Resident Faculty Job Opportunity

Be a Role Model and Mentor

The Resident Faculty play an integral role in helping residents grow and succeed academically. As members of the Residential Education team, Resident Faculty provide a connection between in-classroom and out-of-classroom learning.

Faculty members in the Resident Faculty program serve as liaisons between students and faculty, and promote the intellectual stimulation of students living on campus. Resident Faculty devote at least eight hours per week toward the goal of helping students bridge academic and residential aspects of the undergraduate experience. Resident Faculty also work closely with the Residential Education staff of Resident Assistants (RAs) and Resident Directors (RDs), to promote a culture of academic success, diversity, and community in the residence halls.

“Our job and privilege is to introduce students to the intellectual life of the Berkeley campus. We want them — each and all — to feel comfortable with us as faculty members and individuals who can provide guidance in their academic development and in their personal lives.”
— Professor Genaro Padilla, Professor and Chair of the English Department, as well as a longtime Resident Faculty member at Clark Kerr Campus.

Benefits and Eligibility

In addition to the satisfaction of serving as a role model and mentor to students, benefits of being a Resident Faculty include:

  • Furnished apartment in the residence hall
  • Meal plan
  • Office in the residence hall equipped with personal computer, printer, and other office amenities
  • Modest programming budget

An initial Resident Faculty appointment is for three years, with the option for one 3-year renewal up to a maximum of six years served.

Full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty are eligible to participate in the Resident Faculty program.

More detailed descriptions of benefits, eligibility, and program components, are in the job description.

Application Information

Applications are due by September 28, 2016, for full consideration. A cover letter stating the applicant's interest and qualifications for the position and full curriculum vitae are required.

The cover letter should include examples of the candidate’s experiences mentoring and advising students outside of the classroom and anticipated contributions to the residence hall community. Decisions are expected to be made by early November with a start date in January. Copies of the cover letter and full CV should be sent to Kawanna Leggett, director of Residential Education, at kleggett@berkeley.edu.

Read the job description.

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