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For CAS Faculty and Staff Faculty Awards

Career Achievement

Five 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, scholarly 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:

  • A broad description (three pages max.) of why the nominee is deserving of the award. Cite specific examples of lifetime accomplishments, publications, and recognition; evidence of 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.
  • Additional documentation and evidence of outstanding accomplishments in teaching, service, research, scholarly work, or creative activity as appropriate.
  • At least two letters of support or testimonials from peers, student, and/or external constituents are 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 (Ph.D. or as appropriate), and who have been employed at WSU for at least five years at the time of nomination. Regents Professors are not eligible for this award.

Nominations packet should include:

  • A broad description (two pages max.) of why the nominee is deserving of the award. Cite specific examples of relevant accomplishments, publications, and recognition; evidence of the impact of the nominee’s work within the discipline, across the institution, in external communities, and/or on students as appropriate.
  • Additional documentation of outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, scholarly work, or creative activity as appropriate.
  • At least two 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 at the time of nomination. Faculty holding distinguished professorships are not eligible for this award.

Nomination packet should include:

  • A broad description (two pages max.) of why the nominee is deserving of the award. Cite specific examples of relevant accomplishments, publications, and recognition; evidence of the impact of the nominee’s work within the discipline, across the institution, in external communities, and/or on students as appropriate.
  • Additional documentation of outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research, scholarly work, or creative activity as appropriate.
  • At least two 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 members 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: 

  • A broad description (two pages max.) of why the nominee is deserving of the award. Cite specific examples of relevant accomplishments, publications, and recognition; evidence of the impact of the nominee’s work within the discipline, across the institution, in external communities, and/or on students as appropriate.
  • 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 a faculty or staff member who has demonstrated a 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: Any full-time faculty or staff member, regardless of rank.

Nomination packet should include:

  • A broad description (two pages max.) 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.
  • CV limit: 20 pages.

Download nomination form and instructions.

 

2021 awards

Nominations will open in late 2020.


Join the Celebration

CAS Recognition and Appreciation Social
Thursday, April 16, 2020
4–6:00 p.m.
CUB Sr. Ballroom


Previous recipients

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Questions?

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