At VCU, we pride ourselves on having knowledgeable, approachable faculty, who put students first. Much like our students, our faculty think beyond disciplinary boundaries, and work together to explore ideas, create questions and seek solutions.

Likewise, the university’s emphasis on discovery and innovation creates an entrepreneurial spirit on campus, embodied by our tagline, “Make it real.” This mindset saw VCU awarded more than $270 million in sponsored research funding and over 150 patents in the last year alone.

Finally, the lively and welcoming city of Richmond provides the ideal backdrop for VCU's faculty. Rich in culture and history, the city becomes a living laboratory, where you and your students can tackle problems directly affecting our local communities and see the impact of your work first-hand.


As an NSF ADVANCE institution, VCU is committed to faculty diversity across various intersecting identities in STEM fields and beyond. The ADVANCE-VCU program works to increase the recruitment, retention and advancement of STEM women faculty by initiating structural and cultural change. Learn more about the ADVANCE-VCU initiative »

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