Faculty Fellows

2019-2020 Faculty Fellow Position Description

Faculty Fellows (FF) are dedicated faculty members who create meaningful connections with students outside the classroom primarily in campus housing. Each FF dedicates approximately 25 hours during each semester to designing opportunities to interact with campus residents in an informal atmosphere and implementing those efforts. Each FF works with 1-3 resident assistant(s), Resident Director, and Faculty in Residence to become part of the community through one-on-one interaction and group social and educational events that enhance the sense of community and student experience. FFs will be provided training prior to campus opening in August as well as continual support throughout the year. FFs DO NOT live on campus. INTERESTED? If you would like to apply for a Faculty Fellow position, please complete the interest form found here.

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$1,500 stipend for the academic year ($750 per semester – fall and spring) to be paid in a one-time payment each semester. Appointed term is August 1, 2019 – May 15, 2018; stipend will be prorated if a FF resigns before completing their term.

Expectations of Faculty Fellows

FFs have the freedom and flexibility to work with their assigned resident assistant(s), Resident Director, and Faculty in Residence to design and carry out activities that meet the needs of the residents of their communities. Each FF is expected to dedicate approximately 25 hours per semester on the following items:

  • Attend FF session during August Resident Assistant training
  • Attend Housing Move-in Day and some Crimson Kick-off events to create relationships with residents
  • Attend FF training and 2-3 check-in meetings with the Associate Director or delegate per semester
  • Participate in FF events such as Dine with Faculty and Outplay Your Professor
  • Establish meaningful relationships with residents of Housing and Residential Life
  • Be an advocate, resource, and ear for residents
  • Assist residents in achieving academic success
  • Represent NMSU, Department/College, and Housing and Residential Life in a positive manner
  • Communicate twice per month with their assigned Resident Assistant (RA) and Resident Director (RD) in person, by phone/email, or by attending staff meetings regarding planning and relationship building
  • Share ideas/resources with other Faculty Fellows in person and via the Faculty Fellows Canvas course
  • Document activities and communication by submitting a monthly check-in report using the online form
  • Serve as a mandatory reporter for any concerning student behavior
  • Communicate with Resident Director and Associate Director of Residential Education regularly regarding community progress

Plan to attend (subject to changes or additions):

Date Time Activity
August 2 10:00 FF Training and Resident Director meet & greet
August 12 10:30 Fall Resident Assistant training session and lunch
August 16 & 17 9:00-5:00 Move-in Day for first-year residence halls (presence preferred August 16)
August 18 9:00-5:00 Move-in Day for apartments
September 27 2:00-3:30 Early fall check-in meeting
November 15 2:00-3:30 Late fall check-in meeting
Week of January 13 TBA Spring Resident Assistant training session
February 28 2:00-3:30 Early spring check-in meeting
April 17 2:00-3:30 Late spring check-in meeting


If you are interested in learning more about the Faculty Fellows position, you can view the full job description here or contact Michelle Bernstein at 575-646-5590 or michbern@nmsu.edu. If you would like to apply for a Faculty Fellow position, please complete the interest form found here.



Michelle Bernstein
Associate Director of Residential Education