University Distinguished Research Professorships

Award Description

The purpose of this award is to recognize tenured faculty at the rank of professor who have achieved a truly exceptional record of creative activities or research productivity and who demonstrate a record of continued extraordinary productivity. The award consists of the designation “University Distinguished Research Professor” and a one- time supplement of $5,000 added to the base salary. Up to five awards may be made per year to the most qualified candidates. 

Eligibility

  • Must be a full-time tenured professor
  • Must have a record of exceptionally distinguished research or creative activity
  • Must demonstrate evidence of the potential for continued extraordinary productivity

Nomination Procedures

Nominations for the designation of University Distinguished Research Professor shall be made by the department chair and submitted to the school or college dean. A candidate’s nomination must be based upon a record of sustained excellence over the course of their career.  

Submission Process

The nominator (school or college dean) should submit the nomination packet via the Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards nomination portal. If you have any questions please contact us at Faculty.Success@unt.edu or (940) 565-3987.

Selection Process

Nominations will be reviewed by the University Distinguished Research Professor Selection and Review Committee. 

Deadline

All completed nomination packets must be received by Faculty Success by 5 p.m. October 14, 2022. See the Call for Nominations for details.

UNT Policy 06.015

Current Distinguished Research Professors

YEAR FACULTY MEMBER DEPARTMENT

2021-2022

Geoffrey Wawro

History

2020-2021

Pudur Jagadeeswaran

Biological Sciences

2019-2020

Shobhana Chelliah

Linguistics 

2018-2019

Richard Croft

Vocal Studies

2017-2018

Craig Neumann

Psychology

2017-2018

Arup Neogi

Physics

2016-2017

Warren Burggren

Biological Science

2016-2017

Rajarshee Banerjee

Materials Science and Engineering

2015-2016

Valerie Martinez-Ebers

Political Science

2014-2015

Rajiv Mishra

Materials Science and Engineering

2014-2015

Jyoti Shah

Biological Sciences

2013-2014

Dornith Doherty

Studio Art

2013-2014

Marco Buongiorno Nardelli

Physics

2013-2014

Mohammed Omary

Chemistry

2012-2013

Richard Dixon

Biological Sciences

2012-2013

Narendra Dahotre

Material Science and Engineering

2012-2013

Francis D'Souza

Chemistry

2012-2013

John Peters

English

2012-2013

Yong Tao

Mechanical and Energy Engineering

2011-2012

John Ishiyama

Political Science

2011-2012

John Ross

Linguistics & Technical Communication

2010-2011

Steven Friedson

Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology

2010-2011

Timothy Jackson

Music History, Theory, and Ethnomusicology

2009-2010

Weston Borden

Chemistry

2009-2010

J. Baird Callicott

Philosophy & Religion

2009-2010

Jan Martin

Chemistry

2007-2008

Timothy Montler

Technical Communication