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Scholar in Residence

The purpose of the Resident Scholars program is to increase the number of meaningful interactions students have with faculty or other scholars in the residential setting. Resident Scholars live among students in the residence halls and facilitate learning opportunities that foster a stronger connection and sense of belonging within the Carolina Community. Resident Scholars collaborate with students and staff in their assigned residential community to provide formal and informal programming on a variety of topics based on the Resident Scholars’ knowledge and experience. This program is one of many ways that Carolina Housing maintains its commitment to providing students with chances to enhance their overall university experience. The program has been running since fall 2011.

Who can become a Resident Scholar?

Resident Scholars must be a member of the University community or a guest of a university department. They must also have earned an advanced degree or be in process of earning advanced degree at UNC Chapel Hill. Resident Scholars should be dedicated to working with diverse student populations and understand the value of learning outside of the classroom. Becoming a Resident Scholar is based on the availability of space within the residence halls.

What does a Resident Scholar do?

Resident Scholars spend 20 hours per month interacting with their assigned community. Those interactions can include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitating at least one active program per month for residents
  • Attending and participating in programs sponsored by the Resident Advisors or Community Government for the residential community
  • Holding office hours or consultation sessions with residents
  • Meeting once a month with the Associate Director for Residential Learning who oversees the Resident Scholar program
  • Communicating regularly with leaders of the residential community such as the Community Director, Resident Advisors, and Community Government members

What benefits do Resident Scholars receive?

Carolina Housing provides each Resident Scholar an on-campus apartment with internet and basic utilities (water, electric). Space availability determines specifics of whether the apartment has 1 or 2 bedrooms or if it includes a washer and dryer in the unit. Resident Scholars are responsible for working with their academic department to secure a campus parking permit.

Are you currently accepting applications? What is the process?

We are fully staffed with Resident Scholars for the 2020-2021 academic year and are not currently accepting applications. We ask current Resident Scholars to indicate by the spring semester if they are interested in returning to the position for the following year. Vacancies are most likely to be posted in mid to late spring for the following academic year.

Contact information for Questions

Dr. Coop Roberts-Cooper

Associate Director for Residential Learning

coop@unc.edu

(919) 962-2063

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