University Distinguished Professors Group: Guidelines for Appointment
The title of University Distinguished Professor is a lifetime title that represents the highest honor Kansas State University can bestow on its faculty, an award that recognizes those making outstanding contributions to teaching, research, and service to their professions and communities.
University Distinguished Professors are appointed following a University-wide competition held by the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President. Notification of the competition is made to all faculty by the Provost in the Fall. A copy of the most recent from the Provost's office is listed below:
Nominations for the 2023 university distinguished professors
August 22, 2022
|TO:||Faculty, Department Heads, Division/School Directors, and Deans|
|FROM:||Tanya González, Interim Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness|
|RE:||Nominations for the 2023 University Distinguished Professors|
I announce the call for nominations for the title of university distinguished professor for appointment in 2023. This opportunity, coordinated through the provost's office in conjunction with the university distinguished professor group, will consider new appointments to this title for 2023. In addition to this distinguished title, each appointee shall receive an enhancement of $10,000 added to their base salaries with funds provided through the provost's office.
The review of nominations will be conducted by the UDP group, with additional review and input provided by a group of selected university distinguished professors from other Big 12 universities. The selection of the external Big 12 university distinguished professors will be made by the provost. The provost will use the recommendations of the Big 12 and K-State UDPs, and consult with the Deans Council, to select the 2023 class.
Read a more detailed description for the selection of university distinguished professors.
Nominations of outstanding faculty who meet the criteria for the title of university distinguished professor can be made to the provost's office by any tenured Kansas State University faculty member. The PDF files containing the faculty member’s (1) curriculum vitae; (2) entire nomination package (all information except one page summary); and (3) one page summary should be submitted to University Distinguished Professor Nominations at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, Oct. 7. Late/incomplete nomination packages will not be considered.
Be sure to use the University Distinguished Professors Nomination Checklist before submitting nominations. Please pay special attention to how to name the PDF submission files.