Open house for faculty interested in residential colleges set for Oct. 12

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 Tuesday, Oct. 12. The event will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons dean’s residence, located at 1235 18th Ave. S.

At this information session, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Residential Faculty Vanessa Beasley and Melissa Gresalfi, dean of The Ingram Commons, will briefly overview the different roles, the significance of faculty engagement within the residential college system, and the application process. Time will be allotted for questions. Please RSVP to

The undergraduate residential experience is one of the four pillars central to Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan. The residential colleges system includes The Ingram Commons, E. Bronson Ingram College, Moore College, Warren College and Nicholas S. Zeppos College. The newest residential college, Rothschild College, is slated to open in fall 2022.

Residential faculty roles include faculty heads of house and/or college, with a rolling application process for openings as they arise. Faculty heads live in apartments located inside houses or colleges with their families.

Faculty interested in a faculty head position should complete the application at this link. As part of the application, you are asked to upload:

  1. a letter of your interest, including any relevant qualifications, experience or expertise; and
  2. a current CV.

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.

If you are interested in learning more about the residential college system but not yet ready to move onto campus, please consider a nonresidential opportunity, which includes serving as a faculty VUceptor—the application process for which opens in February 2022—or teaching a Commons Seminar.