November 27, 2020

Residence Life Seeks Faculty-in-Residence for 2015-2016

The Office of Residence Life and Commuter Student Services seeks an energetic, student centered faculty member to serve as the Faculty-in-Residence (FiR) for the 2015-2016 academic year.

The Faculty-in-Residence is an integral component in the vision of creating a residential environment of freedom, responsibility and service for students to learn, grow and lead. The ideal candidate for this position has a strong interest in promoting the whole range of students’ personal, social and academic growth and actively embodies a student-centered, approachable, supportive faculty presence within the residential community.

The Faculty-in-Residence lives in an apartment in the residence hall and seeks to bridge any gaps that may exist between the classroom and residence hall experience by creating a seamless learning environment for residential students. In addition to living in UMW provided housing, the Faculty-in-Residence will interact with students within the residence halls and dining facilities, and during other planned activities to successfully perform the essential job duties of the position.

For more information please contact Bethany Friesner at 540-654-1058 or via email at bfriesne@umw.edu

Application Process:

To be considered for a Faculty-In-Residence position, candidates must submit the following to Bethany Friesner, Associate Director of Residence Life by Friday, April 3.

(1)   A curriculum vitae,

(2)   A letter of interest which details the following topics:

  1. The importance of student/faculty engagement in the residential community,
  2. How you as the Faculty-in-Residence will act as a liaison between the Office of Residence Life and the UMW faculty, and
  3. How the Faculty-in-Residence program will benefit UMW students, the university, and the greater UMW community.

Board of Visitors Announces Faculty Promotions, Tenures

At its April 19 meeting, the Board of Visitors granted final approval for promotion and/or tenure for the following faculty members.

“I am certain that you will join with me in congratulating them on reaching these important milestones in their academic careers,” said Ian D.C. Newbould, interim provost.

UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Promotion and Tenure

Laurie B. Abeel, Associate Professor in the Department of Foundations, Leadership, and Special Populations granted tenure.

Surupa Gupta, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor.

Jane L. Huffman, Associate Professor in the Department of Foundations, Leadership, and Special Populations granted tenure.

Rosemary K. Jesionowski, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor.

Emile J. Lester, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor.

Miriam N. Liss, promoted from Associate Professor of Psychology to the rank of Professor.

Jeffrey W. McClurken, promoted from Associate Professor of History to the rank of Professor.

Clarence W. Tweedy, Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor.

Ronald A. Zacharski, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor.

Xiaofeng Zhao, Assistant Professor in the College of Business granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor.