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Award Info

Applications Open
February 10, 2021
Applications Close
March 10, 2021
Notification Date
Award Contact
facultyexcellence@ucf.edu
  1. Program Overview

    The UCF Trustee Chair Professorships were established to both retain outstanding UCF faculty and attract exceptional faculty to UCF. Professorship is a multi-year appointment awarded to employees with an extraordinary record of accomplishment in the three primary areas of academic endeavor: teaching, research and service. The objective of this appointment is to recognize and celebrate outstanding performance with a title and resources commensurate with accomplishment.

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  2. Funding

    Award recipients shall receive an annual budget of $50,000 funded by the University. Up to $25,000 can be used as a salary supplement. These chairs have a five-year appointment.

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  3. Eligibility

    The eligibility criteria for an applicant is holding the rank of tenured professor; the applicant must be recognized as a “foremost scholar” in his or her chosen area of expertise, meaning known as a preeminent scholar in his or her discipline; and have a positive impact to other scholars at UCF.

    Previous recipients whose terms have expired are eligible to apply again.
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  4. Nominations

    Applications shall include, in the following order:
    (1) Dean’s letter of nomination that supports an extraordinary record of accomplishment in the three
    primary areas of academic endeavor: teaching, research and service,
    (2) current CV,
    and (3) up to two additional letters of support.
    Nominations must be submitted by deans as a single PDF to facultyexcellence@ucf.edu by Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
    Faculty interested in being nominated are encouraged to talk to their dean in advance of the deadline.
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