Visiting Phenomenology Scholar

The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center (SSPC) at Duquesne University is excited to welcome applications from distinguished scholars to be its inaugural Visiting Phenomenology Scholar in Spring 2016.

Founded more than 130 years ago by the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne University places a premium on excellence in scholarship and the pursuit of truth through research on the human condition and experience. Since the middle of last century, phenomenology has played a central role at Duquesne in this research. At Duquesne, phenomenology has been pursued in a signal way through the SSPC, which has for over three decades played a significant role in the development of phenomenological research and teaching in North America, Europe, and Africa. At Duquesne, phenomenology has been a major focus in the fields of philosophy and psychology, and it has also been pursued in fields of nursing, music, education, theology, and communication and rhetorical studies.

Applications are welcome from distinguished tenured faculty members from outside Duquesne who are known for their work in phenomenology and who have another primary source of funding (sabbatical salary or grant support) during the time of the residence at Duquesne.

The scholar will be appointed for a maximum of one semester and a minimum of six weeks of a semester, with a stipend of $15,000. Relocation and living expenses (on-campus apartment), as well as a modest discretionary account (e.g. books or conference travel) will also be provided. The scholar will be provided with on-campus office space, an e-mail account, and all library privileges. The Scholar may audit courses if desired. Other responsibilities include teaching a seminar on a topic of scholar’s choosing for faculty and graduate students (the latter can take it for credit), offering one public lecture, and holding limited weekly office hours for consultation by students and faculty.

The Scholar will have access to the educational and research opportunities and resources at Duquesne University, as well as the University community, who will be able to learn from the scholar’s research and insights.

For listing of programs, events, and present and past Speaker’s at the Center, consult its website at

For more information and/or an official application, please contact Dr. Jeffrey McCurry, Ph.D. Director, Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 15282, USA, (412) 396-6038,

The deadline for applying for the Spring 2016 Visiting Phenomenology Scholar position is May 30, 2015.