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Adjunct- Computer Science- Open Rank

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 2, 2024

The Computer Science Department of the College of Engineering seeks culturally and professionally diverse candidates to apply for the Adjunct Faculty Member (open rank) position. Since its inception in 1996, the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering has brought innovative, real-world engineering education to Central Virginia. Comprised of five different departments plus the Dean’s office, the College of Engineering enrolls more than 1,700 undergraduate and 250 graduate students in several degree programs supported by approximately 550 full-time, part-time, and student employees. As part of a premier research university known for tenacity, love of the city of Richmond, and commitment to diversity and access, the College of Engineering values the significant and positive impact of our people and ideas in the promotion of regional and global prosperity involving research and life sciences.

Position Responsibilities:

This adjunct position will teach undergraduate computer science courses. Delivery will be primarily using the in-person modality while some courses may need an online asynchronous modality. Preference will be given to applicants who can teach in-person classes on the VCU Campus. The proposed courses will be from VCU’s B.S. in Computer Science degree program. Job duties will include:

-Preparing and delivering lectures in alignment with current course-level learning objectives
-Preparing and assigning homework problems and exams related to the course
-Grading homework problems and exams and assigning final course grades
-Collecting assessment data and sample student work, as needed
-Holding office hours; answering student questions; and providing timely responses to email, as needed

Required Qualifications:

-M.S. from an accredited Computer Science program
-Excellent written and oral communications skills
-Teaching experience at the undergraduate college level
-The College of Engineering at VCU champions diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do. Cultivating an ecosystem where differences are celebrated and our faculty, staff, and students have the opportunity to thrive is at the core of how we operate. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience that shows their commitment to fostering such an environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience delivering online courses
-Ph.D. in Computer Science

About the College of Engineering:

The College of Engineering’s mission is to create and grow a diverse community of exceptional students, faculty, staff, alumni, and industry partners that strive to create a common future for all where innovative, sustainable, and equitable solutions to global engineering challenges are realized for the benefit of this generation and future generations. Additional information about the department’s programs and faculty may be found at

Salary Range: $1,772 per credit hour

Position Details:

Department: Computer Science
Employment Type: AJ - Adjunct
Restricted Status: No
Exemption Status: Exempt

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Emily Perrault

Contact Email:

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