Adjunct Faculty Resources and Support

VCUarts Resources

Research Support
VCUarts provides up to $30,000 annually to support research, creative/scholarly work and professional development. Proposals in the range of $500 to $1,000 are suggested in order to accommodate the demand.

The Office of Arts Research and Innovation provides recurring grants workshops, grants consultation and monthly research reminders.

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VCUarts Faculty Award for Distinguished Adjunct
This award recognizes an outstanding member of the School of the Arts adjunct faculty who best represents the contribution of adjunct faculty to the mission of the School of the Arts. All persons who have taught on adjunct contracts during the year of recognition review are eligible for consideration.

View more information about VCUarts awards and recognition or nominate a colleague using the online form.

The Anderson
The Anderson presents an annual VCUarts Excellence in Adjunct Research Exhibition, which functions as a recognition of and showcase for the outstanding adjunct research being conducted here at VCUarts. It provides a solo exhibition opportunity, performance or another relevant format to a VCUarts adjunct faculty member.

For more information, please contact Chase Westfall at

Arts Cross-Disciplinary Courses
Teach a course open to all VCUarts majors at the 300 or 400 level. Contact James Wiznerowicz, interim associate dean for academic affairs, at for more information.

Commonwealth Society
Teach a short course, brown bag lecture or lead a field trip for the Commonwealth Society. Contact Angela Allen, director of the Commonwealth Society at

Adobe Creative Cloud
VCUarts adjunct faculty with a VCU eID are eligible for a free Creative Cloud Enterprise subscription. Adjunct faculty will receive access to a suite of Adobe programs, including After Effects, Audition, Behance, Character Animator, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro and many more.

Visit to sign up.

VCU Resources

Terms and Conditions of Employment
Download the 2018-2019 Terms and Conditions of Employment for Adjunct Faculty Appointment (.PDF)

Adjunct Faculty Tuition Waiver
One of the benefits of working at VCU is the access to pursuing or continuing your own education. Apply for a tuition waiver on the VCU Human Resources website.

Summer Courses and Summer Study Abroad Programs
VCU offers opportunities for summer courses and study abroad. For summer and intercession teaching opportunities, contact your department chair(s). Contact Stephanie Tignor, director of education abroad, at for information on study abroad.

Adjunct Faculty Support program
The Service-Learning Adjunct Support Program aims to provide VCU adjunct faculty with the training and resources they need to teach high-quality service-learning courses. More information is available at the Office of the Provost website.

Adjunct Faculty Benefits
Browse additional benefits and resources for adjunct faculty on the VCU Human Resources website.