UNT Foundation Eminent Faculty Award

Award Description

The UNT Foundation Eminent Faculty Award recognizes a faculty member, who has made outstanding and sustained contributions to scholarly-creative activity, teaching, and service and has served as an inspiration to the University of North Texas community. This award is one of the university’s highest faculty honors and is given to one full-time faculty member annually. The annual award includes a one-time payment of $15,000, a commemorative engraved gift, and the distinction of Eminent Faculty.

Eligibility

  • Have served the University of North Texas for a minimum of 10 years.
  • Be a full-time tenured professor in good standing at the time of the nomination.
  • Be well-rounded, with outstanding accomplishments in scholarly-creative activity, teaching, and service, bringing honor and recognition to UNT.
  • Have contributed notably to the advancement and vitality of the university community.

Nomination Procedures

Academic deans may nominate faculty members fulfilling the description and meeting the criteria listed above. Regents Professors, Distinguished Research Professors, and Distinguished Teaching Professors are eligible for this one-time award. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Nominators should inform nominees that they are being nominated and may solicit their assistance in preparing the nomination materials.

Submission Process

The nominator (academic dean) should submit the nomination packet via the Salute to Faculty Excellence Awards Nomination portal. Here is the link: vpaa.unt.edu/nominate. If you have any questions please contact Annie Garcia at Annie.Garcia@unt.edu or (940) 565-3987.

Deadline

All completed nomination packets must be received by the Office for Faculty Success by 5:00 PM, October 15, 2021. See the Call for Nominations for specific details.

Award Recipients

Year Recipient Department
2020-2021 Alicia Re Cruz Anthropology

2019-2020

John Ishiyama

Political Science 

2018-2019

Janice Miner Holden

Counseling and Higher Education

2017-2018

John Peters

English

2016-2017

Thomas Cundari

Chemistry

2015-2016

David Mason

Political Science

2014-2015

Angela Wilson

Chemistry

2013-2014

Richard Rogers

Psychology

2012-2013

Randolph (Mike) Campbell

History

2011-2012

Bruce Bond

English