Program Description

Indiana Wesleyan University's John Wesley Honors College offers postdoctoral teaching fellowships in the humanities and social sciences for scholars wishing to explore their academic vocation within the context of an intensive Christian liberal learning community. Fellows receive two-year appointments in the John Wesley Honors College with the possibility of re-appointment for a third year.

JWHC Fellows teach courses annually in the Honors College and relevant divisions within the College of Arts and Sciences. These teaching experiences are enriched by the guidance of senior faculty mentors, a weekly colloquium on teaching and learning, and discussion groups with honors students. JWHC Fellows also receive research loading and generous financial support to help them develop and pursue a flourishing trajectory of scholarship. Uniquely in this vein, postdoctoral fellows gain experience in integrating their teaching and research by facilitating an undergraduate research tutorial that combines their research interests and outcomes with meaningful student learning experiences. Additionally, JWHC Fellows participate in a program of faculty formation that acquaints them with the logic and practices of a "Christian academic vocation."

A JWHC Fellow's salary is highly competitive, and compensation includes a comprehensive benefits package. Fellows also receive funding for conference attendance.

View the Eligibility and Application Process.

Current Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow

  • Lexi Eikelboom

    Lexi Eikelboom

    D.Phil, University of Oxford, 2016
    Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, 2015-2018

Previous Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows

  • Sameer Yadav

    Sameer Yadav

    Th.D., Duke Divinity School, 2014
    Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, 2012-2015
    Now Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Westmont College
  • Lisa Toland 3

    Lisa M. Toland

    D.Phil., Oxford University, 2008
    Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, 2008-2010
    Now Associate Professor of History and Director of Honors Program at Montreat College
  • Rusty Hawkins

    J. Russell "Rusty" Hawkins

    Ph.D., Rice University, 2009
    Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, 2009-2012
    Now JWHC Associate Director and Associate Professor of Humanities and History
  • Amy Peeler

    Amy L. B. Peeler

    Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary, 2011
    Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, 2010-2012
    Now Associate Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College

Last updated: 03/21/2017