Loyola University Chicago

Residence Life

Faculty in Residence

The Faculty in Residence (FIR) program is a great way for Loyola to show a commitment to students extending beyond the classroom, and gives faculty a platform to further develop student connections. Residence Life is currently seeking our first Faculty in Residence for the 2020-2021 academic year.  In order to be considered for this position, candidates must have a faculty appointment at LUC. Please download the position description for more details.

If you or someone you know is interested in serving as a FIR, please pass on this information.

Applicants will be ask to provide the following to Tim Martin, Assistant Director of Residence Life at tmartin3@luc.edu

  • A cover letter addressing the following points:
    • Why you are interested in the Faculty in Residence position
    • How you would use the Faculty in Residence position to:
      • Support residents’ academic succes
      • Promote social justice and Jesuit values among residents
      • Foster student development and growth
      • Create a sense of community among Residents, the Department of Residence Life professional and student staff, and other campus partners
  • Current resume/CV

The FIR will:

  • Oversee the implementation and evaluation of educational opportunities in the residence halls, including support/resources for events, the residential curriculum, learning communities, and academic support initiatives
  • Participate actively in the life of the community and maintain a visible presence through formal and informal interactions with residents, Residence Life staff, and student leaders
  • Serve as a resource to students and student groups in the community, which may include cooperation with schools or university offices, especially in Student Development
  • Promote student engagement with the University as a whole and encourage attendance at academic, cultural, and athletic events on campus and beyond
  • Live on campus in a furnished 3 bedroom apartment in our newest residence hall

As the FIR you can engage with residents through:

  • Presenting or discussing personal interests or research
  • Sharing a meal in the dining hall or designated event space
  • Attending campus or residence hall events
  • Taking off-campus trips with students to Chicago landmarks and events

Educational Priority Statement

The Department of Residence Life enhances the Loyola Experience by preparing our residents to live extraordinary lives, guided by Jesuit values. By engaging in the residential experience at Loyola, students will learn how to engage with community, develop independence, foster academic success, and "set the world on fire".

The Residential Curriculum puts learning at the forefront of the residential experience at Loyola University Chicago. By living in the residence halls, students will have the opportunity to learn important skills and knowledge that enhance their experience at Loyola. As a Faculty in Residence you will be an even bigger part of their transformative years here by extending their academic engagement to the place where they live. 

For any additional Questions, see below, or email Tim Martin at tmartin3@luc.edu

The FIR will live in our newly constructed Francis hall, opening in August 2020 near the corner of Winthrop and Sheridan.

First floor furnished apartment with three bedrooms, living room and full kitchen. In-unit laundry and utilities included. There will also be two entrances to the apartment (public entrance through the residence hall front desk, as well as private entrance directly into the apartment from an outdoor terrace area). Additionally, the FiR will have first reservation rights of the Multi-Purpose Room adjacent to their apartment

One domesticated animal is allowed (dog, cat, fish). Purebred dogs and mixed breeds may be approved through the Associate Director of Housing Operations. All breeds are not to exceed the small range of weight or 40 pounds. Domesticated cats will be permitted. There is no restriction on cat breeds. All license and vaccinations are required, as well as liability insurance. Pets are only allowed in the apartment, not in offices or around the building.


Overnight parking is available on campus with a permit that can be purchased from the university.

Yes, with the meal allowance you will be able to join students for meals in any of our 3 dining halls or quick service options across campus.

The residence life staff will work the FIR to plan fun and exciting events for student engagement and can provide recommendations for other activities on campus and in the city. Additionally, there will be programming funds available to provide the students with the most beneficial experiences possible.