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University Faculty Scholar

Note: All internal due dates are currently based on an estimated university due date. If the actual university due date is sooner than the estimated date, internal due dates may need to be updated. Any changes to due dates will be communicated as quickly as possible.

Important Dates:
8-31-23 Packages are due to department heads – contact your department head for what is required
9-7-23 Full packages are due to the Award Review Group – department heads submit nominations (up to 2) – nominees to email materials to Xiangwu Zhang
9-14-23 Award Review Group selects college nominations; all nominees are notified; comments and suggestions on packages are due to the college nominees
9-28-23 Final packages are due to the dean’s office – nominees to email them to the dean’s EA
10-12-23 (Estimated) Packages are due to the university – Dean’s EA will submit

Additional dates will be available at

Wilson College of Textiles Nomination Limit: 2

Award Review Group (all by position): Emiel DenHartog, Jeff Joines, Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Abdel-Fattah Seyam, Xiangwu Zhang

Award Website:

Award Information
Award recipients receive a permanent increase to their base salary and will retain the title of University Faculty Scholar for the duration of their appointment at NC State.

The Wilson College of Textiles may submit two candidates for the Fall 2022 award period.

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
  • Faculty members who were nominated but not named University Faculty Scholars in previous years and are still eligible may be re-nominated by their college
  • No one may receive the award twice


  • Significant Achievement Appropriate to Rank in Research/Scholarship, Teaching and/or Extension/Engagement/Service:
  • (Examples in categories below are not exhaustive)
    • 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.


  • Each department head will solicit qualified nominations from the faculty in their department. Departments may determine their own internal procedures for selecting their nominees.
  • The department head will make the final decision and submit up to two nominations to the review group. The review group is comprised of the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, the Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension, the Associate Dean for Research, the TATM Department Head and the TECS Department Head.
  • The review group will submit up to two nominations to the dean.
  • The dean will review and approve the nominations and submit the final recommendation to the Provost and University Faculty Scholars Committee.
  • Candidates may be self-nominated or nominated by a colleague.
  • The candidate’s nomination package to the review group must include:
    • Current CV, current SME/SFR, summary statement of teaching evaluations (maximum 25 pages total)
    • Faculty with significant extension responsibilities – impact statement describing how their service philosophy and activities impact the extension community (1 page)
    • Letter of nomination from a colleague other than the department head addressing the nominee’s qualifications and potential (maximum 2 pages)
    • Letter of support from the nominee’s department head (maximum 2 pages)
  • The college’s nomination package should include all items listed above from the candidate’s nomination package as well as:
    • Letter from the dean supporting the nomination at the university level. The letter should address the nominee’s contributions at the university level and address his/her/their contributions/impact/value to the department/college/university (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.
  • Additional details can be found on the process website: