Senior Fellow/Faculty Steward/Faculty-in-Residence

University of Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus

Job posting number: #7127410 (Ref:if112326)

Posted: March 6, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Residential Colleges Senior Fellow/Faculty Steward/Faculty-in-Residence (FIR) program has had positive impacts at enhancing student/faculty relations by offering faculty members, and their families, a fully furnished apartment in Dunham College. By shifting interaction and offering opportunities within a common living/learning environment, the Residential Colleges Senior Fellow/Faculty Steward/Faculty-in- Residence program helps to counteract social and intellectual isolation for the hall’s residents.

Senior Fellow/Faculty Steward/Faculty-in-Residence Responsibilities:


  • Support the academic mission of the University of Oklahoma
  • Lead in shaping the intellectual life of residents
  • Promote inclusive communities wherein students of all backgrounds feel comfortable Encourage broad (insert SA pillars for curriculum)
  • Serve as a mentor for residents
  • Refer residents for help with academic and personal concerns when appropriate


  • Attend move-ins, programs, and/or student functions each semester as appropriate
  • Minimum of one meeting each week with the Academic and Community Coordinator(s)
  • Have one meal each week with College Council Executive Leadership Team in Residential College Dining Hall
  • Coordinate with Residential College staff to plan events as outlined in the “Programming” section of this document.
  • Get to know the Residential College residents
  • Responsibilities will not include acting in loco parentis or as an authority figure, police officer, disciplinarian, or Resident Assistant
  • Solicit and participate in the selection of Faculty Fellows Expectations


  • Offer 3 educational programs each semester, and at least one large event at the FIR apartment each month. It is anticipated that the Senior Fellow/Faculty Steward/Faculty-in-Residence will exceed the minimum programming requirements each semester. Events may include co- sponsoring/hosting guest speakers, faculty colleagues, etc.
  • Facilitate and lead faculty programming provided by Senior Fellow/Faculty Steward/Faculty-In-Residence and the Faculty Fellows. Faculty Fellows expected to offer one educational and social program per semester

Other Areas of Responsibility 

  • Event Scheduling-work with the Residential College Team to ensure space is available and set-up is requested
  • Monitor the FIR and Faculty Fellow budgets

Terms of Contract

The Senior Fellow/Faculty Steward/Faculty-in-Residence position is a 5-year commitment as follows:

  • Year 1: Incoming Faculty in Residence- Elect (not in residence);
  • Years 2-4: Faculty in Residence (in residence);
  • Year 5: Faculty in Residence Mentor 


We encourage you to consult your financial adviser before you join the FIR program regarding the taxability of benefits. In addition, Payroll and Employee Services at (405) 325-2961 is an excellent resource regarding specific questions on monthly amounts that may be withdrawn for tax purposes.

BENEFIT                                                                      TAXABILITY

Meal Plan Provided.                                                    Non-Taxable for Participant Taxable for Other Family                                                                                                Members

Furnished Apartment                                                  Non-Taxable

Parking Permits (2) Visitor parking permits (2)        Taxable if Purchased by University

Basic Cable Service (Add service is paid by you.)  Taxable if Monthly Charges are paid by University

All Utilities Paid                                                            Non-Taxable

Local Telephone Service                                             Non-Taxable

Internet Hookup                                                           Non-Taxable

Internet Service                                                           Taxable if Ethernet Card is Purchased by University

Programming Budget of $5,000 (annual)                  Non-Taxable Need Documentation for Each Program


  • Full-time Instructional Faculty Status or equivalent as determined by the Provost
  • Approval from Dean or Equivalent 
  • Prior experience engaging students outside of the classroom 
  • Demonstrated interest in the undergraduate residential educational experience 
  • Knowledgeable of general academic requirements, procedures, and campus resources

Qualified individuals may submit application materials online. Application materials should include a Letter of Interest, current Curriculum Vita (CV) and/or Resume and 3 references.

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Job posting number:#7127410 (Ref:if112326)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of Oklahoma
United States
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