Provost Alden requests nominations of faculty for 2012-2013 Board of Trustees Professorships

Ray Alden
Ray Alden

Executive Vice President and Provost Ray Alden has issued the 2012-2013 call for nominations for the Northern Illinois University Board of Trustees Professorships.

The professorships were established in 2007 by President John G. 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.

Nominations will be accepted through Monday, Sept. 24. Application portfolios from nominees and others wishing to apply should be submitted electronically to Kathleen Carey in the Office of the Provost by Monday, Oct. 8.

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.

Additional information about the nomination process and the professorships is available online.

For more information, call (815) 753-8508 or email

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