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Applications Being Accepted for Faculty Fellow Positions in the Residential Colleges; Info Session on October 9


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    Applications are being accepted for faculty fellow positions on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus. Reporting to the senior vice provost and dean of undergraduate education, the faculty fellow serves as a positive and visible member of a residential college.

    Faculty fellows are full-time faculty who affiliate with a specific residence hall but do not reside in it. The primary role of the faculty fellow is to serve as an academic advocate and mentor for undergraduate students in the hall with which the fellow is affiliated. Faculty fellows will work closely with Residential Faculty and Housing and Residential Life staff to increase faculty-student engagement in the residential college and contribute to the development of an intentional intellectual community in the residential colleges.

    An information session will be held Monday, October 9, at 12 p.m. in the Hecht Senior Residential Faculty apartment (Hecht Residential College #122).

    In general terms, the faculty fellow will be expected to:

    • Host no fewer than two Office Hours per week in the residential college or in the dining hall.
    • Become knowledgeable about the Cognate General Education program and the curricular frameworks and basic requirements of the University’s nine undergraduate schools and colleges.
    • Advise students about their selection of cognates and the academic options in the different schools and colleges
    • Host two dinners with students per semester in a residential faculty apartment
    • Maintain a regular but informal presence in the residence  hall
    • Attend some Tuesday evening residential college staff meetings and senior staff meetings as needed.
    • Make a time commitment of 3-4 hours per week during the academic year.
    • Participate in faculty training as provided.
    • Provide an annual report of activities in the Residential College.
    • Report to the faculty master of their affiliate Residential College

    Faculty fellows will be appointed for a one-year term, with the option of renewal. Their activities will be assessed at the end of the academic year. They will receive a $1,500 research stipend and a 5 meal-per-week meal plan.

    Qualifications: Full-time faculty member; undergraduate teaching responsibilities preferred. Candidates should have a minimum of two to three years of university teaching experience and demonstrated experience in academic advising and mentoring.

    Applicants should be student-centered, innovative, willing to collaborate with residence life staff, able to work with students and build sustainable links between curricular and co-curricular experiences, and have a knowledge and understanding of a large, urban research university.

    Candidates also should be familiar with the University of Miami’s residential college system, the educational mission of the University, the issues facing today’s college students, and be able to relate and communicate with college students. They should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with students and residential college staff.

    To Apply:

    1) Submit a resume/CV

    2) Submit a proposal no longer than three pages describing the following:

    1. a) strategies you would suggest to provide resident students with effective academic advising and academic mentoring;
    2. b) strategies you would suggest to create initiatives that have a defined educational purpose and that can achieve meaningful and assessable educational goals;
    3. c) how you would work effectively with other faculty in the residential colleges to improve student learning/academic success.

    Completed applications must be received by Monday, October 30, and sent electronically to the attention of Assistant Provost of Undergraduate Education Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado at mmaldonado@miami.edu.

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