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Opus Vocation Scholars (OVS)

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The Opus Vocation Scholars is a competitive program for Wheaton College faculty.  The program is designed to support the production of new scholarship on vocation and human flourishing in the Christian liberal arts and across the disciplines.

Each academic year, Opus accepts faculty members from various disciplines to conduct research related to vocation within their respective fields.  Vocation Scholars will study vocation and human flourishing in the Christian liberal arts tradition.  These studies will culminate as each Scholar authors an original essay addressing vocational themes in relationship to a selected topic.  Scholars may be invited to present their essays to the College in a Lunch and Learn event in the year following their participation.  This program comes with a stipend.

Opus Vocation Scholars…

  • Study and discuss theology of work, vocational discernment, and vocational pedagogy in regular seminar meetings
  • Build a customized faith and vocation resource library
  • Produce an original essay developing themes of vocation or human flourishing relative to a topic selected by the Scholar

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 the OVS program, complete the linked application.

Essays produced by Opus Vocation Scholars are available for viewing in Opus's online resource collection.

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