Faculty-in-Residence Program

The Faculty-in-Residence program is sponsored by the Office of Residence Life and the Office of Housing and Dining. The program houses professors in residence halls to encourage interactions between faculty members and undergraduate students beyond the classroom and laboratory. The Faculty-in-Residence serves as a mentor, advisor, advocate, and facilitator to lead the development of an academic focus for a residential community in partnership with the Residence Life staff.

Faculty-in-Residence Michelle Papakie hanging out with her hallmatesFor more information about this position, please see the Faculty-in-Residence position description (pdf).


The Faculty-in-Residence position must meet the below minimum qualifications:

  • Be a tenured or tenure-track faculty member at IUP
  • Commit to serve in this role for AY 2020-21
  • Successfully pass a background check
  • Able to live in an on-campus housing provided by the Office of Residence Life


Expectations for the Faculty-in-Residence include:

  • Be present in the community
  • Build relationships with students to become a role model and academic mentor to those who seek such relationships
  • Create academic environment supported by the residence life staff to promote holistic learning
  • Serve as a resource to the residence life team
  • Other administrative responsibilities


In return for the Faculty-in-Residence service, the Office of Residence Life will provide the following:

  • Live-in accommodations (two-bedroom suite, including all utilities)
  • Access to cooking facilities, or a meal plan to be used in the residential dining facilities
  • Allocated programming funds as available
  • Office space
  • Permissive pet policy
  • Family members of Faculty-in-Residence to include partner and minor child(ren) are welcome in the community as space allows


To apply for the Faculty-in-Residence position, interested faculty members should submit the following documents to Li Teng, the assistant director for Living-Learning, via email through the contact information listed below. Priority deadline for application is May 10, 2020. Applications received by this date are given first consideration. The positions will remain open until filled.

For more information or questions, please contact Li Teng, assistant director for Living-Learning, at TENG@iup.edu or at 724-357-1010. For specific information on the Office of Residence Life at IUP, visit the Office of Residence Life website.