Adjunct Resources

Becoming a member of the Radford University Family

Adjunct Faculty can be ‘hired’ using a three-year appointment letter process for each department or program for which the adjunct is qualified.  This three-year appointment does not guarantee class assignments or salary.  Once classes are assigned to the adjunct, the respective academic term contract and agreement of payment amount is electronically issued. View Adjunct job postings.

Employee and Salary Resources

Adjuncts should not be assigned, overall, univeristy wide, more than a total of  29 hours workload per week, in a given academic year as they are considered part-time employees. If there is uncertainty that total course assignments may be inappropriate, please contact Human Resources for review of assignments already worked and planned assignments.

Adjunct Faculty Appointments, Assignments and Allowable Loads [PDF]

An Adjunct's performance should be evaluated on an annual basis. View the adjunct performance evaluation form [PDF].


Re-appointments can occur if there has been no break in the three-year appointment timeframe. The process is streamlined from the 'new' appointment process.

View the Re-Appointment Process [PDF].

Separation from Radford University Family

Once it has been determined that the adjunct will or must separate from the University and the three-year appointment, there are one of two processes that can accomplish this task. Adjuncts should notify or discuss with the respective department Chair of separation plans.

View the Adjunct Separation process [PDF].

Dates, Calendars and Handbook

Adjunct payroll dates generally follow the bi-weekly pay schedule that is determined by the Payroll department. Intersession assignments for Summer terms have a delayed pay schedule with payments beginning after July 1 of the respective term. View the pay schedule.

How Will An Adjunct Know If They Have A Class Assignment?

Department Chairs or Program Directors will discuss with the adjunct availability to teach prior to entering the assignment into the Radford University Banner modules.

Once the respective dean has approved the course assignment(s) and compensation entered into Self-Serve Banner Faculty and Load Compensation (FLAC) system, the adjunct will receive an email in their Radford University email account. When received, they should follow the instructions in order to acknowledge the term contract. Not completing this process will delay salary payments.

How to Acknowledge Class Assignment(s) [PDF].

Odds and Ends