Faculty compensation

The faculty salary administration guidelines provide the basis for establishing and modifying faculty salaries at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). They support VCU’s strategic priorities and a commitment to recruit and retain faculty and senior leadership with the skills and talents to increase quality learning, high impact research, and diversity at all levels. VCU is committed to attracting and retaining top faculty talent through competitive salaries and by ensuring that faculty compensation is consistent with a competitive research university environment. 

Please note that the minimum compensation for adjunct faculty teaching standard university credit hours will be $1,260 per credit beginning with the Fall 2022 semester. Compensation for adjunct faculty teaching non-standard credits must align with this rate, based on credit equivalencies.