Honors Faculty Fellows

Faculty fellows help to build community and inspire intellectual engagement through their teaching, academic program development, and individual mentoring of students.
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Honors Faculty Fellows contribute to the program in a number of additional, meaningful ways:

  • Attending recruitment events for prospective students and their families.
  • Reviewing applications for admission to the honors program.
  • Teaching a one-credit-hour first-year seminar each year for students new to the program. This seminar introduces students to the intellectual life of the university through a topic connected to the faculty member’s discipline and expertise.  
  • Leading projects to expand co-curricular learning opportunities for students.
  • Incorporating honors alumni into teaching and co-curricular activities.
  • Mentoring students who are University Scholars or part of other scholarship programs.
  • Mentoring students as they prepare for post-graduate opportunities.
  • Contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
  • Serving on award committees.  

Terms and compensation

Honors Faculty Fellows serve three-year terms with an option for renewal. Fellows should expect to commit 12 hours per month to the role with some variation depending on the time of year and program needs. As compensation, fellows receive $7,500 (gross) per academic year. Some additional funding exists to support professional development activities or course development opportunities connected to the fellow’s role in the honors program.


Honors Faculty Fellow positions are open to all faculty and full-time lecturers in all schools.  Applicants should hold some combination of the following experiences:

  • A commitment to fostering interdisciplinarity as well as deep learning in the major.
  • A record of teaching activities that advance equity and inclusion, as well as support social justice initiatives in the program.
  • A record of successful collaboration with faculty and staff on the delivery of academic experiences for students.
  • Previous involvement in the teaching or mentoring of honors students.


As appointments conclude, the program accepts fellowship applications — typically in the spring for fall consideration. Applicants submit a CV, a letter of interest (one-page limit), and a brief paragraph outlining one to two facets of the honors program they would like to learn more about.  

Please direct any questions to the director of the University Honors Program, Sarah Crawford-Parker.