Faculty-in-Residence Program

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Call for Applications

The Meijer Honors College welcomes applications from tenured GVSU faculty to become Faculty-in-Residence in Honors for a period of three or four years, with the possibility of renewal.

Faculty-in-Residence teach at least half-time in Honors and are assigned an office in the Niemeyer building, if available. Service is performed predominately in Honors; while the Honors appointment is in effect, the faculty member should have limited responsibility in their home unit. The appointment in Honors is written into the annual faculty workload plan and approved by the home unit. Departments are asked to commit to recognizing the service and teaching that the faculty member contributed to Honors when the member returns back to the department.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exceptional teaching, including a record of using active-learning techniques
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion and equity
  • Commitment to the Honors College mission and values
  • Collegiality and commitment to working collaboratively outside the classroom
  • Interest in team-teaching and interdisciplinarity
  • Active scholarship, including research with undergraduates
  • Outstanding advising

Service in the Honors College is primarily student-oriented. Honors faculty are expected to engage in a range of service activities supporting and mentoring students, from recruitment through graduation.

Application/Search Process: Applicants for Faculty-in-Residence in Honors are asked to submit a CV along with a letter of interest which addresses the qualifications. Short-listed candidates may also be asked to provide student evaluations from at least two recent semesters, and two letters of recommendation—one from a unit head and one from a peer or a student—which address the qualifications. 

The Honors Faculty Council (HFC) reviews all applications and coordinates the interview process. A team from HFC will interview each candidate, and there may be separate interviews by the director, the chair, and the dean of the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies. HFC members may visit a class or two taught by the candidate and perhaps interview students. The committee will make recommendations to the dean, who will make the final decision and issue a contract or memorandum of agreement.


Page last modified February 11, 2021