Open house for faculty interested in Residential Colleges Dec. 2

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Residential Faculty Vanessa Beasley (Vanderbilt University)

Faculty who would like to learn more about serving in residential or programmatic roles within the university’s residential college system are invited to an open house on Monday, Dec. 2. The event will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the dean’s residence, located at 1235 18th Ave. S., on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.

At this information session, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Residential Faculty Vanessa Beasley will make a brief presentation outlining the different roles, the significance of faculty engagement within the residential college system and the application process. Time will be allotted for questions, and light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to

The undergraduate residential experience is one of the four pillars central to the Academic Strategic Plan. Residential colleges—currently The Ingram Commons, E. Bronson Ingram, Moore and Warren colleges along with three new colleges that will comprise the West End Neighborhood—are a critical element in extending the student learning experience beyond the classroom. The Nicholas S. Zeppos College is slated to open in 2020.

Residential faculty roles include faculty heads of house and/or college, with a rolling application process for openings as they arise. Nonresidential opportunities include serving as faculty VUceptors—application process opens in January 2020—and teaching Commons Seminars.

Faculty interested in a faculty head position should submit the following to Vice Provost Vanessa Beasley at

  1. A letter of your interest, including any relevant qualifications, experience or expertise;
  2. A current CV;
  3. An indication of your academic dean’s approval for your service in this role (e.g., an attached letter or email).

For the residential faculty positions, a list of interested faculty will be maintained on an ongoing basis. Faculty will be contacted and interviewed through an expedited process as new opportunities emerge; thus there is no set deadline for applications. Letters of interest will remain active and on file for five years.