University of Vermont

University Distinguished Professor Program

Nomination Process

Nomination Process

  • Nomination deadline - March 1. The nomination packet (below) must be submitted electronically as a single PDF document to

  • Eligibility - Nominees must hold a full-time faculty appointment at the University of Vermont, and must have held faculty status at the University for a minimum of ten years.

  • Nomination materials - Nominations may be submitted by Deans, Chairs and full-time faculty of the University. The nomination packet is to include:

    (a) A nomination letter addressing the nominee’s unique qualifications for this distinguished title, with attention not only to his or her reputation and scholarly achievement but to the ways in which these contributions have proven transformative. Nominators are invited to respond to the question: “But for this individual, what would not have happened?”

    (b) Two letters from external references addressing the points described in (a) above. These need not be ‘arm’s length’ but must be from individuals of appropriately high standing in their respective fields. Solicitation of external references is to be handled by the nominator.

    (c) The nominee’s current c.v.

Please note that the nomination packet is restricted to the materials enumerated above. Additional materials will be returned to the nominator.

A nominator may request re-activation of a nomination packet during the subsequent two nomination cycles by submitting a statement regarding the basis for the re-nomination by the March deadline.

  • Appointment - Nominations are reviewed by the Office of the Provost and the Faculty Senate Research, Scholarship & The Creative Arts Committee. Appointments as University Distinguished Professor are awarded by the Provost.

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