Nominations invited for BoT Professorships

2009-2010 BoT Professors David Changnon, Ross Powell and Pam Smith
2009-2010 BoT Professors David Changnon, Ross Powell and Pam Smith

The Office of the Provost has issued a call for 2010-2011 Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees Professorships.

The prestigious 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 and have engaged students in their research and/or other professional activities.

Up to three professorships can be awarded each academic year; the 2010-2011 awards will be made at the Faculty Awards Recognition Ceremony in April 2011. 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.

Additional information about the nomination process and the professorships is available online.  Application portfolios should be submitted electronically by Friday, Oct. 1, to Kathleen Carey in the Office of the Provost at kjahns@niu.edu.

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