Faculty in Residence: Call for Applications

CHC Faculty-in-Residence Program

Application deadline January 9, 2023 — the application cycle for this academic year is closed.

The application cycle for 2024-25 will begin in the Fall of 2024.


For the full call for applications, please contact chcdeansoffice@uoregon.edu.


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

FiR appointments are for three-year terms and may be renewed. FiRs’ research homes remain in their departmental units. FiRs’ teaching load is four 4-credit CHC courses per academic year, they teach at every level of the CHC curriculum, serve on a maximum of 7 thesis committees per year as CHC representative, and serve as faculty advisor to approximately 50 students. The CHC has three professional advisors and undergraduate peer mentors who also provide advising support.


  • Tenure track faculty at UO
  • Hold terminal degree and significant teaching experience in their field (in rare cases, an experienced, outstanding teacher with significant teaching in an area of CHC need may be considered with a master’s-level degree)
  • 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 courses and pedagogical approaches that enhance strengths in these areas
  • 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 have 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 “FiR Application” in the subject line no later than January 9, 2023.

  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 ideas do you have for teaching in the CHC, especially lower division core courses?
    • The CHC’s 2022-23 equity, justice and inclusion plan is posted on our website. Please tell us how you could contribute to these plans.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Representative publication (no more than 5,000 word/20 pp. excerpt) or portfolio of select 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
      • 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 Faculty-in-Residence program and applications, please contact chcdeansoffice@uoregon.edu

Process: The CHC Faculty-in-Residence search 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.