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Faculty in Residence - UO Residence Hall

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Work type: Faculty - Other
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Education, Student Life/Services, Instruction, Planning/Project Management

Department: Undergraduate Studies & Housing
Rank: No Rank
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
June 24, 2018; open until filled

(Internal Only)

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit the following with your online application:

1. A current CV
2. A letter addressing the basis for your interest in the position and how your experience prepares you for this work.

Department Summary
The Division of Undergraduate Studies and University Housing co-sponsor three Faculty-in-Residence (FIR) positions at the University of Oregon housed in the Global Scholars Hall, Kalapuya Ilihi, and Bean Hall. The Global Scholars Hall (GSH) opened in fall 2012 and comprises approximately 450 beds, along with apartments for the Faculty-in-Residence and Residence Life Community Director. GSH hosts two ARCs --Robert D. Clark Honors College and Global Engagement (with students studying five languages clustered throughout the building - Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish) -- enrolling approximately 200 and 100 students respectively. The Center for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (CURE) and Office of Distinguished Scholarships have their primary office in GSH, which is shared with the Associated Students for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (ASURE). GSH also houses the Fresh Marketcafé with a range of dining options, a Housing Service Center, game room, two music practice rooms, and demonstration and community kitchens. The academic spaces integrated into the first floor encompass six classrooms (spanning in size from a 20-student seminar room to the "Great Room" with an elevated stage accommodating up to 200 people), as well as a learning commons with study rooms, computer stations, and collaboration space.

Position Summary
Faculty-in-Residence (FIR) at the University of Oregon help shape the intellectual life of the residence halls and expand the academic enterprise beyond the walls of the classroom. The institution’s adoption of a mandatory live-on policy in fall 2017 signals a recognition of the academic benefits of a residential campus, and FIR complement a network of academic partnership with University Housing including Academic Residential Communities (ARCs), Faculty Fellows, and Advisor Fellows. FIR amplify students’ social and academic transitions to a liberal arts and sciences research university through frequent, intensive, out-of-classroom interactions with faculty. FIR become integral members of the live-in Residence Life team comprising Community Directors, Program Coordinators and Resident Assistants, and contribute to the actualization of the Residential Learning Model (RLM)—the framework for facilitating resident and community development—in their particular Residence Hall. Ultimately, FIR design co-curricular plans for programs, events, and activities, which may articulate with their disciplinary expertise and personal interests, but generally appeal to all residents and offer broad-based academic support. University Housing will provide FIR with administrative support to enable them to focus their work on mentoring, advising, and engaging undergraduates.

Minimum Requirements
The Faculty-in-Residence must:
• have a faculty appointment and academic department affiliation at the University of Oregon;
• have experience and a record of success with undergraduate education and instruction;
• demonstrate experience with and commitment to global engagement;
• have demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication;
• be willing to collaborate closely with Residence Life student and professional staff; including occasional weekend and evening commitments;
• have demonstrated ability to work positively and effectively with diverse constituencies, including students, staff, and faculty from diverse groups;
• not have extended periods of planned leave (e.g. sabbaticals, visiting scholar/teaching positions at other institutions during the academic year); extended leave would include a term or longer, such as being away from Eugene and campus for the entirety of an academic term; this would not include short term absences with examples such as a conference, research trip or personal travel.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to faculty who have:
• experience working with undergraduate students in a residential setting, including Academic Residential Communities/Living Learning Programs, live-out Faculty Fellow positions, and live-in Faculty-in-Residence positions;
• lived or worked in a residence hall as an undergraduate or graduate student; or para-professional or professional staff;
• experience with planning, promoting, implementing, and assessing co-curricular, or out-of-class, programming, events, and activities;
• experience with academic advising and mentoring of first-year students.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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