Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow - Interdisciplinary Humanities

Baylor University  

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier-one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our academic strategic plan, Illuminate ( As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has more than 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries.

Baylor seeks to fill the following postdoctoral teaching fellowship within the HONORS COLLEGE:

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Great Texts

The Great Texts Program seeks to fill a one-year full-time Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow position in the Honors College for the academic year 2023–2024, with an anticipated start date in August 2023. A second-year renewal of the appointment is possible and desirable. Workload assignment is 75% teaching and 25% research, with teaching to include three courses each semester. Courses will include Intellectual Traditions of the Ancient World (and possibly Medieval Intellectual Traditions). We encourage applications from a wide range of historical and disciplinary specializations in the humanities.

The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. degree in a humanities discipline (awarded by August 21, 2023). Salary is competitive and includes benefits. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants will be asked to provide a statement of religious faith demonstrating understanding of and compatibility with Baylor's Christian mission.

All application materials should be submitted through Baylor University’s HR Portal. A complete application consists of (1) a cover letter, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) an official transcript of the highest degree completed (if a Ph.D. is in progress, a transcript showing hours completed toward the Ph.D. is also required), (4) a statement of teaching philosophy as it relates specifically to Baylor’s Great Texts Program and the university’s faith-based mission statement, (6) a writing sample.

Finalists will be invited for an interview with the department and university administration. 

To learn more about the above position, the Honors College, and Baylor University, please visit the appropriate URL:  Apply Here ; Baylor University Honors College ; or Baylor Human Resources Job Postings.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.


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