FiR Call for Submissions, AY22-23

CHC Faculty-in-Residence

The CHC seeks tenured and tenure-track faculty and career instructors 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.  

Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching and be able to contribute to CHC goals of building an inclusive and diverse community. The CHC expects that FiRs will show a clear record of service and that they understand and have an affinity for the liberal arts.

FiR appointments are for five-year terms and may be renewed. FiRs’ research homes remain in their departmental units. FiR will contribute more than 50% of their teaching, advising, and service to the CHC. Teaching loads vary, depending on the home unit’s base load and whether the FiR is TTF or a career instructor. Service assignments vary as well, depending on faculty member rank, commitments to their home department, CHC needs, and faculty interests. The percentage of FTE is determined in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and the relevant school or college. FiR appointments are for five years. It is expected that FiRs will teach at every level of the curriculum, serve on 5-7 thesis committees per year, and serve as faculty advisor to approximately 50 students for TTF and 70 students for career instructors. The CHC has three professional advisors and peer mentors who also provide support. New Faculty-in-Residence may start in Fall 2022 or Winter 2023. 

Applications are due Friday of Week 3 during fall (Oct 15) and spring (Apr 15) terms.

To apply, please send the following to chcdeansoffice@uoregon.edu

For Career Instructor Applicants:

  1. Letter of interest that addresses the following:
  • Why do you want to teach in the Clark Honors College?
  • What courses would you like to teach in the CHC that aren’t possible to teach in your home department?
  • The CHC’s 2021-22 equity, justice and inclusion plan is posted on our website. Please tell us how you could help the CHC move forward with its goals concerning equity and inclusion.
  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Evidence of teaching excellence, e.g. (peer reviews of teaching, teaching statement, representative syllabi, evidence of incorporating high-impact practices in your pedagogy and professional profile

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 TTF Applicants:

  1. Letter of interest that addresses the following:
  • Why do you want to teach in the Clark Honors College?
  • What courses would you like to teach in the CHC that are not possible to teach in your home department?
  • The CHC’s 2021-22 equity, justice and inclusion plan is posted on our website. Please tell us how you could help the CHC move forward with its goals concerning equity and inclusion.
  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Evidence of teaching excellence, e.g. (peer reviews of teaching, teaching statement, representative syllabi, evidence of incorporating high-impact practices in your pedagogy and professional profile
  3. Representative publication (no more than 5,000 word/20 pp. excerpt) or portfolio

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.

Questions about the Faculty-in-Residence program and applications may be directed to Interim Dean Carol Stabile, at cstabile@uoregon.edu or Associate Dean for Faculty Carol Paty at cpaty@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.


Minimum Qualifications (Career Instructors):

  • 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
  • Contribute to CHC goals of building an inclusive and diverse community by contributing courses and pedagogical approaches that enhances and strengthens these areas
  • Contribute to the disciplinary diversity of the Honors College
  • Show a clear record of service to the UO and the applicant's home unit. More senior applicants should demonstrate substantial and broadly applied service as well as leadership experience. If a unit restricts service for career faculty, candidates should note that in their application.
  • Have an understanding of and affinity for the liberal arts and have the potential to design and teach courses that are both appealing and accessible to Honors College students from a broad range of majors.

Preferred:

  • Show evidence of interdisciplinarity and/or experience teaching to a range of different majors
  • Have experience with undergraduate research advising, mentoring, thesis committee service, and/or teaching research skills
  • Have undergraduate curriculum advising and/or design experience

Please be aware that holding a tenured or tenure-track position is considered a preferred qualification for the applicant pool as a whole.

Minimum Qualifications (TTF):

  • 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. TTF research excellence will typically be measured by a significant publication record and evidence of impact; progress and trajectory; meeting disciplinary standards of the field; continuing scholarly activity nationally and internationally; and promise of future productivity
  • Contribute to the disciplinary diversity of the Honors College
  • Show a clear record of substantive 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.
  • Have an understanding of and affinity for the liberal arts and have the potential to design and teach courses that are both appealing and accessible to Honors College students from a broad range of majors.

Preferred:

  • Are tenured or tenure-related
  • Show evidence of interdisciplinarity and/or experience teaching to a range of different majors
  • Have experience with undergraduate research advising, mentoring, thesis committee service, and/or teaching research skills
  • Have undergraduate curriculum advising and/or design experience

Submission materials:

  1. Letter of interest that addresses the following:
  • Why do you want to join the Clark Honors College?
  • What courses would you like to teach in the CHC that aren’t possible to teach in your home department?
  • The CHC’s 2021-22 equity, justice, and inclusion plan is posted on our website. Please tell us how you could help the CHC move forward on its goals concerning equity and inclusion.
  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Evidence of teaching excellence, e.g.:
  • peer reviews of teaching,
  • teaching statement (from reviews)
  • representative syllabi
  • evidence of incorporating high-impact practices in their 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
  1. Representative publication (no more than 5,000 word/20 pp. excerpt) or portfolio (for TTF applicants only)

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.

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.