Fellowships in Sacred Music, Worship, and the Arts

Each year, the Institute brings a group of Fellows from around the world to join its community of scholars and practitioners for a one-year term. The ISM Fellows are scholars, religious leaders, and artists whose work is in or is moving to the fields of sacred music, liturgical/ritual studies, or religion and the arts. Scholars in the humanities or the social or natural sciences, whose work is directly related to these areas, are also encouraged to apply. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue their scholarly or artistic projects within a vibrant, interdisciplinary community, and they may have the option to teach.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Liturgical Studies

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music welcomes applications for yearlong postdoctoral teaching-research fellowships. Scholars whose work engages with the history, practice, and/or theology of Christian worship are invited to apply. The Institute is especially interested in applicants whose work intersects with the interdisciplinary mission of the ISM (sacred music, worship and the related arts).

Postdoctoral fellows conduct their own research, teach one course, attend the Liturgy Symposium and weekly ISM Colloquium, and participate in the general life of the ISM. Each fellowship offers a salary plus benefits.


Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and especially encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.