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Faculty in Residence

Applications Due:
May 15, 2022


This is a call for applications for a Faculty in Residence appointment in the Office of Residential Experience in Student Affairs. The Faculty in Residence (FIR) program is currently soliciting applications for the following two positions:

Candidates who are currently employed as tenure or tenure-track members of the professorial faculty are invited to apply. Before applying, candidates are encouraged to review the FIR website for further details on expectations for the position.

Application Information

  • Eligibility
    FIRs must be employed as tenure or tenure-track members of the professorial faculty, and maintain good standing with Caltech throughout their term as FIR.

  • Selection Criteria
    Applications are evaluated according to a single criterion: Which applicants will be able to best advance the FIR program’s mission (i.e., to facilitate student-faculty interaction outside the classroom and laboratory, and to provide informal mentorship relationships to help students advance their education in science and engineering).

  • Selection Committee
    Applications are reviewed by the FIR selection Committee, which consists of the Head FIR, the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Residential Experience, and an Associate Undergraduate Dean.
    The FIR Selection Committee makes recommendations to the Vice President for Student Affairs, who makes final decisions.

  • Other
    The FIR program releases calls for applications for each specific open position. Calls-for-applications are advertised widely to all eligible faculty through the Provost Office.
    The program does not have a waiting list for future positions.

The FIR application will remain open until May 15, 2022.

Open House:
Monday, May 2 & Tuesday, May 3
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Avery House and Bechtel Residence
FIRs and their families will be in attendance to answer any questions.

Questions about the application process may be directed to fir-search@caltech.edu.

Instructions for Applicants

  1. Create an account.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. Upload your CV or Resume (pdf).

Note: Previous applicants do not need to reapply, and should send an email to fir-search@caltech.edu to inform the committee of their interest in the 2022 FIR open positions available.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The initial appointment for tenure-track positions is normally four years. Reappointment beyond the initial term is contingent upon successful review conducted prior to the commencement of the fourth year.

Caltech has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy effective October 15, 2021, requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees (with Institute-approved exemptions for religious or medical contraindications only). At present, an individual is deemed “fully vaccinated” when that person has received, at least 14 days prior, either the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). Upon eligibility, employees are required to receive the COVID-19 booster as part of the vaccine mandate. As a condition of employment, employees must submit official COVID-19 vaccine documentation. More information may be found here.