Rooney International Visiting Scholar Program

The Rooney International Visiting Scholar Program broadens the global perspective of Robert Morris University by offering international scholars the opportunity to spend a semester in residence on campus. Rooney Scholars can teach a course, deliver presentations and guest lectures, and collaborate with RMU faculty on joint research projects.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or an advanced degree in a discipline offered at Robert Morris University, or significant experience in an area of cultural or humanitarian interest to the university. 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.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Each semester the Rooney Scholar lives on campus in the Rooney House, a comfortable and fully equipped 230-square-meter private residence. This enables Rooney Scholars to engage with students and fully immerse themselves in campus life. Travel expenses are provided, as is an automobile for the Rooney Scholar’s use (valid driver’s license required). Financial assistance and living expenses are negotiable based on qualifications.

DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted at least four months in advance of the proposed period of residence, with priority consideration given to those received by November 15 for the following fall semester.