The Honors Residential Commons is led by a faculty “principal” who lives in the residence hall and works closely with student affairs staff, some of whom also live on site. The live-in residence life staff oversees building operations, including staff supervision, facilities management, and student conduct matters. Along with the student affairs staff, the faculty principal also works in concert with University Honors. The faculty principal for the Honors Residential Commons (and family, including pets, if relevant), lives in the specially designed apartment within East Ambler Johnston.

Learn more about the Honors Residential Commons by contacting Paul Knox, director of University Honors,, 540-231-1695 or Frank Shushok, Ph.D., Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs;, 540-231-8604.

Honors Residential Commons Faculty Principal Position Description (pdf)

For this endeavor, a tenured or tenure-track faculty member of Virginia Tech who is extraordinarily collaborative and enjoys a high level of engagement with students is sought. This is a nine month, live-in, year-to-year appointment with an annual evaluation each April. The aspiration term is for three years, renewable once for a maximum of six years. The principal is provided a $9,000 administrative stipend ($3,000 with negotiated three months summer work), an apartment and partial dining plan. A one course per year reduction is recommended with the support of one’s dean and department head. An annual programming budget is also provided. The principal is expected to use the partial dining plan to meet the job responsibilities of the principal position.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and letters of support from your department head and a student along with the names and contact information for three references by Friday, October 21 2016 to:

Frances B. Keene
Chief of Operations
Deputy to the Senior Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
144 J New Hall West
190 West Campus Drive