Compensation and hiring

Compensation policies, practices and guidelines help determine pay and career development opportunities for the faculty and staff who support Virginia Commonwealth University’s teaching, research, patient care and public service activities. As a public research university, VCU uses compensation models that are unique to these diverse groups of faculty and staff.

In support of these efforts, we can provide consultation to managers and supervisors on the following compensation models and related payment issues.

  • University and Academic Professionals
  • Classified employees
  • Faculty
  • Hourly/wage employees
  • Student workers
  • Summer workers
  • Rewards and recognition 
  • Payment methods for employees and non-employees  
  • VCU on call rates 
  • Shift differential rates 

VCU’s selection process includes the following steps:

  • Evaluate need
  • Identify criteria
  • Review compensation
  • Post job and advertise
  • Screen applications
  • Interview applicants
  • Evaluate and make selection
  • Check references
  • Offer the job