African American Studies Adjunct Instructor (Rolling Pool)

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 7, 2022

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.

P osition Responsibilities:

The Department of African American Studies in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University is recruiting a pool of applicants on an ongoing basis for adjunct teaching positions. The Department of African American Studies will contact persons in the pool whose credentials match our teaching needs in any given semester. This pool will be accessed only when an opening arises. Your credentials will remain active until June 30, 2023. After that time, if you are still interested in adjunct teaching, you must reapply to the pool.

Note: we are unable to hire applicants who are not already in the pool.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in African American Studies or a related field appropriate to the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in degree in African American Studies or an advanced degree in a related field appropriate to the position.
  • Demonstrated record of teaching experience at the university level, including online instruction.
  • Commitment to pursuing the methodological traditions, pedagogical aims, community engagement, and historical mission of African American Studies.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Application Process:

The position is open to scholars from a variety of disciplines. Applications must flow through the official university job site ( Applications should include: 1) A cover letter; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; 4)Three professional and/or academic references.

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion - an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contributions to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

If you have any questions about the search, please contact A. Dae Newman at For more information about the Department of African American Studies at VCU, visit our website at: Only application materials submitted through will be considered.

Salary Range: $1,260 per credit hour

Position Details:

Department: African American Studies
Employment Type: AJ - Adjunct
Restricted Status: No
Exemption Status: Exempt

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Dae Newman

Contact Email:

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