Residential Postdoctoral Fellowship, Humanities and the Arts

Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University invites applications for the position of Lilly Postdoctoral Fellow, in the Christ College Honors College. Valparaiso University (“Valpo”), a community of learning grounded in the Lutheran tradition of scholarship, freedom, and faith, prepares students to lead and serve both church and society. Located one hour southeast of Chicago on a 310-acre campus, Valpo is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Valpo is consistently recognized as one of the best private universities in the Midwest and is located in Valparaiso, Indiana, a county seat of 30,000 residents with high quality schools and an active social community.

We offer up to two two-year residential postdoctoral teaching fellowships in all areas of the Humanities and the Arts for 2024-2026 for scholars seriously considering academic careers in church‑related institutions. Ph.D., D.M.A., D.F.A., M.F.A., or equivalent terminal degree must have been received no earlier than December 2022. Fellows will teach eight courses over a two‑year period, engage in scholarship or creative work, participate in a two‑year colloquium, work with a VU faculty mentor, and interact with representatives from a national network of church‑related institutions. Faculty privileges, $50,715 stipend per year plus benefits, professional fund. For more information and to apply via Interfolio, visit Application deadline: January 17, 2024.

As a campus with an increasingly diverse student body, we encourage applications from individuals with a commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented communities. In your cover letter, please include brief statements of (a) how you might contribute to the university’s distinctive mission, and (b) what experiences you have had which will enable you to mentor a diverse student body. Credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. Employment will require a satisfactory criminal background check.

Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to recruit persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support its diverse community.  Its entire EOE policy can be found at

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