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Resident Director Position (Graduate Level)


Salisbury University's mission is to cultivate and sustain a superior, student-centered learning community where students, faculty and staff are viewed as both teachers and learners, and where a commitment to excellence permeates all aspects of University life.  We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students and support them as they work together to reach to University's goals.  Serving Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region, we are concerned participants in responding to the educational, economic, cultural and social needs of our community and believe that service is a vital component of civic life.  Our highest purpose is to empower out students with the knowledge, skills and core values that contribute to life-long learning and active citizenship in a democratic society and interdependent world.


  • Create a living-learning environment conducive to sleep and study.
  • Participate in all building and area programming.
  • Provide availability to residents during daily office hours.
  • Add to a vibrant campus community.

Job Description

  • Oversee the residence hall community.
  • Supervise 4-12 undergraduate resident assistants.
  • Adjudicate disciplinary hearings.
  • Participate in departmental committees.
  • Assume on-call responsibilities for the campus.
  • Coordinate all aspects of building facility management.
  • Collaborate with Office of Student Activities, Organizations and Leadership for programs and services.


  • A fully furnished one-bedroom apartment within residence hall (Sample Photos).
  • Tuition waiver (up to 18 credits per year).
  • Meal plan during fall and spring semesters.
  • 10-month stipend.


  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Admission to a Salisbury University graduate program.
  • Residence life or student affairs experience recommended.

Selection Timeline

  • Résumé reviews will begin immediately and will continue until all positions are filled.
  • For those attending, we will be interviewing at the Mid-Atlantic Placement Conference (MAPC) on February 19-20, 2018.
  • Please send a cover letter, resume and three references by February 25, 2018:    
        Rebecca Stringham
        Area Director for Residence Life
        Office of Housing and Residence Life
        1101 Camden Avenue
        Salisbury, MD 21801
  • On campus interviews will commence in March.


Graduate Studies at SU

There are many reasons to choose Salisbury University for your graduate education. In its advanced courses, SU offers a rigorous program of graduate study that stresses inquiry, critical thinking, intellectual integrity and professional collaboration. The graduate curriculum is designed to assist our students in attaining greater mastery of their fields of specialization, to improve skills in pursuing independent study, and to increase professional knowledge and ability that will promote their careers and enhance satisfaction in their work. Our alumni go on to advanced positions in their chosen fields of specialization, confident in the solid academic preparation that comes with a graduate degree from SU. As a Maryland University of National Distinction, SU provides you with a wise choice in advancing your education. 

Programs of Study available to RDs:

  • Applied Biology (M.S.)
  • Applied Health Physiology (M.S.)
  • Business Administration (M.B.A)
  • Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution (M.A.)
  • Education (M.Ed.)
  • English (M.A.)
  • Geographic Information Systems Managements (M.S.)
  • History (M.A.)
  • Mathematics Education (M.S.M.E.)
  • Nursing (M.S.)

*We are not able to consider candidates for the M.A.T. or M.S.W. programs due to time constraints with this assistantship.

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