Faculty in Residence Program

A unique opportunity to live and interact with students in the residential community.

Seeking inquiries and applications for the 2020-2021 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.

The Faculty in Residence Program fosters 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, School of Education, past Faculty in Residence

Community Seeking Faculty in Residence

Mathew Living Learning Center

  • Upper division students, typically Juniors and Seniors
  • Students have private rooms either in 4 bedroom apartment style spaces or studios
  • Eight Resident Assistants build community in the hall
  • Interact on a formal and informal basis
  • Provide mentorship and role modeling for students
  • Provide ten student-contact hours per month (examples for engaging may include: eating meals with students, attending in-hall events, organizing study groups and meetings, mentoring, office hours, etc.)
  • Connect with student leadership within the community
  • Design and implement one event per month
  • Interactions may be adapted to adhere to CDC guidelines. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Interact with students in a residential setting
  • Develop relationships with students and enhance networking across disciplines with students
  • A two-bedroom, one bath apartment which includes cable, utilities, telephone, internet, coinless in-hall laundry
  • Dining center meals to be utilized in any of the three on campus dining centers
  • Funding for monthly community events
  • Available parking near hall (permit required)
Apply by June 15, 2020

Application Form 

The following items should be submitted with the application:

  • Copy of your current vitae or resume
  • Letter of support from NDSU department chair
  • Letter of recommendation from a student 
  • Letter of recommendation from a peer
  • Cover letter addressing your interest in the Faculty in Residence role. 

The interview process will take place at the end of June 2020.

Current Faculty in Residence

Ethan Boldt
Assistant Professor, NDSU Department of Political Science and Public Policy
2019/2020 Faculty in Residence - Cater Hall

"As an incoming faculty member, I see this as an opportunity to be a friend to the students of NDSU and promote student success beyond the classroom. I have fond memories of my time in on-campus living during my undergraduate years and am hoping to pay them forward!" Ethan Boldt


Former Faculty in Residence

2019-2020          Dr. Ryan Kota, Assistant Professor, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences 
2018                   Dr. Gina Aalgaard Kelly, Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
2015-2018          Dr. Justin Wageman, Associate Professor, School of Education
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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