The CSU Professorship is the most prestigious honor bestowed upon a faculty member in CSCU. Article 5.6 of the CSU-AAUP Collective Bargaining Agreement provides for such a distinction with the following language:
“The Board, upon the recommendation of a President and the Chancellor, may award full-time members the title, CSU Professor, provided that the member: 1) has been recommended for the honor by the President who has received the advice of a committee elected from the membership by a procedure designed by the Senate and approved by the President; 2) has been recognized by peers in the field for professional excellence.
CSU Professors shall retain their title for the duration of their service to the system and shall receive additional compensation at a rate of 1.10 times their regular salaries.
Not more than four (4) CSU Professorships shall be awarded in any given year, and there shall not be more than twelve (12) in Connecticut State University nor more than three (3) in any one university at any given time.”
Nominations are now being solicited for CSU Professorship to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Vivian Shipley, who was appointed as a CSU Professor in 1998.
To nominate a person for the position of CSU Professor, or for self-nominations, please complete the CSU Professor Nomination Form and submit it electronically to Maryanne Boyen (email@example.com) via the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. In order to provide the nominee with ample time to compile the information for their application, please submit nominations by no later than 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.
Nominees must submit a completed CSU Professor Application Form, including all required supportive documents, by no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2022.
All applications/materials are to be submitted electronically through Blackboard Learn. Access will be provided to applicants after the nomination deadline. Any questions can be directed to:
Dr. Adiel Coca, Chair of the Professorship Advisory Committee
Department of Chemistry
To be eligible for a CSU Professorship, the candidate must be a tenured, full-time member of the faculty with the rank of Professor and have earned a doctorate or terminal degree appropriate to the member’s field.
Candidates are expected to be able to document a high level of effectiveness in these three categories of evaluation: 1) Creative Activity; 2) Teaching; and 3) Service. In addition, the candidate is expected to be able to document a record of outstanding performance in the area of Creative Activity. A minimum of three (3) external letters of support should be included in the application which address the CSU Professor criteria.
The Committee anticipates completing its review of applications by mid-April.
Nominations Due: November 23, 2021
Completed Applications Due: February 11, 2022