FIR, in addition to their academic department, meet regularly (individually and collectively) with Housing and Residence Life leadership while working closely with Residence Life professional, paraprofessional and student staff teams (Coordinator for Residence Life, Assistant Coordinator for Residence Life and Resident Advisors) to plan and host formal and informal programs, cultural excursions, and community events on or off-campus. Each experience offered through the FIR program promotes community building, career exploration, and practice in lifelong and seamless learning.
The Faculty-in-Residence (FIR) Program is a unique opportunity for the passionate professor, who desires to make the greatest impact on the present and future lives of UNCG students. This program is one of the signature experiences at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, which seeks to foster a community of care and facilitate an environment where learning and living are intertwined. The program intends to attract a dynamic faculty with diverse interests and afford them the opportunity to engage in the life of the undergraduate residential community.
Faculty-in-Residence (FIR) are faculty members from various academic disciplines who are committed to student learning beyond the traditional classroom environment and live on campus with their immediate family. A FIR can be a university appointed full-time faculty, lecturer, or visiting scholar at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. FIR interact and engage with students in the overall residential campus community.
Students living in these communities gain a “neighborhood professor” and have the opportunity to develop lasting and mentoring relationships with engaging faculty. To maximize the quality and quantity of faculty-student interaction, the FIR lives in an unfurnished rent and tax- free two-bedroom apartment which includes wireless internet and cable services offered by on campus living. In addition, there is a new Live-in Professional Staff Pet Policy. This is a two-year commitment in exchange for substantive participation in the life of the residential community.
Housing Benefits: The Faculty-in-Residence lives on campus in a designated residence hall in an unfurnished two-bedroom apartment (kitchen, washer/dryer included). Utilities, wireless internet, cable, are provided. The program does not cover moving costs, liability insurance for personal property, or telephone service.
Program Support: The FIR is provided a program budget per academic year. Use of these funds must follow Housing & Residence Life and all UNC Greensboro accounting procedures. These funds are available for programming purposes to facilitate contact with students and faculty. A meal voucher or covered expense may be provided by HRL per semester for FIR to eat with residents in the dining hall.
The application process consists of submitting the Faculty-in-Residence (FIR) Application Form, a Signed Letter of Support and a Curriculum Vitae. Please submit all application materials via the Microsoft Form. See below for the FIR application timeline:
A selection committee will review all applications, and finalists will be invited to the interview process. Final recommendations will be submitted to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and the Provost. A signed letter of support must be submitted from the applicant’s Dean or Department Head. Final decisions will be announced April 2024. Selected applicants, must be available for an introductory meeting before the conclusion of the spring 2024 semester. The start date for this position is approximately August 1, 2024 with a FIR on-boarding and orientation to begin shortly thereafter.
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