Rowan Center for Responsible Leadership (RCRL) Teaching Fellows Applications!

The Rowan Center for Responsible Leadership (RCRL) is seeking applications for our Summer 2023 cohort of Teaching Fellows!

RCRL is dedicated to examining the relationships between business and society. In particular, the mission of the Center is to examine the roles of business in society, with particular regard to sustainability, social impact, and business ethics. We aim to support the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) on our campus and beyond.

The purpose of the RCRL Teaching Fellows program is to support high-quality teaching innovations aligned with the Center’s mission. To that end, the program will support at least one project with a focus on sustainability and at least one project with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Fellows will develop ‘learning modules’ – collections of pedagogical materials focused around a single issue, concept, or question – that can be readily adapted and integrated by college faculty into their courses, at Rowan and beyond. Examples of projects from previous fellows are available here and here. We encourage proposals from faculty in any field (including lecturers and library faculty), and we particularly encourage interdisciplinary projects.

To apply to the RCRL Teaching Fellows program, please submit a two-page (maximum) expression of interest outlining the project you would develop if selected along with your CV. Your expression of interest should include:

  • Project title
  • Extended abstract including the principal topic; explanation of what the learning module will entail; how it fits into a course that you teach at Rowan University; and the relevance for Rowan students
  • How the project relates to the mission of the Center and a consideration of the role of business in society (broadly defined)
  • How the project relates to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and/or Rowan University’s DEI goals
  • Tentative timeline, and in particular, an explanation of the work you will accomplish during the Summer 2023. Faculty may apply individually or as a two-person team.

Applications are open to both tenured and tenure-track faculty at any rank as well as lecturers and library faculty. Preference will be shown to interdisciplinary projects, but this is not a requirement to apply. A limited number of in-person/virtual meetings are anticipated over the duration of the fellowship period. Fellows will be expected to give a public lecture about their project to demonstrate their findings in the 2023-24 academic year. Fellows will receive a $1500 stipend for their participation.

Submit expressions of interest and a CV by May 15, 2023, to RCRL director Jordan P. Howell ( Proposals will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary team of faculty.

Contact Jordan with any questions.

Decisions will be announced in early June 2023.