North Campus Faculty-in-Residence, Low Rises 6 & 7


Dear Colleagues:

We are pleased to issue a call for nominations for the position of faculty-in-residence for Low Rises 6 & 7 on North Campus, appointment beginning August 2021.

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. 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 serve under the direction of the Office of the Provost, reporting 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 Low Rise 7. Cornell dining and parking privileges are provided to the faculty-in-residence and any immediate family members. The position also includes a salary supplement.

In addition to the faculty-in-residence position, we are conducting a search for a house professor-dean in William Keeton House on West Campus, which also begins summer 2021. While both the faculty-in-residence and house professor-dean positions are rooted in the mission of meaningful faculty engagement with students outside the classroom, the positions have significant differences in responsibilities and expectations, including time commitments, appointment terms, compensation, and eligibility requirements.

The two searches will be conducted independently. Faculty members may nominate themselves or colleagues, and individuals may be nominated for one or both positions, assuming they meet the eligibility requirements for the two positions. If you are nominating yourself, please provide a brief statement, by e-mail, explaining your interest. If you are nominating a colleague, please simply provide their name. Nominations should be sent to Stacy Kesselring,, by December 16, 2019.

For both searches, the application process will be managed in two stages. Nominations will be reviewed by members of the search committee, and those selected to move forward in the process will be asked to submit application materials by January 31, 2020. The full search committee will review applications and conduct interviews in February and March 2020. The incoming faculty-in-residence will have a full academic year to become acquainted with North Campus and the faculty-in-residence position.

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 or 254-3329. 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, and details for visiting North Campus 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, the faculty-in-residence position, or would like to attend a North Campus program, you are encouraged to contact Ethan Stephenson, Director of Faculty Living-Learning Programs,, or any of the current faculty-in-residence: