Signature Course Fellowship
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study
|Job category||Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Fixed term|
|Location||Notre Dame, Indiana, United States|
The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) is a university-wide institute that convenes an interdisciplinary group of fellows each year to study questions that engage complex ethical challenges of our time and affect our ability to lead valuable, meaningful lives.
Signature Course Fellowships are open to distinguished or high-potential tenure-stream scholars who are developing a signature course on a topic connected to human flourishing or ethics.
Faculty from any academic discipline that engages with ethics and human flourishing are invited to apply–indeed, one goal of the program is to support a Faculty cohort that represents a broad range of disciplinary perspectives.
To be eligible for a Fellowship, candidates should have assurance from their home institution that the course will be launched, supported, and sustained post-fellowship. Fellows will need to submit letters of support from their department chair and dean-level administrator (dean, associate dean, etc.) indicating this assurance at the time of application.
Faculty members from any university, including the University of Notre Dame, are welcome to apply. While some Fellowships will be awarded to Notre Dame faculty, the majority will be awarded to faculty from other institutions.
There are no citizenship requirements for these fellowships–scholars from outside the U.S. are invited to apply.
Although we anticipate that the majority of the courses developed in the Signature Course Fellowship program will be targeted to undergraduates, applicants who are developing courses targeted to graduate or professional students are also welcome to apply.
We will also consider proposals for dual-instructor, team-taught courses. The instructors may apply for the Fellowship jointly, with the intention that both instructors will serve as Signature Course Fellows simultaneously during the same fellowship period. Or one instructor may apply for the Fellowship individually, without the intention that the other will serve as a Fellow. In the case where only one instructor serves as a Fellow, they may request additional funding if they would like to make it possible for the un-funded co-instructor to visit the program on an occasional basis.
One goal of the fellowship selection process is the creation of a diverse and collaborative community of Fellows with a range of disciplines and academic ranks. Applicants who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
The Signature Course Fellowship program is an in-person, residential program. All Fellows are expected to reside in the South Bend area and remain in residence at the University of Notre Dame during the period of their fellowship (except for vacation periods, holidays, and University breaks).
Fellows should be free of their regular commitments and have their primary office at the NDIAS so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal and participate fully in the engaging and cooperative community of scholars at the Institute.
Fellows are required to attend the Vision Summit (August 2024), all planning seminars during their fellowship period, and the Summative Conference (May 2026).
Fellows are expected to teach the course they’ve developed at least three times in the three years after the fellowship period and to develop a website to accompany the course. (Website development will be a central task during the Fellowship program, and Fellows will receive substantial website training and support while in residence.)
Fellows must also commit to participate in program evaluation of their course and their Fellowship experience. This may require writing self-study reports, conducting interviews with students, creating and distributing surveys, and permitting evaluators to visit and evaluate the course during the launch phase.
Applications for Faculty Fellowships must be submitted through Interfolio and should include the following:
Finalists will be asked to be available for a brief Zoom conversation with committee members during the final stage of the selection process.
Applicants will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
|How to apply|
|Web address to apply||https://ndias.nd.edu/fellowships/signature-course-...|
|Hard deadline||November 6, 2023, 11:59pm EST|
|Web address for more information||https://ndias.nd.edu/fellowships/signature-course-...|
|Contact name||Kristian Olsen|
|Time created||August 29, 2023, 9:31pm UTC|
|Scheduled expiry date||November 6, 2023, 11:59pm EST|
|Last updated||August 29, 2023, 9:31pm UTC|
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