Faculty Instructor Information

UNIV 100 relies on the broad support of university faculty and administrators to help new students successfully transition to college life at Radford University. Faculty instructors and peer instructors introduce students to the university culture and lingo, teach critical college success skills, and mentor students through the highs and lows of their first semester.

Hiring Process for Returning Instructors

Hiring decisions for returning instructors are based on employee classification, student feedback, peer instructor feedback, and availability.

  1. If your most recent semester teaching UNIV 100 was prior to Fall 2018, you might need to complete the steps for new instructors. Please contact HR for details on your particular situation.
  2. New Student and Family Programs will send your teaching assignment by May 2020 if we are able to offer you a section.
  3. Please fill out this availability survey to let us know you are still interested and what your schedule permits.

Hiring Process for New Instructors

Hiring decisions for new instructors are based on employee classification, qualifications as demonstrated through application materials, and availability. It can take up to a month and a half to process hiring paperwork, so we appreciate receiving your documents as early as possible.

  1. Apply for the position, Adjunct Faculty – UNIV 100/UNIV 150, on the Radford jobs site. If we have further questions, we might contact you for an informal interview. The application requires:
    1. Resume or CV
    2. Cover letter
    3. Transcripts (unofficial)
  2. Next, send HR official transcripts from all institutions from which you have earned degrees, including undergrad.
    Please send transcripts to:

    Department of Human Resources
    Radford University
    314B Tyler Avenue
    P.O. Box 6889
    Radford, VA  24142

  3. When you receive your hiring letter from HR, complete and return the indicated forms.
  4. Visit us in Whitt Hall 101 during normal business hours to complete I-9 forms and any additional required paperwork.
  5. New Student and Family Programs will send your teaching assignment by May 2020 if we are able to offer you a section.

Am I Eligible to Teach?

Policy Qualifications Personal Qualifications
  • I have a master’s degree or higher.

  • I have one of the following appointment types:
    • Adjunct faculty
    • A/P faculty
    • Classified exempt
    • T/R faculty
  • I have been a full-time employee at Radford University for at least one year.
  • I want to help new Radford University students successfully transition into college.

  • I have time to teach my class twice a week and meet with my peer instructor for an additional hour a week (at least).

  • I will mentor my peer instructor so that they can ultimately assume 60% of the class planning, teaching, and grading responsibilities for the class.

  • I can make this class my own within the main UNIV 100 curriculum.


Faculty instructors earn a stipend of $1,350 (taxed at the supplemental pay rate), which will be evenly disbursed from mid-September through the end of December. This compensation covers all teaching responsibilities for the fall semester as well as applicable spring and fall preparation.