Department: Undergraduate Education and Student Success
Rank: No Rank
Annual Basis: 12 Month
Review of Applications Begins
February 15, 2021; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a current CV and a letter addressing the basis for your interest in the position and how your experience prepares you for this work.
The Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success and University Housing co-sponsor four Faculty-in-Residence (FIR) positions at the University of Oregon housed in the Global Scholars Hall, Kalapuya Ilihi, Justice Bean Hall and a new Residence Hall.
The new Residence Hall houses approximately 700 residents along with a Community Director, 15 Resident Assistants (RAs), and Faculty in Residence. The Community Director is a Masters-level professional who supervises the live in Resident Assistants and has primary responsibility for developing community and providing safety and security for the students.
The new Residence Hall incorporates a learning commons on the mezzanine level of the hall, comprising academic spaces for Academic Residential Communities (ARCs), Residential Communities (RCs), Faculty Fellows, and the FIR. The ARC spaces include faculty offices, multi-purpose teaching spaces, and study areas. The Learning Commons hosts one community kitchen. The new Residence Hall is home to the Women in Science and Math ARC; the Sustainable Communities & the Public Good ARC (sponsored by the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management); and the Industry, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Flight Path and Healthy Communities/Scientific Discovery and Sustainability Flight Paths RCs.
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 live-on requirement in fall 2017 signaled 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 Curriculum—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.
Faculty-in-Residence will agree to and follow the Live-in Staff-Faculty Housing Agreement and if applicable, the Live-In Staff and Faculty pet policy.
• Faculty appointment and academic department affiliation at the University of Oregon
• Confirmation of support from their Department Head and College Dean to apply for the position
• Experience and a record of success with undergraduate education and instruction
• Not have extended periods of planned leave (e.g. sabbaticals, visiting scholar/teaching positions at other institutions during the academic year)
• Demonstrated ability to work positively and effectively with diverse constituencies, including students, staff, and faculty from diverse groups
• Willingness to collaborate closely with Residence Life student and professional staff, including occasional weekend and evening commitments
• Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication
• 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
• Experience living or working 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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-346-5112.
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