Adjunct Instructor, Honors College - Humans of RVA and VCU (Rolling Pool)

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.

Position Overview

The Honors College is seeking part-time adjunct instructor(s) to teach one or more sections of Humans of RVA and VCU, a required experiential learning, community engagement 1 credit course, for first year Honors College students in the Fall. This course is designed for students to study the nature of community, Richmond history, community engagement, and their role in it. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship among community engagement, social justice and social change, and will communicate ethically, sensitively and effectively with members of the campus and RVA communities. In the style of Humans of New York, student cohorts interview Richmond area residents and post stories and photos to social media, with an eye toward better understanding the "danger of a single story" (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie).

Position duties include:

• Facilitate the course objectives
• Meet all designated course instruction guidelines
• Grade assignments and exams in a timely manner based on instructions/rubric provided
• Respond to student inquiries within 24 hours
• Submit midterm and final grades according to College/Department policy

Required Qualifications

• Master’s degree in an academic discipline
• Demonstrated teaching experience and demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU
• Community engagement experience

Preferred Qualifications

• College teaching experience
• Knowledge of the Richmond Community (e.g., historical and critical social issues)

Additional Information

This pool will be utilized on an as-needed basis. Your application will remain active for a year; you may resubmit your application for subsequent years. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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