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Nominations Sought for Faculty Senate - University President Awards PDF Print E-mail
Monday, April 19, 2010
Contact David Tisdale - 601.266.4499   


Nominations are sought for awards recognizing outstanding achievements in research and service by members of The University of Southern Mississippi faculty.

The Faculty Senate - University President awards, which come with an honorarium, include the categories of Junior Faculty Teaching Award; Junior Faculty Creative Activity Award; Junior Faculty Research Award; Mentoring and Community Service. The deadline for submission of materials is Monday, May 3 and self-nominations are permitted. 

The Faculty Senate seeks nominations for the following Faculty Senate University President awards:  Junior Faculty Teaching Award, Junior Faculty Creative Activity Award, Junior Faculty Research Award, Mentoring Award, and Community Service Award.  An honorarium will accompany each award. 

Award descriptions are as follows:

 Junior Faculty Teaching Award: This award recognizes a junior faculty member demonstrating outstanding teaching ability. Nominees must be full-time, tenure track faculty members holding the rank of assistant professor with five or fewer years of service at Southern Miss. Individuals who have received the award once are ineligible for future consideration. For supporting documentation, nominees should submit the following materials as a package: a vita, one 500-word summary statement of teaching philosophy, and two letters of support (one from a faculty member or administrator and one from a student). 

 Junior Faculty Creative Activity Award Description: This award recognizes a junior faculty member demonstrating unique creative ability. Nominees must be full-time, tenure-track faculty members holding the rank of assistant professor with five or fewer years of service at Southern Miss. Individuals who have received the award once are ineligible for future consideration. For supporting documentation, nominees should submit supporting documentation that includes the following materials: a vita, one 500-word summary statement of creative accomplishments, and two letters of support (one letter from a faculty member or administrator and one from an external reviewer).
 
 Junior Faculty Research Award Description: This award recognizes a junior faculty member demonstrating exceptional research ability. Nominees must be full-time, tenure track faculty members who hold the rank of assistant professor with five or fewer years of service at Southern Miss. Individuals who have received the award once are ineligible for future consideration. For supporting documentation, nominees should submit the following materials as a package: a vita, one 500-word summary statement of research accomplishments and two letters of support (one letter from a faculty member or administrator and one from an external reviewer).

 Mentoring Award: This award recognizes a faculty member who provides professional/educational mentorship to faculty/students. Nominees must be full-time faculty members (any rank) with three or more years of service at Southern Miss. Individuals who have received the award twice are ineligible for future consideration. For supporting documentation, nominees should submit the following materials as a package: a vita, one 500-word summary statement of mentoring activities and philosophy; and two letters of support.
 
 Community Service Award: This award recognizes a faculty member who provides distinguished service to the non-university community. Nominees must be full-time faculty members (any rank) with three or more years of service at Southern Miss. Individuals who have received the award twice are ineligible for future consideration. For supporting documentation, nominees should submit the following materials as a package: a vita, one 500-word summary statement of service contributions, and two letters of support.

Nominations and questions should be sent to Jennifer Brannock, chair of the Faculty Senate Awards Committee, at This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it ; or call 601.266.4347. Application materials should be submitted by campus mail to Jennifer Brannock at Box 5148.
 
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