Prospective faculty

VCU is a major, urban public research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research. We take pride in our nationally ranked academic programs and academic medical center, research and scholarly productivity and engagement with the communities we serve and change. Whether full-time, part-time or adjunct, faculty members at VCU enjoy a multitude of benefits, ranging from health insurance to tuition waivers to optional retirement plans. VCU’s location in the heart of Virginia’s capital city enriches the educational experience, while also providing a diverse and thriving urban environment to call home.

Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion - an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.

Updated December 2022 

Working at VCU

As a VCU faculty member, you will be joining a unique and dynamic community of more than 2,000 scholars who teach, innovate, collaborate and conduct research that impacts lives and health—in our community and around the world. 

Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Thirty-seven of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 11 schools and three colleges. As a pre-eminent national public, urban university, and academic health center, VCU will be distinguished by its commitments to inclusion, access and excellence; innovative and transformative learning; impactful research; exceptional patient care; and beneficial community impact.

Whether full-time, part-time or adjunct, faculty members at VCU are eligible for a multitude of benefits, ranging from health insurance to tuition waivers to optional retirement plans. 

Benefits vary depending on faculty classification. Click here to view information about benefits for full-time, part-time and adjunct faculty. 

To view a full A-Z list of benefits, click here

VCU is pleased to offer a relocation program for current and prospective university employees, utilizing relationships established with two local real estate firms, Joyner Fine Properties and Long & Foster. VCU's relocation program is dedicated to providing new and current VCU employees with quality service in all areas of destination services. In addition to options such as overview tours, drive-around rental assistance, and lending services, employees of the university also have access to financial incentives and real estate services.

Joyner Fine Properties and Long & Foster are established real estate companies with years of experience in the Richmond region. Their relocation teams will help to assess your specific real estate needs and expectations, assist in maximizing the benefits of their preferred client status, and will be advocates through all the details of real estate transactions. The teams will monitor the progress of all interactions to assure customer satisfaction.


Annual security and fire safety report

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. As required by federal law (The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C.1092(f), known as the “Clery Act”), the university publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, which contains information regarding campus security, crime reporting policies, personal safety and crime prevention, and fire and crime statistics for our various campus locations.

To request a paper copy of the current report, please contact the VCU Police Department by calling (804) 828-3851 or in person at 224 E. Broad St., Richmond, Virginia 23219.