Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in the Humanities, 2018-2020

Job description


Indiana Wesleyan University’s John Wesley Honors College (JWHC) invites applications for a postdoctoral teaching fellowship in the humanities and social sciences.  Scholars wishing to explore their academic vocation within the context of an intensive Christian liberal learning community are encouraged to apply.  Fellows receive two-year appointments in the JWHC with the possibility of re-appointment for a third year.

Interested candidates should send a CV and letter of interest to David Riggs, Dean of the John Wesley Honors College ([email protected]) by February 24, 2018. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated. One may find further information about IWU’s John Wesley Honors College at


  • Candidates for the 2018-2020 Fellowship must have received, or will receive, their PhD (or equivalent terminal degree) between January 1, 2015 and August 20, 2018. 
  • JWHC Postdoc Fellows are expected to be in residence for the duration of their appointments.


Applicants must have an active Christian faith, a commitment to serving in an intensive Christian community of liberal learning, and a self-reflective spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration. The successful candidate will devote his or her attention to the teaching and mentoring of honors students within the JWHC, but he or she may also have opportunities to teach courses in the CAS School of Theology and Ministry. JWHC Postdoctoral Fellows also receive research loading and funding to help them cultivate the habits and practices of scholarly inquiry and the development of a promising trajectory of research/publication.


According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • In light of curricular needs, special consideration will be given in the search to candidates specializing in theology or a related field.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. In addition, nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.

Indiana Wesleyan University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and maintaining a work environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination.  Accordingly, the University affords equal opportunity to all employees and prospective employees without regard to race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

These have access to all the rights, privileges, and programs generally made available to employees at the University.  It does not discriminate in the administration of its policies, programs, nor during any phase of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other compensation, and termination of employment.

As an educational institution operating under The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University reserves and exercises its privileges under applicable law to prefer employees on the basis of religion and who are best suited to its religious purpose.

Indiana Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer




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Posted: 1/31/2018
Application Due: 4/1/2018
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