Faculty Fellowships for Courses in Ethics

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Faculty Fellowships for Courses in Ethics

The Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life at UVA Announces Faculty Fellowships for Courses in Ethics or for Integrating Ethics into Other Subjects

The Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life at UVA Announces Faculty Fellowships for Courses in Ethics or for Integrating Ethics into Other Subjects.

Thanks to a generous gift from the Richard D. Donchian Foundation, the Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life (IPE) announces fellowships to enable UVA faculty to:

  1. develop new courses or enhance existing courses devoted to ethics, or
  2. integrate ethical analysis and reasoning into existing or new courses that address other topics.

Hence, proposed courses may focus specifically on ethics or incorporate ethics into other subject matter, such as genetics, history, or education. The IPE expects to offer as many as four fellowships in 2010; these are open to faculty across the University.

facfellowethics2010_pdf.jpgNames of Fellowships:

  • The John T. Casteen III Faculty Fellowship in Ethics
  • The Richard D. Donchian Faculty Fellowship in Ethics

Stipend:

  • Summer fellowship: $10,000 to the recipient, or
  • Academic year fellowship: support for reduction of one course (in this arrangement, the stipend goes to the school to release the faculty member from one course; the arrangement and the amount of the stipend are subject to the approval of the Dean of the applicant’s school).

Expectations:

  • Fellowship holders will spend either
    1. six weeks in summer 2010 preparing a course, or
    2. a similar amount of time during an academic semester with a reduction of one course (subject to the approval of the Dean of the faculty member’s school)
  • Fellowship holders will be expected to meet with the other faculty fellows and IPE-affiliated faculty both individually and collectively to discuss preparation of their course, including topics, readings, cases, and teaching methods. There may be as many as five group meetings of the fellows and other faculty over the year—these meetings will involve both summer and academic-year fellows.
  • Fellowship holders will teach their courses at least twice over the six semesters subsequent to their fellowship.
  • The completed course syllabus will be posted on the IPE website.

Eligibility:

  • Tenured or tenure-track faculty members from any UVA school or department and any academic rank

Application materials:

  • Abbreviated curriculum vitae (no longer than three pages)
  • Proposal:
  • Title of course
  • Brief description of the proposed new or existing course on ethics and plans for development or enhancement, or, if the course is on another topic, description of that course along with tentative plans for integrating ethical analysis and reasoning into it.
  • Letter from department chair or dean indicating that the applicant, if selected, will be able to teach the proposed course at least twice over the next six semesters.
  • Teaching evaluations from the last two years.

These application materials should be combined into a single pdf file and submitted electronically to James Childress, Director, IPE, at jfc7c@virginia.edu

Selection process:

a committee of faculty from several schools will select the fellows.

Application deadline:

April 05, 2010

Announcement of fellowship recipients:

April 15, 2010

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