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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.

LVAIC Contingent Faculty Virtual Book Club

November 20th at 12pm online
Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning by Pooja Agarwal and Patrice Bain
Chapters 6-10 (but please feel free to come even if you have not read the whole text!)
Topics: Creating a classroom community that embraces desirable difficulty and reduces anxiety around content and tests

Sign up to get a calendar invite, zoom link and more information:

Bess Van Asselt at VanAsseb@lafayette.edu if you have questions or need more information

Buy the e-book or hardcover on Amazon 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: