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Become a Resident Fellow

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We invite you to seriously consider life as a Resident Fellow or to share this information with others in the Stanford community who you believe can make our undergraduate residences vital, intellectual communities where learning and reflection are a part of everyday life.

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The Process

Appointments to Resident Fellow positions are made by the Assistant Vice Provost for Residential Education. Residential Education is keenly aware that we are selecting Resident Fellows who can best serve particular residential communities. While the appointment process depends on vacancies, we intentionally create space for relationship building in our process, so when vacancies become available, placement may be more immediate.  Interest forms are received on a rolling basis throughout the year. Typically, the process begins in late summer or early autumn when most interest forms are reviewed. However, vacancies can arise throughout the year, and appointments can occur at any point depending on need.

Complete the Resident Fellow Interest Form


While senior administrative staff are eligible to serve as Resident Fellows, there is a strong preference to place tenured faculty members in the Resident Fellow role. Faculty currently in the process of seeking tenure are not eligible for the Resident Fellow role. To be considered for a Resident Fellow position, you must be employed by the university; meaning, employment must be at least 50% FTE and not within the first year of employment at Stanford. For couples interested in the Resident Fellow role, at least one person must be employed by the university. For more information about the Resident Fellow program and the appointment process, please contact Associate Dean for Resident Fellow Engagement Dr. Julia Lyu Mears.