Eligibility, Appointment, and Compensation

Lilly Fellows are appointed for two years at a rank equivalent to that of instructor. Starting salary for 2018-2020 will be $47,800 plus standard benefits, a moving allowance, and an annual professional and travel allowance.

Fellows are expected to be in residence throughout the two-year term of their appointments (summers excepted). Because of the importance of regular interaction with students and participation in the Christ College Honors College and Valparaiso University community, Fellows should reside within fifteen miles of the Valparaiso University campus; any departure from this expectation should be discussed with the Lilly Fellows Program Director prior to appointment.

During the fall semester of their first year of the Fellowship, Fellows will teach in the interdisciplinary Christ College Freshman Program.  For more information on the Christ College Freshman Program, click here.

Competition for Lilly Fellowships is open to persons interested in the relationship between Christianity and the academy and who desire a career at a church-related college or university. Research or dissertation topics are not restricted to religion.  The Lilly Fellows Program is fully ecumenical. For appointments beginning in the academic year 2018-2019 an applicant must have received the PhD, DMA, DFA, MFA, or equivalent terminal degree no earlier than December 2016. The degree must be completed by August 2018.

Fellows will be recruited from the following disciplines: art and art history; creative writing; classics; ethnic and multicultural studies; history; interdisciplinary studies; languages and literatures; music and music history; philosophy; religion and theology; rhetoric; theatre history and theatre arts, and women's and gender studies. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their interest in the aims of the Lilly Fellows Program, their desire and preparation to teach in the interdisciplinary Christ College Freshman Program, and commitment to explore teaching as a Christian vocation.

Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found here. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences. Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.

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Noteworthy News

Call for applications for Summer, 2018 Regional Collaboration in the Visual Arts

Call for applications for Summer, 2018 Regional Conference in the Visual Arts in China. Application Deadline is January 15, 2018.  For more information, click here.


Nominations for the 2018 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in the Performing Arts

The Lilly Fellows Program is now accepting nominations for the Arlin G. Meyer Prize in the Performing Arts.  Deadline is March 1, 2018. For more information, click here.


Announcing the Winner of the 2017 Lilly Fellows Program Book Award

Click Here to see the finalists and winner of the 2017 Lilly Fellows Program Book Award


2017 LFP National Conference

Registration is now closed for the 2017 LFP National Conference, October 27-29, 2017, at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.  For information about the conference, click here.


2017 Workshop for Senior Administrators

Registration is now closed for the annual Workshop for Senior Administrators, October 26-27, 2017, at Loyola Marymount University. For information about the Workshop, click here.


September LFP Update

The Current LFP Update for September, 2017 is now available. Click here.


Lilly Network of Church- Related Colleges and Universities

If you are interested in learning more about membership in the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, please contact us here.


Follow the Exiles from Eden Blog!

The LFP is now sponsoring a new blog, Exiles from Eden.  Go check it out!