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 $1,325 per credit beginning with the Fall 2023 semester. Effective beginning with the Spring 2024 semester, the amount will increase to $1,352. This rate applies to standard academic credit hours only.