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Awards

University Outstanding Teacher Awards

The University also offers a series of teaching awards. Visit the Center for Teaching Excellence website for a list of current and previous winners, criteria and eligibility, and nomination deadlines.

Regents’ Professor Appointments

Current Nomination Deadline: Spring 2018

Regents’ Professor is a special title bestowed on selected senior faculty members who, in the judgment of the Dean and on the advice of a faculty selection committee, merit recognition of their accomplishments as teachers, scholars and leaders both in University affairs and in their national/international professional communities. These appointments will be made to full professors for terms of three years. In addition to the title "Regents’ Professor" the appointment also carries a stipend.

A complete nomination consists of the candidate's curriculum vitae, a statement describing their research and scholarship, a teaching portfolio, and a letter of nomination from the candidate's home department chair. The Chair's letter should outline the candidate's qualifications in all areas (teaching, research/scholarship and leadership) and the extent of faculty support within the department. A selection advisory committee will be formed to review nominations and recommend appointees to the Dean.

Once bestowed, the title "Regents’ Professor" may be retained during the balance of an appointee’s affiliation with the University of New Mexico.

The Associate Dean for Faculty will send a call for nominations, with details and deadlines, to all Department Chairs every three years.

Regents’ Lecturer Appointments

Current Nomination Deadline: May 13, 2016

Regents’ Lecturer is a special title bestowed on selected tenured junior faculty members who, in the judgment of the Dean and on the advice of a faculty selection committee, merit recognition of their accomplishments as teachers, scholars and leaders both in university affairs and in their national/international professional communities. These appointments will be made to associate professors for terms of three years. In addition to the title "Regents’ Lecturer" the appointment also carries a stipend.

A complete nomination consists of the candidate's curriculum vitae, a statement describing their research and scholarship, a teaching portfolio, and a letter of nomination from the candidate's home department chair. The Chair's letter should outline the candidate's qualifications in all areas (teaching, research/scholarship and leadership) and the extent of faculty support within the department. A selection advisory committee will be formed to review nominations and recommend appointees to the Dean.

Once bestowed, the title "Regents’ Lecturer" may be retained during the balance of an appointee’s affiliation with the University of New Mexico.

The Associate Dean for Faculty will send a call for nominations, with details and deadlines, to all Department Chairs every three years.

Distinguished Professor Nominations

Initial Deadline: November 15, 2015

Final Deadline: March 10, 2016

The Associate Provost for Faculty Development solicits nominations for the rank of Distinguished Professor each October. The call for nominations, with the final deadline for submission of completed files, will be communicated each year to all main campus faculty by the Office of the Provost.

The Faculty Handbook, Section B, 2.2.5, defines Distinguished Professors as “individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievements and are nationally and internationally renowned as scholars". This is the highest faculty title the University bestows and is used only for a few of its most prominent faculty members.

The initial nomination file will consist of a detailed nomination form, the candidate’s curriculum vitae, and the Chair's letter of nomination which will include a faculty vote tally. Send this nomination file to Karen Gardner at krgard11@unm.edu by the initial deadline posted above. Once the Dean's letter of endorsement has been written, the file will be sent to the Provost's Office.

Upon notification from the Office of Academic Affairs, Chairs will solicit a minimum of eight letters from distinguished external reviewers to be included in the final file, which should then be sent to Jennifer Love, jenlov22@unm.edu, in the Office of the Provost by the final deadline.

Detailed information on the procedures and specific deadlines can be found in the current call for nominations.