Faculty Fellows: Call for Applications

CHC Faculty Fellows Program 2025

Due Monday, January 6, 2025

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The CHC seeks tenured faculty to apply to become CHC Faculty Fellows. The CHC Faculty Fellows program (formerly the CHC faculty-in-residence program) attracts highly motivated and skilled teachers and scholars to work together in the Robert D. Clark Honors College. Honors college classes are discussion-based, with small groups of 15-19 highly motivated students with strong academic skills. The CHC’s small class sizes and curriculum lend themselves to experiments in pedagogy. The CHC serves students from every school and college, and our classes encourage interdisciplinarity while cultivating critical and creative thinking, writing, reading, and communication skills.  

CHC Faculty Fellows are members of the College’s interdisciplinary core faculty, where they work collaboratively with CHC career faculty. Focused on student success, the CHC provides support for teaching innovation, through CHC Teaching Innovation grants and CHC teaching circles, as well as opportunities to teach core courses through the lens of individual faculty members’ disciplinary expertise and interests.CHC Faculty Fellow appointments are for three-year terms and may be renewed. CHC Faculty Fellows’ research homes remain in their home units, while for the duration of their CHC appointment, their teaching and service transfer to the CHC. CHC Faculty Fellows teach four 4-credit CHC courses per academic year at every level of the curriculum, serve on a maximum of 7 thesis committees per year as CHC representative, and serve as faculty advisor to 20-30 students. The CHC has three professional advisors and undergraduate peer mentors who also provide advising support.  


  • Tenured faculty at UO, who have significant teaching experience in their field
  • Demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching, defined by the Teaching Engagement Program and the Provost’s Teaching Academy as inclusive, engaged, and research-led—both inflected by UO’s research mission and connected to research on how people learn 
  • Contribute to CHC goals of building an inclusive and diverse community by contributing diverse courses and pedagogical approaches 
  • Demonstrate excellence in scholarship following disciplinary unit standards and policies 
  • Show a record of service to both the UO and the applicant's current unit as well as to their profession. More senior applicants should demonstrate substantial and broadly applied service as well as leadership experience 
  • Design and teach courses that are both appealing and accessible to Honors College students in a liberal arts context from a broad range of majors 


  • Evidence of interdisciplinarity and/or experience teaching to a range of different majors 
  • Experience with undergraduate research advising, mentoring, thesis committee service, and/or teaching research skills 
  • Experience teaching or serving on thesis committees in the CHC or analogous experience elsewhere 
  • Undergraduate curriculum advising and/or design experience 
  • Contribute to the disciplinary diversity of the Honors College 


To apply, please send the following to chcdeansoffice@uoregon.edu with “CHC Faculty Fellow Application” in the subject line by Monday, January 6, 2025. 

  1. Letter of interest (no more than 2 pp.) that addresses the following: 
    • Why do you want to teach in the Clark Honors College? 
    • What has been your previous experience with the CHC or CHC students? 
    • What ideas do you have for teaching in the CHC, especially lower division core courses?  
    • Please tell us how you could contribute to equity and inclusion in the CHC. 
  2. Curriculum vitae 
  3. Representative publication (no more than 5,000 word/20 pp. excerpt) or portfolio of selected creative work 
  4. Evidence of teaching excellence, e.g.: 
    • peer reviews of teaching,  
    • teaching statement (from reviews)  
    • representative syllabi 
    • evidence of incorporating high-impact practices in your pedagogy and professional profile, e.g.:  
      • assigning collaborative projects 
      • leading study abroad experiences 
      • community-engaged teaching
      • writing-intensive teaching 
      • engaging with students around research projects and practices
      • innovation via Williams Foundation Grants and other awards

Note: there is no need to include UO course evaluations, student experience surveys, or instructor reflections in your materials as the CHC will generate a report that summarizes these materials.  

For questions about the CHC Faculty Fellow program and applications, please contact chcdeansoffice@uoregon.edu

PROCESS: The CHC Faculty Fellow Personnel committee will review applications. Finalists will be invited to give presentations to CHC faculty, staff, and students. 

CONFIDENTIALITY: Applications will be treated as confidential until finalists reach the presentation stage.