Faculty-in-Residence (FIR)

UCLA Faculty in Residence are live-in professional faculty who provide formal and informal resident-faculty interactions through residential programming, classes, individual and small-group advising, and casual association. These interactions provide students with the ability to approach and relate to faculty members on a more personal level, learn about resources, and enhance their confidence and ability to interact with all faculty members. UCLA faculty members are integrated into the residential communities and work with student affairs staff and other faculty to facilitate student learning.

Faculty-in-Residence represent a diverse selection of faculty members representing a variety of disciplines from Computer Science and History to Theater and Bioengineering. Current FIRs teach in the College of Letters & Science, the School of Engineering, the School of Theater, Film and Television, the David Geffen School of Medicine, and the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

FIRs will gain the following skill sets and experiences from their role:

  • Collaborate with Resident Assistants (RA), Living Learning Communities (LLC), and other Residential Life staff in programing and events.
  • Teach Fiat Lux courses and engage in casual social and residential community events.
  • Flexibility to employ methods that compliment individual talents and interests that contribute to the general programmatic vision of the FIR Program Director, Resident Director, and Assistant Resident Director.
  • Participate in Monday night meetings with community staff members, monthly FIR meetings, 3-day fall training, and new student welcome.
  • Engage in networking opportunities with full-time seasoned Residential Life staff, faculty, and campus partners.


Competitive candidates will bring to UCLA a passion for working with students, a strong commitment to student development, and excitement for fostering community. Requirements include:

  • Full-time appointment at UCLA is required.
  • Interested in the committing to the Core 5 principals.
  • Regularly teaches undergraduate students is preferred.
  • Academic Senate Member is preferred.

Compensation and Benefits

Faculty-in-Residence are offered a 3 year appointment (subject to annual review), this appointment could be renewed up to two times.

  • Devote 12 hours/week to FIR program.
  • For self and/or family, unfurnished on-campus apartment (pet-friendly) with utilities and internet.
  • 10 meals/week meal plan provided when UCLA dining is in service.
  • Parking allotment, paid for by the FIR.

How to Apply

Hiring timeline for 2024-2025.

  • Thursday, February 15, 2024 - Application opens
  • Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 5:00PM - Information Session
  • Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - Application closes
  • Tuesday, April 16 - Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - First Round Interviews
  • Tuesday, April 30 - Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - Second Round Interviews
  • Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - Offers go out (All offers will be contingent on Fall 2024 residential population)

FIR Application

Below are some of the ways FIRs engage with students, staff, faculty, and the greater UCLA community.

2022-2023 Academic Year

2021-2022 Academic Year

2020-2021 Academic Year

2019-2020 Academic Year

2020 Fall Quarter


For additional information regarding the FIR position, please email FIRprogram@orl.ucla.edu.