North Campus Faculty-in-Residence, Clara Dickson Hall

Dear Colleagues:

We are pleased to issue a call for applications for the position of faculty-in-residence for Clara Dickson Hall on North Campus, which includes the Multicultural Living Learning Unit (McLLU). As this is an unanticipated opening, our timeline has been compressed. Ideally, the chosen candidate would begin their appointment in August 2021; however, the appointment could be postponed until January 2022.

Understanding that the first-year experience is pivotal to students' overall academic satisfaction and success, and that students establish patterns in their first year, the North Campus living-learning community plays a central role in this transition to Cornell. Faculty-in-residence help to create a shared experience in a supportive and inclusive environment that fosters academic and intellectual learning, personal development, holistic well-being, and a sense of belonging and connectedness.

Faculty-in-residence provide opportunities for residents to engage with faculty members over meals and through intellectually and culturally rich programming. Faculty-in-residence also select and work with faculty and community fellows who participate in or develop their own programming and dine with students. Given current circumstances, the mode of these interactions will be dependent on the state of the pandemic and university guidance and rules regarding in-person contact.

Each of the first-year residential communities includes a residence hall director (RHD) and undergraduate resident advisors (RAs). The RHD oversees the residence hall and is responsible for the health and well-being of the residents, including responding to any individual student issues. The RHD and RAs support the faculty-in-residence by collaborating on programs and providing logistical and organizational support for events.

The position of faculty-in-residence is available to tenured faculty, clinical professors, and senior lecturers. Faculty-in-residence report to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and work closely with members of Student and Campus Life.

Faculty-in-residence appointments are for an initial four-year term with a possible renewal for one additional two-year term. The faculty-in-residence lives with any immediate family members in a two-bedroom apartment in Dickson Hall. As part of the North Campus Residential Expansion, the incoming faculty-in-residence for this position will transition from Dickson Hall to a three-bedroom, two-bath apartment in the newly constructed first-year residence hall in the summer of 2023. Cornell dining and parking privileges are provided to the faculty-in-residence and any immediate family members. The position also includes a salary supplement.

Application materials are due by March 29, 2021, and should be submitted electronically to Stacy Kesselring, Please review the list of required application materials and the Faculty-in-Residence Position Description for more information. The search committee will review applications and conduct interviews in April 2021.

We encourage interested faculty to talk with Ethan Stephenson, Director of Faculty Living-Learning Programs, to learn more about the position. He may be reached at Faculty members are also invited to contact any of the current faculty-in-residence for more information. Names and contact information for faculty-in-residence appear below. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Best regards,

Michael I. Kotlikoff, V.M.D., Ph.D.

Lisa H. Nishii, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Contact Information

If you have questions about the search or the faculty-in-residence position, you are encouraged to contact Ethan Stephenson, Director of Faculty Living-Learning Programs,, or any of the current faculty-in-residence: