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Adjunct Faculty - School of Professional & Continuing Studies - 000017

University of Richmond
Richmond, VA

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Adjunct Faculty - School of Professional & Continuing Studies - 000017

This posting is set up to receive an application for adjunct faculty already identified by University of Richmond’s School of Professional & Continuing Studies. We are not currently recruiting for these positions, and you should only apply if you have been specifically instructed to by either University of Richmond’s Human Resource Department or the School of Professional & Continuing Studies.

Adjunct faculty members in the School of Professional & Continuing Studies teach courses that draw upon their rich variety of academic disciplines and work experiences. All part-time faculty must meet SACSCOC (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges) requirements. For the SPCS undergraduate programs, an individual must have earned either a master’s degree in their respective teaching field or a master’s degree in another field with at least 18 hours of master’s level work for the field in which they will teach. For the graduate level courses, an individual must have a doctorate in the appropriate teaching field.

All forms requested by the SPCS and the University’s Human Resources Office as well as official transcripts are required prior to a contract being issued.

Adjunct faculty will be expected to meet classes as scheduled, to strive to improve teaching effectiveness, to take a sympathetic interest in the progress and development of each student, to keep accurate records of the academic standing of each student, and to hand in promptly all reports of grades and other information required by the dean, the registrar, the provost, or the president. Adjunct faculty are expected to attend the two adjunct faculty meetings, SPCS Night (held in May of each year) as well as the SPCS Commencement Ceremony.

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Working at University of Richmond

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is one of America's premier private universities. The University blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked liberal arts university, Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciencesbusinessleadership studieslaw, and continuing studies. The 350-acre suburban campus, including a 10-acre lake, is consistently cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, Richmond offers 55 majors, 42 minors, and 12 concentrations at the bachelor's level. Graduate students can choose from six master's degrees programs, an MBA program, a juris doctorate, and six dual-degree programs in law. Continuing studies options include programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels, in addition to numerous non-credit offerings.

Richmond faculty members are outstanding leaders in their fields. Of the 312 full-time faculty at the University, 98 percent hold doctorate or terminal degrees. Richmond has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with zero classes taught by teaching assistants. Our faculty members are in the classrooms and the labs, working closely with students to maximize their educational experiences.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond one of the best liberal arts universities in the nation and in the top 35 for undergraduate research. BusinessWeek ranked The Robins School of Business in the top 20 nationally and fourth for academic quality, as well as among the top 15 part-time MBA programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Richmond in the top 25 for best value among private colleges and universities

As locals like to say, Richmond is "easy to love" because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. It's been named one of the top cities in which to live and work by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is home to the state legislature, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies and industries ranging from finance to agriculture. In fact, Forbes also recently ranked Richmond as the sixth best city to get a job in the U.S. Nearly one million people live in the Greater Richmond region and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more. Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia's beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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