Eligibility, Appointment, and Compensation

 

Lilly Fellows are appointed for two years at a rank equivalent to that of instructor. Starting salary for 2022-2024 will be $48,300 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 First Year Program.  For more information on the Christ College First Year 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 2022-2023 an applicant must have received the PhD, DMA, DFA, MFA, or equivalent terminal degree no earlier than December 2020. The degree must be completed by August 2022.

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 First Year 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.

We will begin accepting applications in late fall, 2021.
For Application Procedures, click here

Noteworthy News

September LFP Update

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


2021 Workshop for Senior Administrators

Registration is now closed for the 21st Annual Workshop for Senior Administrators. We hope to see you at Boston College Oct 7-8, 2021. Click here for more information.


2021 National Conference

Registration now closed for the 31st annual LFP National Conference, "Science, Faith, and the Common Good." We hope to see you at Boston College on October 8-10, 2021. Click here for more information.


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 2020 Arlin G. Meyer Prize

We are pleased to announce that Stephen Heyde of Baylor University has won the 2020 Arlin G. Meyer Prize in the Performing Arts for Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 2. For more information and to hear the piece performed, please see our official announcement.


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.