The Villanova Department of Humanities seeks applicants for a
Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship in the Augustinian Intellectual
Tradition, starting in the Fall Semester 2022. This is a one-year
fellowship renewable for up to two years, for a total of 3 years.
As part of an innovative curriculum, seminars in the
interdisciplinary Humanities major guide highly motivated
undergraduates through significant questions about human life in a
dialogue between the contemporary world and the art, thought, and
history of the Augustinian Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Our
faculty's areas of expertise range from architecture to literature
to economics, and we welcome applications from scholars whose
teaching and research likewise explores pressing philosophical and
theological questions about their own disciplinary areas. In
addition, we invite applications from those who explore the
diversity within the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and highlight
opportunities for fruitful dialogue with diverse partners outside
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian
order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an
integral component of Villanova University's mission. The
University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and
seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the
University's mission and values.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The fellow teaches three courses per semester, including
self-designed upper-level, interdisciplinary courses in the
Humanities major and courses in the Augustine and Culture Seminar
Program (ACS) required of first-year students. ACS is a
two-semester writing intensive interdisciplinary seminar that gives
attention to the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and its ongoing
mission to defend the dignity of the human person, recognize the
need for human solidarity, and serve the common good. Additional
teaching opportunities may be available.
The fellow participates in Humanities department meetings and
events, with minimal service expectations. Conference travel and
research funding is available to the fellow.
Candidates must have a Ph.D., or be near completion, in a relevant
Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to
undergraduate, interdisciplinary teaching in the Humanities, and an
interest in teaching the thought and influence of Augustine and the
Catholic Intellectual Tradition.
In addition, since Humanities and ACS explore a wide and diverse
range of significant voices through human history, we seek
teacher/scholars who represent that range through their scholarship
and teaching interests.
Special Message to Applicants:
Applicants must apply online at http://jobs.villanova.edu
deadline for applications is January 9, 2022 at 11:59 pm. Initial
interviews will be conducted online. Questions about the position
can be directed to Dr. Jesse Couenhoven, Professor of Humanities,
A complete application includes: 1.) Application letter 2.) Current
and complete curriculum vitae 3.) Copy of unofficial transcripts
(undergraduate and graduate 4.) Contact information for three
references who will receive a secure email link to upload
confidential letters of recommendation when the application is
submitted 5.) Statement of Teaching Philosophy 6.) Response to
Department Statement of Purpose 7.) Writing Sample
Finalists will be asked for statements of Contribution to Mission
and to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.