Finest faculty: Nominations for John Lewis Paton professorship extended to May 1

Mar 18th, 2020

By Jeff Green

Nominations for the John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship are extended to May 1. Photo submitted.
Finest faculty: Nominations for John Lewis Paton professorship extended to May 1

The deadline for submissions for Memorial's top institutional honour has been extended from April 1 to May 1.

The John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship is presented to a faculty member who embodies the university’s mission by demonstrating exceptional teaching, undertaking world-class research and sharing their knowledge and expertise nationally and internationally.

Named in honour of Memorial University College’s first president, the award comprises the lifetime designation, Distinguished University Professor, and a one-time unrestricted grant ($20,000) to support future research, teaching and/or public engagement activities at Memorial.

The deadline for this award has been extended to from April 1 to May 1 to allow referees additional time to provide letters of support. If you are nominating someone for this award, and are finding that you may need another extension, please contact Ellen Steinhauer (ellens@mun.ca).

“As the highest honour Memorial can bestow on its faculty, the John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship recognizes those who not only excel but go above and beyond in the areas of teaching, research and public engagement,” said Dr. Neil Bose, vice-president (research).

“We welcome nominations for truly outstanding faculty whose exceptional track records enrich Memorial and our wider community.”

Previous recipients of the award include Dr. William Montevecchi, Faculty of Science; Dr. Barbara Neis, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; Dr. Alex Faseruk, Faculty of Business Administration; Dr. John Brosnan, Faculty of Science; and Dr. Patrick Parfrey, Faculty of Medicine.

Further details

The terms of reference for the award and information on materials required for nomination packages are available online.

Those considering applying should contact their unit’s grants facilitator (or, if the unit has no grants facilitator, the person with signing authority for your unit) to confirm if there are earlier, internal deadlines. These internal deadlines must be factored into the timing of the development and submission of these applications.

Nomination packages should be submitted electronically to the Office of the Vice-President (Research) via email at vp.research@mun.ca by the nomination deadline.

If you have questions related to the award, you can email Ellen Steinhauer or telephone 709-864-2651 or email Tina Winsor or telephone 709-864-2740.

The John Lewis Paton Distinguished University Professorship is presented during the President’s Award’s reception.

Jeff Green is a senior communications advisor with the Office of the Vice-President (Research). He can be reached at jeffg@mun.ca.

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