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University Faculty Scholars Program

The University Faculty Scholars Program, established in 2012 by Chancellor Woodson to recognize and reward emerging academic leaders among our faculty, identifies approximately twenty (20) tenured or tenure-track faculty scholars each year. Faculty members selected as University Faculty Scholars receive a 5% permanent increase to their base salary and will retain the title of University Faculty Scholar for the duration of their appointment at NC State.

CVM PROCESS: Each department to nominate 1-2 faculty and submit names to the college nomination. The college committee will consist of 2 full professors (at least 3 years from time of promotion to full promotion) from each department. Committee members will meet to discuss the nominations and will vote to nominate a name(s) for university consideration. The Associate Dean of Research & Graduate Studies will serve as an Ad Hoc member to call the meeting and provide staff support.

Nominations are limited to:

  • Assistant professors who have been reappointed for a second term
  • All associate professors
  • Full professors within the first three years of appointment at that rank.

Significant Achievement Appropriate to Rank, for example:

  • Research/Scholarship: Productivity in research, creative activity, external funding, publications and presentations which are relevant to the discipline and recognized locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Teaching: Excellence in teaching, course and program improvement, advising, undergraduate and graduate student mentoring, and participation in other activities that enhance the development of students; recognition for teaching at university or national level.
  • Extension/Engagement/Service: Leadership in extension, public service, and contributions to professional societies; assistance and advice to industry, business, government and other educational institutions; campus service which has an impact on the institution.


  1. Current CV and current SME or SFR (maximum 25 pages)
  2. Letter of nomination from a colleague other than the department head addressing the nominee’s qualifications and potential (maximum 2 pages)
  3. Letter of support from the nominee’s department head (maximum 2 pages)
  4. Letter from the dean supporting the nomination at the university level (maximum 2 pages)

The letters of support should not only address the nominee’s qualifications but should also provide sufficient information that will help the Provost’s Administrative Advisory Committee evaluate the nominee’s leadership potential in the context of her or his appointment across the realms of responsibility.