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Faculty Senate Junior Faculty Awards

 

The Junior Faculty Awards were created to recognize outstanding assistant professors early in their careers at Southern Miss. Award categories are for excellence in teaching, creativity, and research. Qualified faculty members may apply for multiple awards but can only receive the award once in any category. If you are applying for more than one Junior Faculty Award, the application materials for each award should be submitted in a separate file. Submit all materials (vita, summary, and letters) for each award in one pdf file.  The awardees will be recognized during the Faculty Awards Ceremony.  

Junior Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award

  • Description:  This award recognizes a junior faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding teaching ability.
  • Eligibility:  Full-time, tenure track faculty members who hold the rank of Assistant Professor with five or fewer years of service at USM are eligible.  Individuals who have received the award once are ineligible for future consideration.
  • Supporting Documentation:  Successful applicants will submit a vita, a 500 word summary statement of teaching philosophy (single-spaced) 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 who has demonstrated unique creative ability.
  • Eligibility:  Full-time, tenure track faculty members who hold the rank of Assistant Professor with five or fewer years of service at USM are eligible.  Individuals who have received the award once are ineligible for future consideration.
  • Supporting Documentation:  Successful applicants will submit a vita, a 500 word summary statement of creative accomplishments (single-spaced), 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 who has demonstrated exceptional research ability.
  • Eligibility:  Full-time, tenure track faculty members who hold the rank of Assistant Professor with five or fewer years of service at USM are eligible.  Individuals who have received the award once are ineligible for future consideration.
  • Supporting Documentation:  Successful applicants will submit a vita, a 500 word summary statement of research accomplishments (single-spaced), and two letters of support (one letter from a faculty member or administrator and one from an external reviewer).

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