Anna Lou Schaberg Endowed Professor of Practice

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond County, VA
Closing date
Feb 3, 2023

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The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Education seeks applications for the Anna Lou Schaberg Endowed Professor of Practice, a 12-month term non-tenure track Open Rank position. At VCU, we believe different perspectives and expertise enhance possibilities and solutions. This philosophy drives our recruitment process, so we welcome applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, who will advance inclusive excellence to an already diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. The Anna Lou Schaberg Endowed Professor of Practice will possess expertise to provide professional instruction in a manner that brings distinction to the School of Education and to VCU, make a significant impact on P-12 instruction, and support new teacher induction through professional development and scholarship. This position will support the Department of Teaching and Learning's mission to provide effective evidence-based preparation of initial and continuing educators for P-12 schools with an aim on preparing teachers for success and impact in schools that reside in communities of poverty and those that serve historically marginalized and underserved populations. The position will provide expertise on the theory and implementation of pedagogical approaches, model pedagogical approaches, facilitate critical reflection on practice and demonstrate commitment to the success of all learners.

Position Description

Major responsibilities of the position will include the practice of teaching, engaging in service both within and outside the university, conducting School of Education, university, and public seminars in pedagogical issues, and performing other duties consistent with this definition. As a non-tenure term faculty member, research and scholarship is not a requirement but the ability to conduct work that is built on recent research and scholarship and contributing expertise to advancing scholarship is important for all faculty members. Significant contact with School of Education pre-service teachers and graduates is expected, as is the creation of a nucleus of engagement with practicing teachers, especially those in their first five years of teaching. As the Schaberg Professor of Practice, this faculty member will advance initiatives to support new teacher induction, particularly in our hardest to staff schools. Applicants with teaching and professional work experience with an emphasis on urban education and commitment to advancing access, equity, and quality education for learners from historically marginalized and underrepresented minority populations living in poverty and/or the educators that serve them are encouraged to apply. The candidate will be expected to carry a 2-2-1 teaching load.



* Earned doctorate in education or related field;
* A history of involvement with and sensitivity to underserved and underrepresented groups in K-12 settings;
* Significant post-doctoral experience in pedagogy and a distinguished record of achievement as a practitioner within the field;
* Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU;
* Demonstrates experience in advancing diversity, equity and inclusive excellence in previous roles and responsibilities;
* Practitioner and scholarly interests that are focused on pedagogical issues and approaches;
* Experience mentoring or supervising students in clinical settings; and


* Significant classroom experience, preferably in the areas of early childhood or elementary education;
* Teaching record in higher education, documented pedagogical service to schools; and
* Eligibility for licensure as classroom instructor in Virginia or another state.
* Experience securing and administering grant funds.

About VCU

Virginia Commonwealth University is a premier urban, public research university with a diverse student body and both research-intensive and community-engaged designations from the Carnegie Foundation. Located in historic Richmond, Virginia, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students on two campuses. Richmond is a vibrant, prosperous metropolitan area of approximately one million people within a short driving distance from Washington, D.C., Virginia Beach and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

About School of Education

The VCU School of Education aims to be the leader in urban education through leveraging existing resources and talents among our faculty, centers and institutes, and relationships with agencies in the community to expand innovation, excellence, and impact in schools, communities, families, and children. We prepare effective and highly skilled teachers, counselors, school administrators, higher education faculty, and other education professionals committed to addressing challenges in urban schools, communities, and families. Ranked as the #16 public graduate school of education by U.S. News & World Report, the VCU School of Education focuses its teaching, interdisciplinary research, and development efforts on issues of educational equity, social justice and the complexities of poverty that impact student learning and family engagement.

Application Process

To be considered for this position, application materials must be submitted online through Talent@VCU Recruiting website ( by the application deadline, and must include all of the following documents:

* A letter of application that addresses the applicant's qualifications, including teaching and leadership, based on position announcement and consideration of the goals and mission of Virginia Commonwealth University and the School of Education;
* A curriculum vitae
* Diversity Statement (Required for all Faculty)
* List of three professional references with contact information

Application materials must be uploaded to the VCU Recruiting Portal for review by the Search Committee. Questions may be directed to search committee chair, Dr. Katherine Dabney ( If selected as a finalist for the position, candidates must agree to current and prior employers being contacted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status.

Salary Range: $80,000 - $100,000

Position Type: Teaching & Research Faculty

Full time equivalent: 100

Tenure: Ineligible

Rank: Open

Months: 12

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Lanee Prentice

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