and Ocean campuses.

Contact: Dr. Shanggeun Rhee, Executive Director, at

College of Education

School of Physical Education, Recreation and Health
Physical Education, Recreation and Health – to teach courses in Physical Education, Recreation and Health disciplines including: Introduction to Public Health; Drug and Alcohol Education; First Aid; Principles of Community Health; Human Sexuality; Community Mental Health; Wellness Considerations for Autism; and other courses in the undergraduate health program at the Ocean campus. To also teach courses in the graduate program in Exercise Science at the Ocean campus. Doctoral degree is required for Exercise Science courses. Appropriate certification or clinical experience in specific areas may be required depending on position.  Experience in Blackboard and online teaching is preferred.

Contact: Dr. Consuelo Bonillas, Health Program Co-Coordinator, or Dr. Nicholas F. Palmieri, Health Program Co-Coordinator, at

College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences

School of Nursing
Nursing to teach in the undergraduate RN to BSN nursing program and in the Master’s in Nursing program at the Union, Raritan Valley and Ocean campuses. Prospective applicants must hold an active New Jersey RN license. All applicants must have a minimum of two years didactic teaching experience in an academic setting. Applicants for the RN to BSN program must have a minimum of a Master’s in Nursing from an accredited school of Nursing. Applicants for the Master’s program must have a minimum of a Doctorate in Nursing or its equivalent. For applicants holding a Doctorate outside of the Nursing discipline, a Master’s in Nursing from an accredited school of Nursing is required.

Contact: Dr. Joan Valas, Executive Director, at

School of Computer Science
Computer Science –  to teach both graduate and undergraduate computer science and information technology courses including computer literacy (Microsoft Office); Java; cybersecurity and risk management; game development; web and new media programming; and other related topics at the Union campus.

Contact: Dr. Patricia Morreale, Executive Director, at

College of Liberal Arts

School of Social Sciences
Sociology – to teach Introduction to Sociology; Development of Sociological Theory; Social Statistics; and Methods of Social Research with a social justice approach at the Union and Ocean campuses. Doctorate degree and at least two years of higher education teaching experience is preferred. Please include pedagogical approach in cover letter and copies of student evaluations with application materials.

Contact: Dr. Julia Nevarez, Coordinator, at

Nathan Weiss Graduate College

Department of Graduate Social Work
Master of Social Work – to teach Saturday and weekday evening courses in the Master of Social Work program at the Union campus. Courses are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 pm – 10:15 pm. On Saturdays, courses are offered from 9:00 am – 11:45 am and 12:30 pm – 3:15pm. Social Work courses include Trauma; Substance Abuse; General Practice I and II; Clinical Practice I and II;  Integrated Seminar I and II; Research I and II;  Psychopathology; Social Welfare Policy and Services I and II; and Human Behavior and the Social Environment I and II. Requirements include an earned Master of Social Work degree from a Council on Social Work Education accredited program; two years of post-Master’s degree professional practice experience; eligibility for or currently hold a social work license in the State of New Jersey; and adherence to the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and Standards. In addition, the candidate is expected to have experience working with a diverse student, faculty and staff population to advance social, economic and environmental justice. Ability to employ innovative teaching methods to engage adult learners is highly preferred.

Contact: Dr. Telvis M. Rich, Director, at

New Jersey Center for Science, Technology and Mathematics (NJCSTM)

Molecular Cell Biology II – to teach the second part of a two-course sequence at the Union campus which covers the biochemical and physiological role of proteins in cell structure and function, with an emphasis on the molecular, chemical and physical principles and interrelationships required for biosynthesis and cellular metabolism, intracellular trafficking and transport and signal transduction.  Topics for discussion include membrane structure and transport; protein sorting; vesicular trafficking; cell signaling; the cytoskeleton; the cell cycle and apoptosis; cell-cell junctions; and the extracellular matrix.  This is a graduate level course required for all students enrolled in the MS Biotechnology program.  The position requires formal education in Molecular Biology and its applications to the field of Biotechnology.

Probabilistic Methods (Lecture & Two Labs) – to teach basic probability theories and statistics techniques at the Union campus, including basic probability concepts and calculations; random variables; probability distributions; statistical data & data collection; descriptive statistics; sampling distribution; inferential statistics; confidence intervals; statistical hypothesis testing; etc., with application examples in Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics. The lab portion of the course covers computer lab exercises in R, including the Bernoulli process in binomial distribution; basic operations in R; binomial, Poisson and normal distribution calculations in R; Central Limit Theorem simulation in R; how to load data into R with data frames; and how to perform t-tests in R.  The position requires formal education in statistics and probability.

Contact: Ms. Marianne Gass, Assistant to the Dean, at for all NJCSTM positions.

Application Information for All Positions

All positions require a Master’s degree in a related field and teaching experience unless otherwise indicated; candidates with an ABD, Ed.D., Ph.D. or other acceptable disciplinary doctorate are encouraged to apply. Please send cover letter (indicating availability for day and/or evening), resume, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references to the individual at the email address above or mail to:  Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083. Electronic applications preferred. Official transcripts for all degrees and three current letters of recommendation are required prior to the starting date of employment.    

Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer 

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