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Faculty in Residence Program

A unique opportunity to live and interact with students in the residential community.
Accepting applications now for the 2018/19 Academic Year.


The Faculty in Residence Program provides a unique opportunity for faculty to interact in casual settings within the residence hall environment. These interactions provide learning and growing opportunities for students and faculty alike.

The Faculty in Residence Program enables the exchange of ideas, intellectual development, personal connections and shared experiences. Faculty will have the opportunity to participate in various events in the hall community, act as mentors and role models, assist students in accomplishing learning outcomes, and become a cherished part of the community.

 “Sharing my experience and knowledge has been a highlight of my time as NDSU's faculty in residence. But the amount of my own learning from students is something I didn’t expect. ”
Justin Wageman, Faculty in Residence


  • Live in the Mathew Living Learning Center and interact on a formal and informal basis
  • Provide ten student-contact hours per month (eating meals with students, attending in-hall events, organizing study groups and meetings, mentoring, office hours, etc.)
  • Attend MLLC student staff and/or hall government meetings
  • Design and implement one program per month



  • A two bedroom, one bath apartment which includes cable, utilities, telephone, internet, coinless in-hall laundry
  • A meal plan to utilize in any of the three on campus dining centers
  • Funding provided for monthly events 
  • Available parking near hall (permit required) 
  • Position is available for one academic year with the option to reapply for a second year



  • January: Open House for Faculty (additional information to come).
  • February 5: Deadline for Faculty in Residence applications to be submitted to Residence Life
  • March 5-9: Interviews with candidates
  • Mid-March: Offer extended to top candidate
  • March/April: Attend Resident Assistant orientation to meet the new RA team for the 2018-2019 academic year
  • July: Move in to Faculty in Residence Apartment prior to students transitioning back to campus
  • July: Training with Assistant Director for Residential Education and MLLC Hall Director



Q:        Where is the faculty apartment located?
A:        The faculty apartment is located in the Mathew Living Learning Center on the west side of the campus.

Q:        Who are the students who typically live in the MLLC?
A:         Students in the MLLC have lived on campus at least two semesters or are 20 years of age or older. 

Q:        What is the noise level of the Mathew Living Learning Center (MLLC)?
A:        The MLLC is one of the quietest living environments on campus.  The current FIR indicated their apartment in the MLLC was far quieter than any other apartment they lived in.

Q:        What is the cost of the apartment?
A:        The cost of the apartment is included in the benefits package. Cable, utilities, telephone, and coinless in-hall laundry is also included at no additional charge.

Q:        Where will I receive mail?
A:        Mail will be delivered to Mathew Living Learning Center East. A private mailbox with key access is provided.

Q:        Is parking available? If so, where is it and how much does it cost?
A:        The faculty member is requested to pay for his/her own parking fee; however, the fee covers the cost of parking in the lot directly east of the building.

Q:        Is there a shuttle/bus service on campus? How does it work?
A:        Yes. The Metropolitan Area Transit System, better known as "MAT", is the public transit system serving the cities of Fargo and Moorhead with limited service to West Fargo and Dilworth. For more information, visit the NDSU/MAT shuttle website here.

Q:        Is Ethernet connectivity available?
A:        Yes. This service is provided at no charge.

Q:        If I have a family, can they live with me in the residence hall?
A:        Yes.

Q:        Can I have pets if I am living in the residence hall?
A:        Freshwater fish in a 10 gallon or less tank are allowed.

Q:        What is the size of the apartment?
A:        2 bedroom, 1 bath, and limited furnishings provided upon request.

APPLICATION PROCESS - Due February 5, 2018
Click here for the application form. Please note, the following items should be submitted with the application:

  • A copy of your current curriculum vitae or résumé; 
  • Three letters of reference including one from a student, peer, and supervisor; 

    • A cover letter which addresses the following points:

      • Why are you interested in the Faculty in Residence position?
      •  The mission of the Department of Residence Life at NDSU is to provide students with a vibrant, healthy place to live and learn.  Please describe how you will use the Faculty in Residence position to promote the department mission.
      • What is your experience working with college students outside the classroom?
      • Please describe the special skills or qualities you will bring to this position. 

Submit completed applications to:
Carol Jergenson, Assistant Director for Residential Education
Department of Residence Life / North Dakota State University
Dept 3430 PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Or e-mail your application materials to




Justin Wageman
Associate Professor, School of Education
Faculty in Residence, Mathew Living Learning Center

Justin J. Wageman, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the School of Education at North Dakota State University. He currently directs a comprehensive research project for the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction that includes leading a state team in the building of a national digital library of assessments. Prior to this, he directed the North Dakota Curriculum Initiative, an organization that provided professional development statewide for over a decade. A former K-12 teacher in Spanish and ESL/EFL, Dr. Wageman collaborates with educators at all levels. His research and teaching interests include language methodology, classroom management, professional development, and assessment. Beyond academia, his primary interests are Spanish and skydiving. Fluent in Spanish, he is also a skydiving instructor, current president of Skydive Fargo, and a national competitor. 

Former faculty who acted as Faculty in Residence
2012-2015          Dr. Warren Christensen, Assistant Professor, Physics
2010-2012          Dr. Amy Ganguli, Assistant Professor, Range Science
2008-2010          Drs. Andrew and Miriam Mara, Associate Professors, English

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