Clark Honors College Virtual Faculty-in-Residence Award 2022


The Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon is offering a Virtual Faculty-in-Residence (FiR) Award to enhance course offerings in areas promoting equity and inclusion. This award will support a non-University of Oregon faculty member to teach one course in the CHC in either winter or spring term 2022. The course will be taught remotely. The proposed 400-level course can be offered twice a week or weekly. It can be a course the Virtual FiR has taught at their own institution, providing it addresses the theme described below, or a new course of the candidate’s devising (the UO is on a 10-week quarter system).

In addition to the course, the Virtual FiR will facilitate a one session interdisciplinary seminar for CHC core faculty members on a topic and readings from their area of specialization. The seminar may be virtual or in-person, depending on the awardee’s preference.

The award’s theme will rotate each year (depending on funding). For the inaugural year, the course should address the theme of Black experiences in the United States. We encourage applications from all disciplines, from courses that address health disparities and environmental justice, to histories of race and anti-Black racism, to courses on literature, media, digital culture and identity. We seek applicants who are able to contribute to the CHC curriculum through their understanding of the barriers facing Black people, as evidenced by life experiences and educational background. For example, successful applicants may have attended a minority serving institution; applicants may have training or experience enabling them to communicate about the barriers facing Black people; applicants may have participated in, or they may have experience supporting participants in, programs like Summer Research Opportunity Programs or McNair Scholars. Applicants may also have a record of service to advance equity and inclusion; or a record of leadership or significant experience teaching and mentoring Black students. Candidates must have PhD in hand at time of application. UO employees are not eligible to apply.

The award carries a $12,000 stipend.

To apply:

The Robert D. Clark Honors College is a liberal arts honors college within the University of Oregon. Founded in 1960, it is one of the oldest public university honors college in the United States. The College features a newly restructured curriculum that provides students a strong interdisciplinary foundation in the liberal arts, as well as a series of signature programs, including Calderwood Seminars in Public Writing, the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, and an Academic Residential Community. CHC courses are typically run as seminars and are writing-intensive. Courses are capped at 19 students, allowing for vibrant intellectual discussions and faculty-student interaction.

To apply, please send the following to Review will begin on August 1, 2021:

  • Short (500 word) letter of interest that addresses the contribution the proposed course could make to our curriculum (information about the CHC’s recently updated curriculum can be found here)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. evaluations, student feedback, peer reviews, syllabi)
  • Syllabus for the course to be taught that includes a course description, course objectives, and sample readings and assignments
  • One-paragraph (500 words or less) description of a one session seminar for CHC faculty members on a topic and readings from the awardee’s area of specialization
  • A description of experiences working at HBCUs or mentoring African American or Black students.

Questions can be addressed to Carol Stabile (, interim dean, Clark Honors College.

Application process:   

  • August 1, 2021:          Review of applications begins
  • September 1, 2021:     Review of candidates completed
  • October 1, 2021:         Applicants notified.