Announcement: Brady Scholars Faculty Fellow

For the 2017-18 academic year, the Brady Scholars Program in Ethics and Civic Life wishes to appoint a Northwestern faculty member as a Brady Scholar Faculty Fellow.  The applicant who is selected will receive a two-course reduction in his or her normal teaching duties.  In exchange, the Brady Faculty Fellow will participate in the intellectual and social life of the Brady Program. This includes (a) mentoring sophomore and senior undergraduates (Brady Scholars), as they work towards and bring to completion their collaborative community service project; (b) attending weekly discussion groups and other events on the Brady Program calendar.  The Brady Faculty Fellow serves the Brady Program for one year and reports to the Director of the Program.

The Faculty Fellow will thus be part of a team of Northwestern faculty and graduate students who work with the Brady undergraduates. (About sixteen students enter the Program each year as sophomores. In addition, four graduate students are selected each year to work with that year’s undergraduate cohort.) It is also expected that the Faculty Fellow will devote time to the development of a new undergraduate course, or the revision of an already existing course, to be taught after the Faculty Fellow’s year of service to the Brady Program. The content of that course should be related to the goals and values of the Brady Scholars Program, which include the exploration of ethical and political issues, community service, and domestic and international citizenship. The Brady Program will make available to the Faculty Fellow $5,000 to be used for research and course enhancement.  The Brady Scholars Program is housed in the Philosophy Department, but we welcome applications from all faculty whose work bears on ethical, social, and political matters.

To apply, submit a letter of interest addressed to the Director of the Program at  Your letter should indicate (a) how your research or teaching is related to the goals of the Brady Program; (b) the content of the course you wish to develop or enhance.  Please send an up-to-date CV as well.  Applications will be considered starting October 1, 2016.  It is expected that the Faculty Fellow who serves in 2017-18 will be selected during the Winter of 2017.