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College of Humanities and Social Sciences - Adjunct Faculty

Virginia State University
Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

Title: College of Humanities and Social Sciences - Adjunct Faculty

Employee Classification: Instructor

Hiring Range: Commensurate with Education & Experience

Agency: Virginia State University

Location: Virginia State University

Division: Vice President of Academic Affairs

Academic Unit: College of Humanities and Social Science

Department: College of Humanities and Social Science

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Job Summary/Basic Functions

Virginia State University (VSU), a public, comprehensive 1890 Land Grant Institution and Historically Black College and University, invites applicants for Adjunct Faculty positions in multiple Academic Degree and Certificate Programs.

This position announcement seeks to establish a pool of applicants that may be used in the future as adjunct teaching positions become available. Completed applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and considered as vacancies occur.

VSU offers 36 undergraduate degree programs, 17 graduate degree programs, 2 doctoral degree programs and 8 certificate programs in its six Academic Colleges: College of Agriculture, Reginald F. Lewis College of Business, College of Education, College of Engineering and Technology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Natural and Health Sciences.

Job Duties:

Teach up to 9 credit hours (in-person, online via synchronous or asynchronous modalities) per academic semester and provide regular office hours to meet the student needs and promote student success.

This teaching position is limited to a one-semester contract but may be considered for additional semesters.

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in teaching field or a master's degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credits in the teaching field;

Proficiency to teach courses in one or more of the following areas, art & design, history, philosophy, languages, literature, mass communications, military science, music, political science, sociology, social work and criminal justice;

Must demonstrate effective and engaging teaching skills;

Must have the ability to work effectively with a culturally and educationally diverse student population;

Proficiency and willingness to adapt new and emerging pedagogies in the classroom.

Additional Considerations:

Ph.D. preferred;

Prior teaching experience in a higher education environment is highly preferred;

Demonstrated proficiency and experience in using instructional technologies and learning management systems (e.g. Banner/Blackboard) with ability to use technology to enhance teaching and educational experience;

Demonstrated ability to measure, assess and align student outcomes within courses or programs.

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