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Career Achievement

Six awards are available to honor faculty success and accomplishments.

Distinguished Faculty

Recognizes faculty who have made outstanding lifetime contributions in each of the multiple missions of the College of Arts and Sciences and Washington State University: teaching, research and/or creative activity, and service (institutional and/or professional).

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

Nomination packet should include: Documentation of consistently outstanding research and/or creative accomplishments, excellence in teaching and mentoring of students and junior faculty, and exemplary institutional and/or professional service and leadership that has brought distinction to themselves, the college, and the institution.

Attach specific examples of relevant accomplishments, publications, and recognition; evidence of the overall impact of the nominee’s research, scholarly, and/or creative work, service to institution and profession, and teaching. Letters of support or testimonials from peers, student, and/or external constituents are required.

Nomination statement may extend to three pages.

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 or more years following completion of a terminal degree (Ph.D. 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: Documentation of outstanding research and/or creative accomplishments and the impact of this work on their discipline and on students. Evidence of distinguished national and international recognition in the academic community. Letters of support or testimonials from peers, students, and/or external constituents are 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 (Ph.D. or as appropriate), and who have been employed at WSU for at least four years. Faculty holding distinguished professorships are not eligible for this award.

Nomination packet should include: Documentation of exemplary research or creative accomplishments since earning their terminal degree and the impact of this work on their discipline and on WSU students.

Attach specific examples of relevant activities or publications; evidence of national or international recognition in an academic community. Letters of support or testimonials from peers, students, and/or external constituents are 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 unusually 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 (Ph.D. 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: Documentation of outstanding research accomplishments and/or creative activity since earning their terminal degree, the impact of their work within the discipline and on students, and evidence of a growing national or international recognition in the academic community. Letters of support or testimonials from peers, students, and/or external constituents are required.

CV limit: 20 pages.

Download nomination form and instructions.


Faculty Peer Mentoring

Recognizes outstanding peer mentoring and enrichment peer-to-peer relationships between faculty members of all ranks, between faculty and staff, and across the college and the institution. Nominees should be consistently supportive and knowledgeable both within their discipline and about the institution.

Nomination packet should include: Specific examples of outstanding performance as a peer mentor and a range of mentoring activities. Attach specific examples of meritorious peer interaction. Letters of support or testimonials by current and past peers are required.

CV limit: 10 pages.

Download nomination form and instructions.


Outstanding Achievement in International Activities

Recognizes faculty for sustained and outstanding international achievement in teaching, research, creative activities, or service.

Nomination packet should include: Specific examples of significant and sustained contributions to the internationalization of the college and the University; evidence of the impact of international outreach, infusing international perspectives in teaching, and/or international service.

Letters of support or testimonials from peers and/or international constituents, institutions or entities are required.

CV limit: 10 pages.

Download nomination form and instructions.

Other Faculty Awards

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2018 Awards

Nominations will open in December 2017.


Join the Celebration

The CAS Recognition and Appreciation Social will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018, in the CUB Senior Ballroom


Questions?

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