The Provost’s Office at Calvin University invites applications
to the inaugural
De Vries Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows Program.
Calvin University aims to appoint a cohort of up to five
fellows. Fellows will be appointed to a two-year term (2022-2024)
in an academic department and possible affiliation with one of
Calvin University’s centers or
institutes. Each fellow will teach the equivalent of 2/3 of a
full teaching load for the department in which they are appointed
or in Calvin’s core curriculum and be encouraged to pursue
scholarship. Together, the cohort will engage in structured
professional development opportunities – mentorship, as well as
seminars and workshops focused on various modes of teaching and
learning, faith integration, diversity, equity and inclusion, and
public scholarship, among other topics. A primary goal of the
experience is equipping Christian scholars for successful careers
in higher education.
We welcome applications in the following fields: Art (ceramics,
visual culture, drawing, and graphic design), Biology, Chemistry,
Economics, Geology, History, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science
(American government), Psychology, and Religion (Christian
Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. no earlier than
summer 2020; ABD will be considered, as long as the degree will be
obtained by Fall 2023. Unfortunately, for these positions we are
only able to consider applicants who will have permission to work
in the United States for the duration of the program.
Preference will be given to candidates with broad
interdisciplinary interests; demonstrated commitment to diversity,
equity, and inclusion; ability to integrate questions of meaning,
significance, and ethics into all levels of coursework; and
commitment to engaging students beyond the classroom.
Interested candidates should submit (1) a CV; (2) a cover letter
describing commitment to the Christian faith, responding to the
mission of Calvin
University, and outlining teaching and research interests; and
(3) contact information for three references by January 15.
Teaching fellows should demonstrate awareness of and commitment
to establishing relationships and positive communication across
multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to,
race, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious
perspectives. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and
accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal
characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not
discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race,
color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin
University is an educational agency of the Christian Reformed
Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law,
reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon
Each fellow will be provided housing and a modest relocation
allowance, as well as allowances for professional travel, and
Questions about this opportunity should be first directed to
Matt Lundberg, Director of the de
Vries Institute for Global Faculty Development (email@example.com).
To submit an application please follow this link: Calvin
Careers. Review of applications will begin immediately and will
continue until the positions are filled.