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Faculty Fellowships

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The Opus Faculty Fellowship is a competitive program for Wheaton College faculty designed to help them integrate themes of vocation and human flourishing into their classroom teaching.

These year-long fellowships, available for 5 full-time faculty members each year, provide funded release time and conference and seminar experiences that help faculty link their own fields with vocation in their pedagogy.

Discernment of callings is one of the key outcomes of Christian liberal arts education, and the classroom experience is critical to that discernment. That’s why the Opus Faculty Fellowship program exists, to help faculty bring vocationally formative elements into the curriculum itself.

Each year, Opus accepts a multi-disciplinary group of Wheaton faculty into this program. Fellows study vocation and human flourishing in the Christian tradition and the relationships of these themes to the Christian liberal arts through a series of readings and seminar discussions. These studies culminate as each fellow produces a teaching project with pedagogical resources that will anchor vocational themes in their classrooms. The fellowship comes with a stipend.

Opus Faculty Fellows…

  • Study and discuss theology of work, vocational discernment, and vocational pedagogy in regular seminar meetings
  • Generate teaching tools that anchor vocation in the classroom
  • Build a customized faith and vocation resource library

After viewing the program details linked below, if you have any further questions, contact Ben Norquist.

Faculty from across the College are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed and admission decisions made in the spring for the following academic year. To be considered for a fellowship, complete the linked application.

Read about the projects and papers that 2018-2019 Faculty Fellows and Opus Vocation Scholars are working on.