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Faculty In Residence

Overview of Faculty-in-Residence (FIR) Program

Student and faculty interaction outside of formal classroom space is essential in creating vibrant educational environments on a university campus. When these interactions occur in residence halls, campus centers, and other non-classroom areas, students are able to bridge the gap between their in-class and out-of-class experiences (Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005). Faculty-in- Residence will play a large role in creating these experiences, through intentional programming, mentoring and advising. Student-faculty interactions beyond the classroom experience have significant effects on multiple student outcomes, including academic achievement, personal and intellectual development, persistence, and degree attainment (Kuh, Kinzie, Schuh, Whitt, & Associates, 2005; Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005)


Interested in being a Faculty in Residence(FIR)?

For any faculty interested in being the Faculty in Residence, the following two documents will give you the overview of the position and what would be expected of you as a Faculty in Residence.

Overview of the Faculty In Residence position (PDF) - this PDF document will give you a complete overview of the position along with the qualifications, benefits, and term and condition of appointment.

Faculty In Residence job description (PDF) - this PDF document will illustrate all the aspects of the Faculty In Residence Position along with outling the position responsibilities.


Would you like to apply for the Faculty in Residence position?

After reading all of the information above, you are contemplainting applying for the FIR position. Please download the following FIR application, complete it, and submit all information to the Director of Residential Life and Housing at atirsch@pace.edu. All application materials will need to be received by March 14th at the close of the business day.

Faculty in Residence Application (DOCX)


The Faculty-in-Residence Program

Strengthening Intellectual Capital in the Residence Halls

“Acting as the Faculty in Residence has allowed me the chance to break down the wall between students and teacher. Without the formalities and time constraints of a traditional classroom, I have been afforded the opportunity to foster some truly dynamic relationships with our students, both socially and academically.”

-Dr. Robert Mundy, FIR Alumni Hall

Program Overview

Students and faculty interaction outside of classroom space is essential in creating vibrant educational environments on a university campus. When these interactions occur in residence halls, campus centers, and other non-academic areas, students are better able to bridge the gap between their classroom and out of classroom experiences. The Faculty in Residence program is a unique opportunity to play a vital role in the development of our upper class students’ experience at the university. Through hosting programs, facilitating educational conversations, and taking part in overall academic initiatives, the FIR will truly influence the intellectual culture of our university.

Submitting Your Application

To apply, submit a complete application packet to the Director of Residential Life, Alerie Tirsch. A complete application packet should consist of the following:

  • Statement of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of recommendation and support from the dean of your school or college.

If you have questions about the FIR program or questions about the process, please email Alerie Tirsch.