Call for Nominations
September 6, 2012
TO: Deans, Chairs and Directors, Faculty
FROM: Raymond W. Alden, III, Executive Vice President and Provost
SUBJECT: Call for Nominations – Board of Trustees Professorships
I am pleased to announce the 2012-2013 call for nominations for the Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees Professorships. The professorships were established in 2007 by President Peters and the Board of Trustees to recognize those tenured professors who have achieved a consistent record of excellence in teaching, scholarship or artistry, service and outreach, and academic leadership; have earned a national or international reputation for professional achievements; and are deemed likely to make continued and substantial contributions in higher education. In considering the qualifications of nominees, special emphasis will be placed upon those who are renowned scholars or artists who have engaged students in their research and/or other professional activities.
Up to three professorships can be awarded each academic year; the 2012-2013 awards will be made at the Faculty Awards Recognition Ceremony in April, 2013. The recipients will receive a stipend of $10,000 per year that will be renewed annually during the five-year period term of appointment as Board of Trustee Professors. The responsibilities of the professorship include delivering the Board of Trustees Professorship Lecture; participating in workshops for the professional development of junior faculty and in activities that advance the university’s reputation and mission; maintaining an active program of teaching, scholarship or artistry, and service; and submitting a report detailing activities and accomplishments during the award period.
Your assistance in submitting nominations for this distinguished award will be greatly appreciated. Nominations only will be accept through Monday, September 24, 2012. Professors who have been nominated will be contacted for application materials. Application portfolios from nominees and others wishing to apply should be sent electronically to Kathleen Carey (firstname.lastname@example.org), Office of the Provost, by Monday, October 8, 2012. Additional information about the application process and the professorships can be found on the web site at http://www.niu.edu/board/professorships/index.shtml
If you have additional questions, please contact Kathleen Carey via email or at 815-753-8508.