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Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Resources Supporting Contingent and Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Members at LVAIC Institutions

These resources are provided for all faculty with temporary appointments in LVAIC (e.g. adjuncts, instructors, lecturers, visiting assistant professors, clinical instructors) to support teaching efforts, sustain scholarship, and advance academic job search efforts.



Virtual Q&A with Pooja Agarwal

Friday, February 21st, 2020
9:30 am – 10:30am
Come ask a cognitive scientist and co-author of Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning about:

  • How to help your students remember and retrieve course materials
  • How to best construct your syllabus for retention and integration of information
  • How to integrate fun, low-stakes opportunities for students to practice course concepts
  • How to build a positive classroom community where students embrace desirable difficulties

Register here.




Online websites and books informing teaching initiatives 





Below are several examples of how contingent faculty members can sustain scholarship during their appointments:

  • Dedicating non-teaching time to working on scholarly projects
  • Publishing dissertation work
  • Collaborating on research projects with faculty internal or external to the institution 
  • Carrying out and publishing scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) projects 
  • Participating in scholarly writing groups or other writing sessions 
  • Seeking out available departmental and institutional resources such as funding for conference travel or other support for scholarship


Academic Job Search

Resources for advancing faculty job searches and interviews

Chronicle Vitae articles:

Upcoming Faculty Development Events

These are upcoming faculty development programs: