Prospective faculty

VCU is a premier urban research university, focused on scholarly excellence and academic success. 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.

Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention

The Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention (OFRR) leads initiatives to promote the hiring and retention of outstanding and diverse faculty members at VCU and is comprised of experienced leaders in faculty hiring processes who have knowledge of best practices for recruiting and retaining university faculty members. The OFRR team also leads the development, implementation and interpretation of faculty policies, the university promotion and tenure process and a variety of academic leadership development programs. 

Click here to view the OFRR team

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. 

As a premier urban, public research university, VCU is focused on academic success, with 200-plus academic programs. U.S. News & World Report and other publications report that many of VCU's graduate and first professional programs are among the best in the country — including No. 1 rankings for sculpture and nurse anesthesia. In 2018, VCU landed the No. 1 spot in Virginia on Forbes' list of best employers for diversity. 

VCU’s campuses are located in the heart of diverse Richmond, Virginia, the state capital. Our location enriches the educational experience while also providing a thriving urban environment to call home.

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.

For additional information and to select the company that best meets your needs, please visit the web sites for Long & Foster or Joyner Fine Properties.

Additional real estate and relocation resources are available at VCU Procurement Services.

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.