The purpose of the Regents Professorship Award is to provide recognition for faculty at the rank of professor who have performed outstanding teaching, research and service to the profession, and who have achieved a high level of national and international recognition. The award consists of the designation “Regents Professor” and a one-time supplement of $7,500 added to the base salary. Up to five awards may be made per year to the most qualified candidates. An individual who retires from faculty status while holding the designation of Regents Professor shall receive the designation of Regents Professor Emeritus.
Nomination for the designation of Regents Professor shall be made by the department chair and submitted to the school or college dean. A candidate’s nomination should be based upon evidence of excellence of performance over his or her entire academic career, particularly upon evidence of sustained excellent performance since promotion to the rank of professor. Nominations shall be forwarded to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs from the Dean of the school or college with an accompanying letter of evaluation. Nominations will be reviewed by the Regents Professor Selection and Review Committee and nominees receiving support by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs shall be recommended to the President for consideration by the Board of Regents. Only the Board of Regents may award the designation of Regents Professor.
To be eligible for this award, an individual must be a full-time tenured professor, have a distinguished record of teaching, research and service to UNT and to the profession, and a high level of national and international recognition; and demonstrate evidence of the potential for continued distinguished performance.
For the call for nominations for Regents Professorships beginning with the 2017-18 academic year, please click here.