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Posting Number: 2021876F
Position Title: Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship in the Augustinian
Intellectual Tradition, Villanova Department of Humanities
Position Type: Faculty
Location: Villanova, PA
Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants
Work Schedule: full-time/9-months
Department: 157-Humanities/Augustinian Traditions
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 that
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
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.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
Special Message to Applicants:
Applicants must apply online at https:// jobs.villanova.edu. The 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, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Posting Date: 11/22/2021
Closing Date (11:59pm ET): 01/09/2022
Salary Posting Information:
Job Classification: faculty
Minimum Number of References Needed 3
Maximum Number of References Needed 3
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Documents needed to complete your application:
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Statement of Contribution to Mission
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