The Business Essentials Unit in the School of Business at Virginia
Commonwealth University is recruiting a pool of applicants for
adjunct faculty positions for the 2022-2023 academic year. Should
funding for such adjunct teaching positions become available, the
Undergraduate Studies Office will contact persons in the pool whose
credentials match our teaching needs. This pool will be accessed
only when an opening arises. This posting will remain active until
June 30, 2023. After June 30, 2023, you will need to reapply to the
updated posting if you would like to remain in the adjunct pool.
Note that we are unable to hire applicants who are not already in
BUSN 225: Winning Presentations is a rigorous public speaking
course designed and taught by theatre professionals for
undergraduate business students. It is an experiential course (REAL
2) using performance, storytelling, and team building techniques,
leading students to discover their professional personal
presentation styles. Class sizes are small and the courses are
delivered in-person, online, or in a hybrid modality two or three
days per week for fifteen weeks during the regular academic
Instructors are provided with a common syllabus shared across
sections, for consistency in the curriculum. Instructors have ample
room for autonomy to tailor lessons, assignments, and activities to
their strengths and preferences.
We are seeking candidates with strong backgrounds in performance,
education, and business. We are a passionate team of artists and
educators committed to inspiring students to become the best
version of themselves.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop lesson plans to supplement the syllabus.
Teach a total of 2.5 hours per week, usually 2-3 days per
Timely submission of grades and communication with students.
Attend and complete all required training prior to and upon
completion of each semester.
Conduct regular office hours and reply to student inquiries in a
MFA in Theatre, or a master’s degree in a closely related
Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
Professional performance experience, acting and/or directing.
Extensive training in theatre and communication.
Strong communication skills, superior written and presentation
skills, and professional presence.
Professional experience in an area of business (marketing,
accounting, finance, real estate, management, etc.).
MFA in Theatre Pedagogy or Theatre Performance.
2+ years demonstrated excellence in teaching public speaking or
related courses at the college level.
Demonstrated excellence in performance pedagogy.
Experience with Canvas or another learning management system.
Studies - Business Essentials
Employment Type: Part-time
Restricted Status: No
FTE: CUSTOM.FTE_ .70
Exemption Status: Exempt
Contact Name: Carly
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To be considered for this position, candidates should attach the
following to the application:
1. Cover letter addressed
to Business Essentials Program Manager, Carly DuPont
2. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
3. Names, titles and email address for thee professional
references. References will be contacted via email