Application Procedures

 

Applications for the 2022-2024 Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships in Humanities and the Arts will be submitted through Interfolio. We will begin taking applications in late fall. Application materials must include:


  • A curriculum vitae, with educational degrees, teaching experience, and publications, submitted via Interfolio.
  • Transcripts (official or unofficial) from all graduate institutions attended, submitted via Interfolio.  Official transcripts will be required for applicants invited to the on-campus interview.
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted via Interfolio.
  • An application essay, submitted via Interfolio, of not more than 1,000 words that discusses the sources of the candidate's interest in this fellowship program, the candidate's preparation for and dedication to undergraduate teaching, and the candidate's immediate and long-range research interests.
  • A brief essay of about 200-300 words, submitted via Interfolio, that addresses the candidate's specific preparation for and interest in teaching in the interdisciplinary Christ College First Year Program
  • For applicants in studio art, music, or theater performance, portfolios, audio and/or video recordings and other forms of relevant documentation are welcome (electronic portfolios or links to websites are preferred). Artistic exhibition, public performance, or production involving undergraduate students may substitute for teaching, at the discretion of the program director.  Please email electronic portfolios or website links here or mail portfolios to: Lilly Fellows Program, Valparaiso University, Linwood House 1320 Chapel Drive South, Valparaiso, IN 46383.

Final selection of the Lilly Postdoctoral Fellows is made by a Valparaiso University faculty committee that includes the Program Director.

Finalists will be interviewed virtually in February and March, and, depending on travel restrictions, in person on March 24 and 25, 2022. Up to two postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded.

Look for advertisements for applications in late fall.

Applications are submitted through Interfolio.

For questions regarding application procedures, email us at: lillyfellows.program@valpo.edu or call at 219-464-5317.

Noteworthy News

September LFP Update

The Current LFP Update for September 2021 is now available. Click here.


Hope College Big Read

Call for Applications: Hope College is hosting a Network Exchange March 6-8, 2022 to showcase their annual month-long community-wide reading program. Click here for more information and how to apply.


Grove City College Hosts Regional Conference

Grove City College invites participants and presenters for a regional conference entitled "Christianity and Core Texts at Global/Cultural Crossroads." For more information, click here.


Announcing the winner of the 2021 LFP Book Award

We are pleased to announce that On Christian Teaching: Practicing Faith in the Classroom by David I. Smith has won the 2021 LFP Book Award. For more information and to see the five finalists, click here.


New edition of Leading Lives that Matter released

In their second edition of Leading Lives That Matter, editors Mark Schwehn and Dorothy Bass compile a wide range of texts—from ancient and contemporary literature, social commentary, and philosophy—related to questions of vital interest for those who are trying to decide what to do with their lives and what kind of human beings they hope to become. Leading Lives that Matter has been an important text in many of our fellowship and grant programs, and it contains excellent resources. Click here for more information and an excerpt.


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.