PURPOSECampus Living & Learning seeks to create a “truly residential campus” that provides desirable residential communities for at least 50 percent of Baylor undergraduates and that includes ample opportunity to engage with faculty beyond the classroom. The Faculty in Residence/Faculty Master position (hereafter referred to as FIR) at Baylor University exists to assist CL&L with fostering and shaping the social, cultural, and educational life within Baylor’s residential communities. As such, the FIR works collaboratively with his/her Residence Hall Director (RHD) and with CL&L leadership to nurture a heightened sense of community that fosters academic excellence, promotes faculty-student interaction, and enriches the student living experience.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPECTATIONSA Baylor University faculty member (tenured, tenure-track, or senior lecturer) who is extraordinarily collaborative and enjoys a high level of engagement with undergraduate students.
COMPENSATIONThis is a ten-month, year-to-year appointment (August-May) with an annual evaluation each April. The FIR is provided year-round accommodation in an apartment within the assigned residence hall and a partial meal plan for the fall and spring semesters. The FIR apartment will serve as the primary residence, and as such, the FIR should fully reside on campus. The faculty member is encouraged to discuss with his or her department chair whether a one course per year reduction in teaching load is appropriate. A budget of $2,000 is provided for the academic year for programming purposes in order to facilitate interaction between residents and faculty. Recommendations for FIR placement are based on successful candidacy, apartment size, family size, and residential community compatibility.
CONTACTFor more information, please contact Terri Garrett, Associate Director for Academic Initiatives, Campus Living & Learning, at Terri_Garrett@baylor.edu or 254/710-6650.