About the Program

The Jesuit Community at Loyola Marymount University is pleased to announce the establishment of the Jesuit Visiting Scholar Program. The Program seeks to attract one outstanding U.S. or international Jesuit scholar per year from any field of higher education for a one or two semester residency or sabbatical. Jesuits with a record of accomplishments in teaching, research, writing, and/or in the arts or media will be identified by a Selection Committee to be named by the rector of the Jesuit Community who serves ex officio on the Committee. Candidates may apply directly to the Selection Committee for the grant.

The visiting fellow will be expected to provide the following services:

  • Deliver one public lecture in connection with the department(s), school or college of the scholar’s specialization and/or in connection with LMU’s Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination (ACTI).
  • Pursue a clearly articulated program of research, writing or production that will make a significant contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the fellow’s area of specialization. Special consideration will be given to projects that engage the Catholic and Jesuit intellectual traditions, the Catholic imagination, and/or social justice concerns in dialogue with contemporary culture, arts and sciences in a globalized world.
  • In conversation with the appropriate department chair offer one upper division undergraduate course capped at a number to be determined by the chair or a seminar-style course at the graduate level (in those departments that have graduate programs). The course may also be an upper-division Honors program seminar or a Core Curriculum upper-division requirement.