I think I can teach.  How do I qualify? 

Although your innate ability to teach may be a good base skill, there are a number of
qualifications necessary to teach in higher education and, in particular, at VIU.

The Basics
  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Have authorization to work in the United States
  • Be proficient in English (multiple language capacity is an asset)
  • Hold a Ph.D. in a relevant concentration (for graduate courses)
  • Hold a Master’s Degree in a relevant concentration (for undergraduate courses only)
Be 60 Miles Away

The Washington, DC area is one of the most congested traffic areas in the United States.  Our classes and our students are a priority, and we only seek to employ instructors who are able to consistently and confidently get to the University on time for classes.

Previous Experience Teaching in Higher Education

We aim to offer our students exceptional instruction delivered by highly qualified and experienced instructors.  Having previous experience teaching at the higher education level is a priority and prior experience as a department chair will catch our attention.

A Love of Culture

Imagine meeting students from all over the world when you have a passion for different cultures and meeting new people.  Our student body is as diverse as they come, so having a passion for teaching in a multi-cultural environment is a must.


Due to the percentage of international students at our University, scheduling can change at a moment’s notice.  We are seeking instructors who are flexible and can teach with short notice, handle changes to their course schedule, and are willing to take on low enrollment courses and/or independent studies.

The Desire to Be Part of a Team

As a small university, VIU staff and faculty are basically family.  All employees at the University must have a wilingness to work collaboratively in a team environment.


Are you ready to join our team?