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Information for New Adjunct Faculty

New Adjunct Faculty Virtual Orientation:

The fastest way to learn about being successful as an adjunct instructor is through our New Adjunct Faculty Virtual Orientation.


Your contract will be mailed to your home address. All adjunct faculty must report to Human Resources (Administrative Services Building, 101 — see campus map) to complete the hiring process.

  • Please do so as soon as possible, as your paycheck cannot be issued, nor many other services and documents made available to you, until you have completed this process. 
  • Review the HR website for the specific information needed for identification in the New Hire (Adjunct Faculty) section.
  • Adjunct faculty who are not U.S citizens or “Green Card” holders should contact Human Resources with questions about the requirements for them to work at the College.

ID Card and Parking Decal:

With the processing of your contract, you will be able to obtain a parking decal and College ID card. After you visit HR and HR accepts your documentation, visit the Office of Student Accounts/Parking Services (Green Hall 119 — see campus map) within 5-7 working days to obtain your parking pass and photo ID. Be sure to bring your auto registration information, including the plate number of your car. You can contact your departmental office to check if your name is in the Employee System prior to your campus visit. The Office of Student Accounts may be reached at (609) 771-2172.


All faculty are issued an account and password. You will need this information for your first login to a campus computer. Information Technology will provide your assigned email address as part of the contract process. Your email account and password will give you access to PAWS and Canvas. PAWS, or Primary Academic Web Services, is TCNJ’s student/faculty/administrative information system. Canvas is TCNJ’s course management system. See also the separate sections on email, PAWS and Canvas.

Mail and Mailbox:

All new faculty members are provided a mailbox in their department.  Please check your mailbox each class day as some communications within a School will be printed and distributed. Email, however, remains the official communication medium of the College.

Office and Keys:

Adjunct faculty typically are assigned shared office space, for which you will be issued keys. Keys for offices and rooms where your classes will be held may be requested on your behalf by the administrative staff in your department, and the staff will inform you of the procedure for picking up your keys. In the event that it is not possible for you to be assigned office space, check with your department chair to determine available space for office hours and private meetings with students.


Effective for calendar year 2020, TCNJ’s wage payments and employment taxes, including IRS Forms W-2 and 1095 issuance will be processed by ADP. Employees may enroll in Direct Deposit or sign up for an electronic ADP paycard (the “Wisely Card”). Contact the Payroll office, at (609) 771-2087 or, for assistance with enrollment.