Adjunct Instructor

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Job Code/Title Position Number J00001 Working Title Adjunct Instructor Department Department Of Focused Inquiry Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $4,500 per 3 credit-hour course Campus Monroe Park Campus Position Type Adjunct - Teaching Hours/Week Normal work days Normal work hours Job Category Adjunct - Teaching Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? No Sensitive Position No Resource Critical Yes Description of the Job

The University College at Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking part-time adjunct faculty members to teach Focused Inquiry courses on an as-needed basis. Faculty members teaching in the Department of Focused Inquiry participate in shared curricula, with the expectation that students across all sections of a course achieve similar learning objectives. Primary teaching responsibilities include instruction of UNIV 111, 112, and/or 200, which students are expected to complete in their first two years. This three-semester, interdisciplinary course sequence is learner-centered and promotes integrative thinking as well as student engagement, with a particular emphasis on written and oral communication, critical thinking, collaborative learning, information fluency, and ethical reasoning. All adjunct faculty are expected to attend the full-day faculty development institute at the beginning of each semester and to be available to students outside of class via office hours (one hour for each 3-hour class taught) as well as via email and other electronic communications. Adjunct faculty teaching in the Department for the first time are expected to attend a weekly one-hour teaching practicum in their first semester of teaching.

*Please note that, at this time, we cannot guarantee the availability of adjunct vacancies from semester to semester. However, we invite qualified applicants who are willing to accept part-time teaching work on an as-needed basis to apply.

Required Qualifications

The University College promotes a multi- and inter-disciplinary approach to teaching and learning. We welcome candidates from any academic discipline with interest or experience in teaching interdisciplinary general education courses with an emphasis on written and oral communication and critical thinking. Evidence of excellence in college-level teaching is required. At least three years of college teaching experience in a general education curriculum is preferred. A master’s degree in an academic discipline is required. Preference is given to candidates desiring to work with a diverse student population in a collaborative, learning-centered community of teachers and learners. We welcome individuals from diverse experiences and backgrounds and/or experiential learning through lived experiences and/or professional service that inform worldviews and/or perspectives about minority group status, to include race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and disability.

Preferred Qualifications Job Open Date 06/26/2020 Remove from posting on or before 06/25/2021 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

All candidates must attach to this application a letter of intent (cover letter), curriculum vitae or resume, and a statement of teaching philosophy (as an “Other Document”). Applicants must also include within their application materials the names/contact information (including email address) of three references who are able to address the candidate’s teaching abilities. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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PLEASE NOTE : This applicant pool will be utilized on an as-needed basis. Should an adjunct teaching position become available, the Department of Focused Inquiry will contact those in the pool whose credentials and experience match our teaching needs. This pool will be accessed only when an opening arises. Your application will remain active through June 25, 2021. If you are still interested in adjunct teaching after that date, you may resubmit your application for the subsequent academic year. A new application must be submitted each year in order to be considered for an interview. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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  3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
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