Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts/Post-doctoral Fellowship Program

Lilly Fellows Program in the Humanities and the Arts / Post-doctoral Fellowship Program

Deadline:  January 6

Lilly Fellows are appointed for two years at a rank equivalent to that of instructor.  The salary is $47,300 for the coming academic year, plus standard benefits, a moving allowance and an annual professional and travel allowance. Fellows are expected to be in local residence throughout the terms of their appointments.

These teaching Fellowships are open to new scholar-teachers interested in the relationship between Christianity and the academic vocation and seriously considering a career at a church-related college or university.  Research or dissertation topics are not restricted to religion.

Fellows will be recruited from the following disciplines: art and art history; creative writing; history; interdisciplinary studies; languages and literatures; music and music history; philosophy; religion; rhetoric; theater history and theater arts.

Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their interest in the goals of the Lilly Fellows Program and a sense of commitment to explore teaching and scholarship as a Christian vocation.

Application materials must include:

  • a curriculum vita, with educational degrees, teaching experience, and publications
  • a graduate transcript; or a dossier that includes a graduate transcript and may include general letters of recommendation
  • two letters of recommendation that should comment on the strength and character of the candidate’s commitment to an academic vocation and suitability for the Lilly Fellows Program
  • an essay or personal statement of not more than 1,000 words that discusses the sources of the candidate’s interest in this fellowship program

Finalists will be invited to Valparaiso University for extended interviews. Final selection of the Lilly Fellows is made by a Valparaiso University faculty committee that includes the Program Director. Three postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded.

All application materials should be directed to “The Selection Committee”. Documents may be sent separately or in one complete package. Facsimiles are acceptable as long as the original is mailed as well.

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(Updated 2.17.17)

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