Faculty Affiliation Program

The Knight Campus already has established a host of programming open to the UO community and the general UO community will be able to take advantage of a world-class facility once opened in late Spring 2020. The goal of the Faculty Affiliation Program is to create deeper faculty engagement and build on the impact of Knight Campus programs and opportunities for collaboration. The Knight Campus (KC) community is made up of many people with a variety of interests and strengths of affiliation to the KC. We offer two distinct memberships for UO faculty whose primary appointment is outside the Knight Campus.

KC Associates are tenure-related faculty and faculty in the research professor classification with primary appointments outside the Knight Campus who are integrally involved with Knight Campus activities and programs.

KC Affiliates are UO faculty of all ranks with a primary appointment outside of the Knight Campus who conduct research or teaching related to focus areas within the Knight Campus and would like to be kept abreast of activities and programs offered by the Knight Campus.

Why Apply?

Associate affiliation reflects a desire to actively engage as an individual and as a research group in the mission and vision of the Knight Campus by participating in programs, workshops, discussion groups, research projects and other activities. Engagement as an Associate provides among other things access to select Knight Campus programming such as the Undergraduate Scholars program and future seed funding opportunities, invitations to professional development programs and recognition on the Knight Campus website. See Benefits and Responsibilities chart.

Affiliates receive directed communication that engages them in the community life of the Knight Campus including invitations to seminars and workshops and select professional development activities. See Benefits and Responsibilities chart.

Benefits and Responsibilities of Affiliation


A goal of the affiliation program is to provide a platform for University of Oregon faculty who have research and academic interests that align with the mission and goals of the Knight Campus to substantively engage with the researchers and programming of the Knight Campus. The program welcomes applications from University of Oregon tenure related and career non-tenure track faculty to both affiliated and associate memberships.


KC Associate proposals are reviewed twice per year. Appointment to and continued membership in the Knight Campus are subject to the approval of the Knight Campus Faculty leadership. Appointments are for three years and renewable based upon accomplishments as well as commitment to contributing to the KC mission and research focal areas:

Mission: Science Advancing Society

Research Focal Areas:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials for Biological Applications
  • Precision Medicine Technologies
  • Predicting Complex Biological Systems
  • Synthetic Biology/Molecular Engineering

Knight Campus Affiliate proposals are reviewed quarterly. Appointments are for three years and renewable based on the affiliates' desire to remain affiliated. Affiliates must update their professional information at time of renewal. 

The deadline for Associate and Affiliate proposals is February 8, 2021, at 5:00pm.