The University Distinguished Teaching Professorship award recognizes tenured faculty who perform outstanding teaching, teach at the introductory levels of their disciplines, promote the continuous development of teaching excellence, and promote improved teaching among their colleagues in the UNT community (UNT Policy 06.015 University Distinguished Teaching Professorship)
The University Distinguished Research Professorship award recognizes tenured faculty at the rank of professor who have achieved an exceptionally outstanding record of creative activities or research productivity and who demonstrate a record of continued extraordinary productive. (UNT Policy 06.016 University Distinguished Research Professorship)
Both distinctions are given by the Provost Office and calls for nominations are distributed during the fall of each academic year. Faculty who receive the distinction are recognized at the annual Salute to Faculty Excellence Award Ceremony.