University of Notre Dame, Reilly Center- Teagle Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Notre Dame, Reilly Center

Job Type: Postdoc

Application Deadline: November 14, 2021


The Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar for a one-year appointment to begin January 1, 2022. The appointment will conclude on December 31, 2022. The successful applicant will join a faculty team supported by a Cornerstone: Learning for Living grant jointly funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Teagle Foundation, and will teach humanities courses and contribute to curriculum development initiatives funded by the grant.

The Teagle-NEH initiative aims to reinvigorate the role of the humanities in general education; promote a sense of intellectual community among undergraduate students; strengthen the coherence and cohesiveness of general education; and increase teaching opportunities for humanities faculty. Funded by the grant, the Reilly Center is developing and sponsoring a suite of first-year and upper-level humanities seminars focused on the intersection of the humanities with issues in science, technology, and medicine.

The fellow’s duties will include helping to coordinate the activities of the Teagle Lab, a faculty-organized curriculum-development group; supporting faculty in developing reading lists and syllabi; assisting the principal investigators with assessment and reporting for the grant; and contributing to the intellectual life of the Reilly Center, including the Center’s minors in Science, Technology, and Values (STV) and Health, Humanities, and Society (HHS). The fellow may teach or co-teach courses funded by the grant in Fall 2022.

For more information on the Cornerstone program see https://www.teaglefoundation.org/Call-for-Proposals/RFPs/Cornerstone-Learning-for-Living or contact either of the principal investigators, Robert Goulding (Goulding.2@nd.edu) or Margaret Meserve (Meserve.1@nd.edu). For more information on the Reilly Center and its academic programs, see https://reilly.nd.edu/.

The successful applicant must have a PhD in hand, in any discipline of the humanities or humanistic social sciences, an excellent record of teaching, and demonstrated interest in curricular development. A research or teaching specialization in an area at the intersection of the humanities and the sciences, technology, or medicine is preferred. Applicants should submit a cover letter, c.v., teaching statement, and the names of three referees at the link below. Review of applications will begin Nov. 15 and continue till the position is filled.

Posted: November 02, 2021