This is The Rock
Faculty Fellows Program
The Institute is particularly interested in supporting initiatives with integrated curricular and research components that would advance the Rock’s aim of integrating ethics into the Penn State curriculum. Priority will be given to proposals that include explicit discussion of and are likely to lead to interdisciplinary curricular innovations and collaborative research projects, as well as to interdisciplinary collaborations that have a good likelihood of continuing beyond the funding period.
Faculty fellows are expected to become an active partner in the Rock faculty community which includes core faculty hired through Penn State’s ethics core faculty hire initiative, a transformative effort that aims to make Penn State a leader in collaborative, interdisciplinary ethics research and in ethical literacy. Priority will be given to proposals on topics that would interface well with or complement the research interests of current Rock Ethics Institute core faculty. These include: bioethics, human security and global ethics, ethics education and moral development, ethics of health and human performance enhancement, food ethics, sexuality, violence and ethics, ethics and journalism and digital media, engineering ethics, ethical dimensions of climate change and risk management, the ethics of drones, and water resources ethics and sustainable planning. Faculty fellows will be expected to attend occasional events with the core faculty during their fellowship period.