John and Rebecca Moores Professorship 2014-2015 Academic Year

NOMINATION deadline is Friday, February 7, 2014

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[ moores-checklist_sp14.doc ]

OVERVIEW

The Moores Professors Program was established to honor full-time tenured faculty who have achieved the rank of full professor at the University of Houston and who have made outstanding contributions in the areas outlined below. The purpose of the Moores Professors Program is to encourage and support continued excellence by providing funds for individual career development. Selection of faculty to become Moores Professors will be accomplished through competitive review following nomination by individuals, department chairpersons, or deans. Occasionally, the Senior Vice President and Provost will include a Moores Professorship in a recruitment package for a faculty candidate. Each Moores Professor will receive a $10,000 annual stipend of discretionary funds. Funds will be made available by September 1 for the academic year. The position will be awarded for a period of five years with the possibility of renewal. It is anticipated that two Professors will be selected during Spring 2014. Faculty members at the University of Houston may hold only one distinguished or named chair or professorship.

CRITERIA

2.1 Research, Scholarship, and/or Creative Activities
  • Documented excellence in research, scholarship, and/or creative activities.
  • Clear distinction on a national and/or international level.
2.2 Teaching
  • Documented excellence in teaching or mentoring at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
  •  Clear distinction on a national and/or international level.
2.3 Service
  • Outstanding participation in governance or other uncompensated services at departmental, college, university, national, or international levels.
  • Clear distinction on a local, national, and/or international level

REQUIREMENTS

3.1   The Moores Professors Program will be a five-year award subject to annual review. The recipient must be a full-time, tenured faculty member at the rank of full professor at the University of Houston. She/he must be in residence for the duration of the award unless the person is on a Senior Vice President approved development leave that enhances the purposes of the award.

3.2   The stipend associated with the Moores Professors can be used for any expense associated with the purpose of the award (e.g., equipment, travel, secretarial assistance, student fellowships, seminars or conferences, or for salary supplementation [e.g., summer salary]). If used as salary, appropriate tax and fringe benefit deductions will be made.

3.3   A brief written report on the recipient's activities and involvements related to the award will be provided to the Provost by July 1 of each year. The report also will include an accounting of fund expenditures.

3.4   At the end of five years a Moores Professor may apply for renewal of the award. Applicants for renewal should include a current curriculum vitae and a summary of the applicant's accomplishments over the five years of the previous award. Each renewal request will be assessed on its own merits. Renewal requests for Fall 2014 should be submitted the prior spring term by February 7, 2014. Renewals may be submitted to the Office of Academic Program Management, Dr. Heidi Kennedy in office 207 E. Cullen. A copy of all documents may be submitted electronically as a single .pdf file by email to hkennedy@uh.edu.

PROCEDURES FOR NOMINATION

Nomination portfolios must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014, in the Office of Academic Program Management (207 E. Cullen).

The Provost has charged the Moores Selection Committee with soliciting and evaluating nominees for the Moores Professors. The committee will make its recommendations and submit all relevant materials to the Provost.

The committee will examine the submitted documentation and qualifications of the nominees. The materials in the file should include:

  • Letter of nomination providing justification for the appointment using the criteria listed for each area.
  • Supporting letter from the Dean unless the Dean is the nominator.
  • The candidate's current curriculum vitae. It is encouraged to limit the length of the CV, highlight items of distinction or note distinctions on a 1-2 page summary.
  • A minimum of three but no more than five external letters of recommendation from eminent educators, scholars, researchers, creative artists and/or leaders in the profession. (A summary of the credentials of each referee and relationship, if any, to the applicant must be provided.)
  • Documentation of excellence in research, scholarship, and/or creative activity; teaching; and service.

Please use the attached submission checklist which should also be included in the nomination portfolio. Please note the following:

  • The nomination portfolio must be submitted on a single disk containing one main folder under which the contents are sub-foldered and labeled as outlined on the nomination checklist.
  • Unsuccessful nominees from previous competitions may use the same external letters. A new nomination letter and supporting letter from the Dean are required.

download the checklist
[ moores-checklist_sp14.doc ]

 

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