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Distinguished Professor

NOMINATIONS DUE October 27, 2023

The Office of the Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs is requesting nominations for Distinguished Professor. Typically, up to six Distinguished Professors are selected each year. Nominations from all parts of the university are strongly encouraged.

Eligibility Criteria

Policy and Procedures 6-300 states, “The rank of Distinguished Professor is reserved for selected individuals whose achievements exemplify the highest goals of scholarship as demonstrated by recognition accorded to them from peers with national and international stature, and whose record includes evidence of a high dedication to teaching as demonstrated by recognition accorded to them by students and/or colleagues.” A person should not be recommended to the distinguished professorship unless they are a member of the faculty who has completed five years of service at the University of Utah prior to the nomination.

The nomination and selection of Distinguished Professors occurs annually. Repeat nominations are permissible up to three years. After three years, the nominee must wait two years before being eligible for re-nomination. Regarding repeat nominations, we encourage nominators and/or other professors to add any additional information to update the file that they deem important for this year’s consideration.

All nominations must be submitted electronically. The content of these nominations differ from RPT packages, with a particular emphasis on the highest levels of distinction. Supporting documents should highlight how award criteria are met.

Distinguished Professors List
Distinguished Professor Guidelines
2023 Call for Nominations


Nominations must be submitted by October 27, 2023, using the Nomination Form.

After completing the nomination form go to the Nomination Submission page and upload the Nomination Form, Curriculum Vitae, and Nomination Letter.

Questions, please email or call 801-581-8661.