Virginia Commonwealth University — Assistant Professor, IDS

Title: Assistant Professor, IDS
Department: University College
Rank: OPEN
Position Number(s): F67280
Application Deadline: February 28, 2021
Salary range: $50,000

Description: University College (UC) enhances student engagement and success through curricular innovation, interdisciplinary studies and support for excellence in learning. It is the home of Focused Inquiry, the Interdisciplinary Studies Program, the Common Book Initiative, and other programs focused on increasing student engagement and student success. University College offers first-year students an innovative, cohort-based first-year seminar experience, designed around critical thinking, curiosity and shared learning opportunities. By providing students with a common experience, these courses help make the first year of college more engaging and meaningful, and provide a strong foundation for integrative learning at VCU and beyond.

This full-time faculty position will maintain a 4/4 academic teaching load in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program in University College (UC). As an IDS Assistant Teaching Professor, this position will teach and mentor students in the IDS degree program, as well as contribute to curricular development, innovative pedagogy, and assessment for the program. IDS faculty work in support of the IDS administrative team, as we ensure our program goals are met and remain in alignment with the goals of University College.

Qualifications: This is a national search. University College welcomes candidates who possess a terminal degree in an appropriate academic discipline, evidence of excellence in college-level teach, evidence of strong teaching skills in written and oral communication, critical thinking, information fluency, collaborative learning, and ethical reasoning, as well as demonstrated interest or proficiency in the use of digital, networked technologies for teaching and learning. Strong communication skills, demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with others, and an interest in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Demonstrated experience working in a learning-centered environment focused on integrative learning and must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. 

Application Process:
This is a national search. To apply for this posting visit Applicants must include a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, and (in the “Other Document” field), a professional reference list that includes the names/contact information of at least three individuals who can speak to the candidate’s qualifications for this position. Our application deadline is February 28, 2021. For consideration, your materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on that date. For more information about Virginia Commonwealth University, please visit Please also check out this link for an overview of what it’s like to live and work in the Richmond area: 

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Please note: Employer work visa and/or permanent residence sponsorship is not available for this position.

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