Rooney International Visiting Scholar

Location
Moon Township, PA
Posted
Jan 23, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 492881
Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Department: Center for Global Engagement
Location: Moon Campus
Categories: School of Business, School of Communications and Information Systems, School of Education and Social Sciences, School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, International Visiting Scholar
Position Title Rooney International Visiting Scholar

Position Department Center for Global Engagement

Overview
OPPORTUNITY The Rooney International Visiting Scholar Program offers international scholars the opportunity to spend a semester in residence at Robert Morris University pursuing research, and/ or teaching while interacting with faculty, staff, and students. The Rooney Scholars live on campus in the Rooney House and become part of the campus community. Travel expenses will be provided and well as an automobile for the Scholar's use (valid driver's license required). A salary is provided. RMU is currently accepting applications for the Academic Year 2018-19 for Fall 2018 (approximately August 29-December 20, 2018) and Spring 2019 (approximately, January 9-April 29, 2019). Priority Consideration will be given to applications received by: November 15, 2017 for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 residence.

Responsibilities
During their semester residency at RMU, Rooney Scholars may participate in a variety of activities, such as: Pursuing independent research objectives and collaborating with faculty, staff, or/and students on research projects. Delivering formal presentations to the university community or/and to specific academic schools. Presenting guest lectures in classes. Teaching a course within their host school. Preference is given to applicants who include a plan to work with RMU faculty on joint research projects.

Minimum Qualifications
The applicant will have a Ph.D. or an advanced degree in a related discipline offered at Robert Morris University, or significant experience in an area of cultural or humanitarian interest to the University. A list of RMU Schools and programs of study can be found here: RMU Programs Applicants should have a distinguished academic and/or professional record, and must be committed to excellence in teaching and learning. Applicants must also demonstrate leadership skills, communications skills in English, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with others in an academic environment.

Act 153 Clearance Required No

Required To Pass a Motor Vehicle Report Check Yes

Required to Pass a Credit Check No

Additional Posting Information None

Special Applicant Instructions None

Advertised November 6, 2017 Eastern Standard Time


ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY
Robert Morris University (RMU), founded in 1921, is one of the leading universities in the Pittsburgh region. RMU provides a professionally focused education with an emphasis on engaged learning and is one of the most affordable private doctoral-level institutions in Pennsylvania. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In 2016, for the first time in its history, RMU was ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report. In 2017, RMU had among the biggest increases of all national universities in the U.S. News and World Report annual "Best Colleges" rankings released, rising 12 spots to No. 176.

Robert Morris University is dedicated to changing the lives of its students and employees so that they can go out and change the lives of others. The University combines academic excellence with a professional focus offering numerous undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. In 2011, Robert Morris University was named as a "Top Workplace" by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette , which names the best places to work in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

RMU offers faculty members an environment where teaching, research and service are supported and valued.

RMU's main campus in Moon Township features 230 rolling acres and provides all the benefits of a traditional university campus, just minutes from the airport and downtown Pittsburgh.

INSTITUTIONAL EQUITY VISION STATEMENT
At Robert Morris University, we believe that institutional equity reflects our continued commitment to a community where everyone is both valued and respected. Institutional equity encompasses racial, ethnic, gender and religious diversity, cultural perspectives, national origin, sexual orientation, physical ability, as well as socioeconomic contexts, and educational backgrounds. We are dedicated to developing a diverse population by fostering an environment where intellectual and social growth, individual perspectives, and all human experiences are valued. We strive to be an inclusive community that celebrates and embraces differences as a means of responding to the cultural and social demands of a global society. Inherent in our inclusion efforts is a strong commitment to intercultural and global education to produce and include citizens who will serve as educational, social, economic and cultural ambassadors to the world. Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
Visit RMU's Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

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