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Faculty-in-Residence

Interested in becoming
a faculty-in-residence?
Campus Living & Learning loves to hear from faculty who are interested in investing in the lives of students by living on campus!

For more information, please contact Ms. Terri Garrett, Associate Director for Academic Initiatives, Campus Living & Learning, at Terri_Garrett@baylor.edu or 254/710-6650.


PURPOSE

The heart of the Baylor experience is developed on-campus in the union of shared experiences and relationships. In keeping with Pro Futuris, Baylor University seeks to continue to increase the percentage of undergraduates who live on campus and also enhance quality residential environments. Central to this effort is the goal of Campus Living & Learning (CL&L) to further enhance engagement between students and faculty. The Faculty-in-Residence (FIR) program at Baylor University exists to assist CL&L with fostering and shaping the social, cultural, educational, and spiritual life within Baylor's residential communities. As such, FIR work collaboratively with CL&L leadership and residence hall staff to nurture a heightened sense of community that fosters academic excellence, promotes faculty-student interaction, and enriches the student living experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Community Involvement and Student Interaction: The FIR will be known as an active member of their assigned residential community. In collaboration with hall staff, the FIR will develop a specific plan for serving as a resource for students living within the community. The FIR will utilize community development techniques, relationship building skills, and a positive attitude to get to know the residents of the assigned residential community.
  2. Cooperation and Collaboration with Campus Living & Learning: Positive relationships, frequent communication among the FIR and the hall staff, and close collaboration between academic partners and student leadership are essential for the success of the FIR. To achieve these ends, the FIR is expected to meet regularly (weekly either formally or informally) with the Residence Hall Director and Resident Chaplain. FIRs are also expected to interact frequently with Community Leaders. Although the role does not include enforcement of residential policies, the FIR will serve as a role model by supporting residence hall policies and the staff members who are responsible for enforcing them.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPECTATIONS

  • Faculty with tenured, tenure-track, or senior lecturer status.
  • Able and available to interact on a positive basis with students and staff in a university residential setting.
  • Committed to the development of an educational residential community and environment.
  • Knowledgeable of general academic requirements, procedures, and campus resources.
  • A role model for adhering to all university and Campus Living & Learning policies and procedures. FIR and their family members and guests are required to adhere to university and housing policies and procedures.
  • A demonstrated Christian faith.

COMPENSATION

This 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. Utilities, local telephone service, basic internet and cable TV service, and FIR parking in close proximity of the assigned residence will be provided for the faculty member (and spouse, if applicable). The FIR apartment will serve as the primary residence, and as such, the FIR should fully reside on campus. A budget of $2,000 is provided for the academic year for programming purposes in order to facilitate interaction between residents and faculty. A partial meal plan is provided for the FIR which includes 11 meals per week while classes are in session, along with 30 guest passes to encourage sharing meals with students and guests. Small dogs (under 40 pounds) are allowed within the Campus Living & Learning pet policy. No cats are allowed.

CURRENT FACULTY-IN-RESIDENCE

Dr. Todd Buras

Dr. Todd Buras, Associate Professir, Philosophy and Undergraduate Program Director - Alexander and Memorial Halls, Honors Residential College Faculty Master

Dr. Robert Creech

Dr. Robert Creech, Professor, Christian Ministries, Truett Seminary and Director of Pastoral Ministries - North Village, University House Faculty-In-Residence

Mr. Brian Elliott

Mr. Brian Elliott, Senior Lecturer, Film & Digital Media - North Village, Texana House Faculty-in-Residence, Entrepreneurship and Outdoor Adventure Living-Learning Centers

Dr. Jennifer Good

Dr. Jennifer Good, Associate Professor, Modern Foreign Languages (German) - Brooks Flats Residential Community, Global Community, Entrepreneurship, and Outdoor Adventure LLCs

Dr. Ian Gravagne

Dr. Ian Gravagne, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering - Teal Residential College Faculty Master

Dr. Jim Marcum

Dr. Jim Marcum, Professor, Philosophy and Director of Medical Humanities Program - Earle Hall Faculty-In-Residence, Science & Health Living-Learning Center

Dr. Carson Mencken

Dr. Carson Mencken, Professor, Sociology - University Parks Residential Community co-Faculty-in-Residence, Transfer Year Experience Living-Learning Center

Mrs. Kimberly Mencken

Mrs. Kimberly Mencken, Senior Lecturer, Economics - University Parks Residential Community co-Faculty-in-Residence, Transfer Year Experience Living-Learning Center

Mr. Steven Pounders

Mr. Steven Pounders, Associate Professor, Theatre Arts - North Village, Heritage House Faculty-in-Residence, Fine Arts Living-Learning Center

Dr. Jeff Petersen

Dr. Jeff Petersen, Associate Professor, Health, Human Performance & Recreation - Kokernot hall Faculty-in-Residence

Dr. Rishi Sriram

Dr. Rishi Sriram, Assistant Professor, Educational Administration and Program Coordinator of Higher Education & Student Affairs - Brooks Residential College Faculty Master

Dr. Jonathan Tran

Dr. Jonathan Tran, Associate Professor, Religion - Allen and Dawson Halls Faculty-in-Residence, Leadership Living-Learning Center

Dr. Mona Choucair

Dr. Mona Choucair, Senior Lecturer, School of Education and English - South Russell Faculty-in-Residence