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Visiting and Contingent Faculty

Resources Supporting Contingent 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.

 

Teaching 

Online websites and books informing teaching initiatives 

Websites

Books

 

Scholarship

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: