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Oct 7, 2016

Recent opportunities for faculty

Provost updates

Author: Gail Hackett, Ph.D.

There are always opportunities for faculty at VCU!  I encourage you to take some time to review these recently announced opportunities: 

iCubed Position Openings

The national search process in underway for 20 faculty and staff positions representing tenure-track, term, visiting and postdoctoral fellows who will focus on the five transdisciplinary cores of the Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation (iCubed) at VCU.

To learn more about the positions and search committees and to apply visit

Additional searches for both faculty and staff positions will be launched later this academic year.

Quest Global Impact Awards

The 2017-18 Quest Global Impact Awards cycle is now open. These annual awards will fund proposals from VCU academic units to develop new and innovative programming in support of VCU’s global priorities.

The online submission forms will be available on October 30, 2016. Applications are due by January 15, 2017 at 5 p.m. and award selections will be announced no later than March 1, 2017.

Information sessions will be held on the Monroe Park Campus on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, noon- 1 pm in the University Student Commons Forum Room and on the MCV Campus on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, noon- 1 pm in the Larrick Center Church Hill Board Room

Weekly Web Workshops

The Weekly Web Workshops (WWW) program, hosted by the Academic Learning Transformation Lab (ALT Lab), is a series of workshops for faculty interesting in learning or enhancing their skills in teaching online. The workshops are held every Friday from noon - 1 p.m. Themes for the workshops are:

  • Online course design / development basics
  • Online learning platforms (Blackboard, Google, and WordPress)
  • Media for online courses (faculty and student-created)
  • Tools for teaching online

Follow these links to view the schedule and to register.

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