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VCUarts Post-Master's Teaching Fellowship

Richmond

VCUarts Post-Master's Teaching Fellowship

  • req3078
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • School of the Arts
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
The Post-Master’s Teaching Fellowship in the School of the Arts offers December 2022 and May 2023 VCUarts graduate alumni an opportunity to teach undergraduate courses during the 2023-24 academic year while also participating in professional development activities that enhance alumni success in securing faculty positions in higher education.

Description:
Each fellow will teach 2 courses (6-8 credits) in the fall and spring semesters of the 2023-24 academic year. During these semesters, they’ll benefit from faculty/peer observation and two professional development seminars each semester. From these seminars, they’ll create a portfolio of professional materials central to securing faculty positions in higher education.

Professional development seminars
- Preparing applications for faculty positions in higher ed
Teaching philosophy
Research agenda
Diversity statement
- Preparing for job interviews and job talks
- Developing a course/creating a syllabus
- Fostering inclusive classrooms and studios
Providing feedback to students (critiques, comments on written assignments)

Additional teaching fellow activity/opportunity (each fellow completes one or more)
- Present a public talk or participate on a panel discussion
- Serve as a guest critic or guest speaker in an undergraduate class
- Develop an upper-level course proposal that will be considered for Spring 2024

Salary:
Each teaching fellow will receive a part-time adjunct faculty contract with an instructional salary of $1,260 per credit plus an additional $500 per semester for non-teaching duties specific to expected fellowship outcomes.

Qualifications:
- VCUarts students/alumni who will be completing their master’s degree in December 2022 or in May 2023.
- Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment and a commitment to equity and diversity in teaching, service, leadership and practice.
- Demonstrable interest in developing productive connections across creative disciplines.
- Strong collaboration skills, and demonstrate enthusiasm toward teaching and working with faculty, staff and students within the university; and to building and maintaining professional relationships.
- This fellowship posting could result in multiple hires being selected from this announcement. Fellows could be based in any of the school's academic departments/programs that align with the area(s) of expertise and specialization of the selected hire(s).
- This is a one-year, non-renewable opportunity. Teaching fellows will be eligible to apply for standard adjunct faculty opportunities in subsequent years.

Application Instructions
Only electronic applications submitted via the VCU Jobs Website will be accepted. The following documents should be submitted:
- A Letter of Interest
- Curriculum vitae or resume
- List of three professional references including names with titles and contact information (references will not be checked prior to candidate’s approval).

Application Deadline:
For best consideration, applications are due January 15, 2023.

Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to providing accessible and equitable living, learning, and working environments free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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