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Subject Matter Expert & Adjunct Instructor


Subject Matter Expert & Adjunct Instructor

  • req2759
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Business Essentials/Undergraduate Studies
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
At VCU, we exceed through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery - the hallmarks of the
VCU experience. As 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.

Since its founding in 1937, the VCU School of Business has built strong ties with the Richmond
community and beyond. Offering 13 bachelor’s and 19 master’s degrees, as well as three Ph.D.
concentrations and seven certificate programs, we welcome nearly 4,000 students each year.

Forbes ranks Virginia first as the Best Place to Do Business. Richmond, as the capital of Virginia, is
located in the heart of the east coast economic corridor with more than half of the U.S. population
within a 750-mile radius. It is home to Fortune 1000 companies and small start-ups.

The Department of Business Essentials of the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has an opening for a Subject Matter Expert & Adjunct Instructor starting Spring 2023.

Chief Purpose of the Position:
The Business Essentials unit in the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University is recruiting applicants to develop and teach an online asynchronous course in Intercultural Communication, BUSN 329. Course development of BUSN 329 will begin in the spring 2023, with the course launching in Fall 2023 with the applicant serving as an adjunct instructor for one section.

The course will be deployed online and asynchronously, with no required in-person component or specified meeting day/time. The instructor will be expected to hold regular, online office hours.

Course design will be done in collaboration with instructional designers and a media team in VCU Online to support the development of high-quality content. From assistance in organizing learning goals to building the course on Canvas, the team at VCU Online works with instructors every step of the way. Course design can be conducted virtually, except for filming instructional videos on campus with the media team. Candidates who are able to film professional quality instructional videos off-campus, to be edited by VCU Online, will be considered. Resources are not available to provide professional filming equipment off-campus.

Compensation for the development of the Online Course is $3,800.

Upon completion of the course development, VCU Online provides instructors with an additional stipend of $2,000 in professional development funding. The salary range for teaching the course during the fall semester is in addition to the funding listed above. The teaching salary range is determined by the number of students enrolled.

As an Adjunct Instructor in the Business Essentials Unit in the School of Business, you will help support the School of Business strategic plan that focuses on creativity in the curriculum.

Note that we are unable to hire applicants who do not apply on the VCU website.

Required Qualifications:
-Master’s degree in business, or a discipline closely related to the course material
-Strong communication and collaboration skills
-Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Ph.D. in Business or a closely related discipline at the time the appointment begins
-ABD candidates will be considered
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching in higher education or high school
- Experience developing and deploying successful online courses

Application Process:
Please include the following with your application:
Cover Letter addressed to Program Manager, Carly DuPont.
Curriculum Vitae or Resume, including names, titles, and email addresses of 3 references. (References are only contacted if an applicant passes through the interview and teaching demonstration process.)
A statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
For any questions, please contact Carly DuPont, dupontcc@vcu.edu


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