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For CAS Faculty and Staff Faculty Awards

Career Achievement

Tenure Track

Five awards are available to honor tenure track faculty success and accomplishments.

Distinguished Faculty

Recognizes faculty who have made outstanding lifetime contributions in each of the multiple missions of the college and Washington State University: teaching; research, scholarly and/or creative activity; and institutional or professional service.

Specific eligibility: Tenured faculty who have achieved the rank of full professor.

Nomination packet should include:

  • A broad description (limit of three pages) of why the nominee is deserving of the award. Cite specific examples of lifetime accomplishments, publications, and recognition; focus on the impact of the nominee’s work throughout their career, within the discipline, across the institution, in external communities, and/or on students as appropriate. Include internal and external recognition of note.
  • Additional documentation and evidence of outstanding accomplishments in teaching, service, research, scholarly work, or creative activity as appropriate.
  • At least one letter of support or testimonial from a peer, student, and/or external constituent is required.
  • CV limit: 30 pages.

Download nomination form and instructions.


Outstanding Career Achievement

Recognizes faculty who have a high level, long-standing national or international reputation for contributions in research and/or creative activity, and who have influenced the research and/or creative activities of students.

Specific eligibility: Tenured faculty with a professional career of 16 years or more following completion of a terminal degree (PhD or as appropriate), and who have been employed at WSU for at least five years. Regents Professors are not eligible for this award.

Nominations packet should include:

  • A broad description (limit of two pages) of why the nominee is deserving of the award. Cite specific examples of relevant accomplishments, publications, and recognition; focus on the impact of the nominee’s work within the discipline, across the institution, in external communities, and/or on students as appropriate. Include external academic recognition of note.
  • Additional documentation of outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, scholarly work, or creative activity as appropriate.
  • At least one letter of support or testimonial from a peer, student, and/or external constituent is required.
  • CV limit: 20 pages.

Download nomination form and instructions.


Mid-Career Achievement

Recognizes faculty who have a national or international reputation for contributions in research and/or artistic creativity, and who have influenced the research and/or creative activities of students.

Specific eligibility: Tenured or tenure-track faculty with a professional career of at least nine years and no more than 15 years following completion of a terminal degree (PhD or as appropriate), and who have been employed at WSU for at least four years at the time of nomination. Faculty holding distinguished professorships are not eligible for this award.

Nomination packet should include:

  • A broad description (limit of two pages) of why the nominee is deserving of the award. Cite specific examples of relevant accomplishments, publications, and recognition; focus on the impact of the nominee’s work within the discipline, across the institution, in external communities, and/or on students as appropriate. Include external recognition of note.
  • Additional documentation of outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, scholarly work, or creative activity as appropriate.
  • At least one letter of support or testimonial from a peer, students, and/or external constituent is required.
  • CV limit: 20 pages.

Download nomination form and instructions.


Early Career Achievement

Recognizes faculty who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in research and/or creative activity early in their professional career.

Specific eligibility: Tenure-track faculty with a professional career of eight years or less following completion of a terminal degree (PhD or as appropriate), and who are within the first four years of their initial date of appointment as a WSU faculty member.

Nomination packet should include: 

  • A broad description (limit of two pages) of why the nominee is deserving of the award. Cite specific examples of relevant accomplishments, publications, and recognition; focus on the impact of the nominee’s work within the discipline, across the institution, in external communities, and/or on students as appropriate. Include external recognition of note.
  • Additional documentation of outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, scholarly work, or creative activity as appropriate.
  • At least one letter of support or testimonial from a peer, student, and/or external constituent is required.
  • CV limit: 20 pages.

Download nomination form and instructions.


Interdisciplinary Catalyst

Recognizes faculty or staff who have demonstrated the sustained capacity to bring colleagues together across disciplinary and institutional boundaries in service of shared accomplishments in research, scholarly and creative activity, and/or teaching.

Specific eligibility: Open to all full-time faculty and staff, regardless of rank.

Nomination packet should include:

  • A broad description (limit of two pages) of why the nominee is deserving of the award. Cite specific examples of relevant accomplishments and recognition.
  • At least one letter of support or testimonial from a peer, student, and/or external constituent is required.

Download nomination form and instructions.

 

Submission Deadline

5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 04, 2022.


Previous recipients

Review CAS award recipients from years past.


Questions?

Contact the Office of the Dean at cas.awards@wsu.edu or 509-335-4581.