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Great Journeys: BOT professorships
Trustees to recognize excellent faculty

February 11, 2008

Faculty with a consistent record of excellence who are interested in the NIU Board of Trustees Professorship must submit an application portfolio to the Office of the Provost by Friday, March 21.

The NIU Board of Trustees Professorship was established in 2007 to recognize those faculty who:

  • have achieved a consistent record of excellence in teaching, scholarship or artistry, service and outreach, and academic leadership;
  • have earned a national/international reputation for professional achievements;
  • are deemed likely to make continued and substantial contributions in higher education.

Special emphasis will be placed upon the recognition of faculty who are renowned scholars/artists who have engaged students in their research/or and other professional activities.

Upon appointment to the Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees Professorship, the recipient receives a stipend of $10,000 per year that will be renewed annually during the period that the individual serves in this role. The term of appointment is five years, renewable on a competitive basis.

No more than three awards are made each academic year, and a total of no more than 15 professorships will be active at any time.

Criteria and other information are available online at the Great Journeys Web site.