University Professors Nomination Procedures

PDAD&C #18, 2001-2002


TO:   Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
FROM:   Adel Sedra, Vice-President and Provost
DATE:   October 9, 2001
RE:   University Professors: Nomination Procedures
cc:   The Bulletin

I am writing to call for nominations for University Professors. The designation of University Professor, which is restricted to 2% of the tenured faculty, recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and pre-eminence in a particular field of knowledge. I would encourage you to bring forward the names of colleagues whose achievements are truly outstanding for this very special form of recognition by the University.

I enclose a copy of the relevant portion of the Policy and Procedures on Academic Appointments relating to the appointment of University Professors, together with a copy of the Selection Procedures. The Selection Committee is in the process of being confirmed and names of committee members will be sent to you in due course.

As the Selection Committee is a diverse one, occasions can arise in the assessment of dossiers that require specific information concerning aspects of a candidate's work. I would be grateful, therefore, if when submitting a nomination, you could let me have the name of an individual who might be contacted to answer such questions should they arise. I also draw to your attention point 4 in the Selection Procedures attached, which calls for a short non-technical description of the nominee's research contributions to accompany the nomination.

I would also like to clarify that each dossier should contain documentation that addresses the candidate's teaching and influence as a teacher. If the University is to maintain its distinctiveness in linking teaching and research, this linkage should be demonstrable among our pre-eminent scholars.

Nominations should be sent to my Office to the attention of my Executive Assistant, Rachel Kasimer, who will act as Secretary to the Selection Committee. Such nominations should be submitted no later than Wednesday, January 31, 2002.

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