Faculty Applications

The application for the 2017-2018 academic year is now closed.

Interested in applying to live at Telluride House as a faculty guest? We are always looking for faculty or visiting artists to live at the House for one semester or the entire academic year!


Dates and Deadlines

Friday, March 31, 2017 @ 4:00pm

About the Faculty Fellowship

Telluride House is a self-governing scholarship house for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Michigan, including selected visiting faculty at UM as a way to enrich its communal life. It is a lively democratic community dedicated to intellectual inquiry, self-governance, and public service. 

At the Telluride House, Faculty Fellows live in suites that can easily accommodate spouses and children. As part of their fellowship, Faculty Fellows are required to give one hour-long academic talk per semester on a subject in their field. In addition, Faculty Fellows are encouraged to involve themselves in the intellectual and collegial life of the House. Past Fellows have enjoyed informal dinner conversations with students, worked on public service projects with housemembers, and implemented interactive initiatives such as workshops, film series, and reading groups. 

For more information on the Telluride House, please visit the About Telluride House page. For more information on the Telluride Association, please visit the Telluride Association page or visit their site.

Application Process

The faculty fellowship application to Telluride House is a straightforward process. The first round consists of a short application and submission of a curriculum vitae and/or supplemental materials. Applicants selected for the second round will receive an interview, either in person at Telluride House in Ann Arbor or via telephone or Skype. 

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE

Inquiries

Please contact us for more information on the faculty application process. Email: mbta.apply@tellurideassociation.org

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Faculty Testimonials

Jesús de Felipe Redondo ’12-13

Jesús de Felipe Redondo ’12-13

My experience at the Telluride House has been one of the most rewarding of my life from a personal and a professional perspective. To begin, both house members and the administrative staff with whom I have had the opportunity of sharing my live during the last year have provided me with extremely interesting perspectives about their studies and projects, but also with their respect and love. I have felt fully integrated into a group of remarkable and energetic people in a democratic atmosphere of mutual respect, tolerance and learning. People who care about others, who have a social commitment to their society that make them grow as individuals. I believe I myself have benefited from this personal growth. Telluride House offers an extraordinarily stimulating environment for intellectual debate on the meaning of democracy in a culturally and politically diverse world. I consider myself a privileged person for having had this opportunity and I would recommend it to other faculty.
— Jesús de Felipe Redondo ’12-13
My time in Telluride House has exceeded all expectations, which were at no point low. That the house is such a success is no surprise once you meet the students. The house consists of a truly remarkable group of both scholars and citizens, all of whom I hold in the highest regard. They manage to create an intellectual and social community that never fails to be stimulating, and all aspects of my stay here have been delightful. Living at Telluride House will undoubtedly be amongst the fondest memories of my time in Ann Arbor.
— Matt Stover ’10-11
Norman Yoffee '09-11

Norman Yoffee '09-11

As a senior professor, four decades (give or take a few decades) older than my student house-mates in Telluride House, I hereby testify: Telluride students are serious students, smart and articulate, qualities that are selected for in the application process for residence in TH; they are also interesting people, having academic concentrations from many parts of the university community; and the house is amazingly quiet—I work in my suite, which is spacious and comfortable (two large rooms and a private bathroom). I have enjoyed living in TH for two Fall semesters as I transition to a different life away from Ann Arbor and U-M. I highly recommend the experience.
— Norman Yoffee ’09-11
Scott Kurashige, '09-10

Scott Kurashige, '09-10

I had a great year at Telluride. The intellectual exchanges I had with the students were some of the best I’ve had in 10 years as a professor at Michigan.
— Scott Kurashige ’09-10
The Michigan Telluride House community provides a supportive and rewarding environment for faculty fellows, living among students and sharing meals and conversation. The accommodations for faculty are clean and private within the larger student community. While faculty are encouraged to participate broadly in activities organized by the Telluride community, that does not mean that it is incompatible with teaching and research preparation at Telluride House. I found my experience to be quiet, respectful, engaging and enjoyable.
— Jamie Gillies ’09-11
I stayed at Telluride House in September/October 2010. I had a wonderful time. Everyone was welcoming: the students, the other faculty members (Matt and Norman), and the staff (including Shannon and Peg in the office, Jack in the kitchen, and Rick keeping everything going). I enjoyed spending time with the students, especially at meal time. I was supposed to engage students intellectually – to their benefit. The reverse happened – the students’ conversation was to my benefit. Such a stimulating group. The PubSpeaks were a delight.
— Jennifer Archer ’10