Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Eligibility & the Application Process

The John Wesley Honors College Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships are open to Christian scholars interested in developing their teaching and scholarship within a community of faithful inquiry and learning. Applications are invited from scholars in any of the following areas of study: history, philosophy, English, creative writing, fine arts, theology, Biblical studies, economics, sociology, psychology, and political science.

2014-2016 Fellowship Application Process

The application deadline for the 2014-2016 JWHC Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships is Wednesday, January 15, 2014. Candidates should complete the online application for employment and upload the following supporting materials:

  • A personal statement (of not more than 1200 words) that addresses both the reasons for the candidate's interest in this program and the candidate's understanding of academic vocation in relation to teaching, research, and service
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Dissertation abstract
  • Three writing samples (preferably in published form)
  • Graduate transcripts (may be unofficial; official transcripts will be required before a hire is formalized)
  • Four confidential letters of recommendation (three must be from academic references; one from a pastor) and two additional personal references: Please submit contact information for all six references with your application materials


Supporting materials should be sent to:
JWHC Postdoctoral Fellowships
John Wesley Honors College
Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington Street
Marion, IN 46953
JWHCpostdocs@indwes.edu