Adjunct Faculty - Winning Presentations (Undergraduate Studies), School of Business

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 11, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Business Administration, Marketing & Sales, Other Business & Management
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

In response to a changing business world, in 2015-2016, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business launched a strategic plan to harness and build on strengths, ensure continued innovation and impact, and boldly ignite a collaborative energy among students, faculty, staff, alumni and the business community in Richmond and beyond.

The Business Essentials Unit in the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University is recruiting applicants for adjunct faculty positions for the course BUSN 225: Winning Presentations. This rigorous public speaking course is 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 two or three days per week for fifteen weeks during the regular academic year.

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. 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. Applicant credentials will remain active for one year after the date you submit them. After one year, if you are still interested in adjunct teaching, you must reapply to this adjunct pool. Note that we are unable to hire applicants who are not already in the pool.

Typical Duties
1. Develop lesson plans to supplement syllabus
2. Teach in person two or three days per week, total 2.5 hours per week
3. Timely submission of grades and communication with students and supervisors
4. Attend and complete all required training prior to and upon completion of each semester

Typical Education and Experience

Required Qualifications
MFA in Theatre
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.)

Preferred Qualifications
PhD in Theatre or 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

Salary Range: $3,625 - $4,000 (depending on class size, traditionally 20 students per section)

Position Details:
Department: Undergraduate Studies - Business Essentials
Employment Type: Part-time
Restricted Status: No
Exemption Status: Exempt

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Carly DuPont
Contact Email:

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

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