Eminent Professorships

Policy number: 
06.015
Policy description: 

The University of North Texas recognizes three eminent professorships. 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.  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 productivity. The purpose of the Regents’ Professorship award is to provide recognition and salary support for individuals at the rank of professor who have performed outstanding teaching, research, and service to the profession and to the University of North Texas, and who have achieved a high level of national and international recognition.

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Policy owner: VP for Academic Affairs
Policy contact: 
Elizabeth Oldmixon
Policy Director, Office of the Provost
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Applies to: 
Faculty
Date Issued: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Last updated: 

Date: 
07/16/2020
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
Revised to incorporate the three eminent professorships recognized by UNT into one policy.
Date: 
06/11/2014
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
Revised change the review cycle from three to five years; include an opportunity to retire as University Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus; provide clarification of retention of salary; and include a provision that University Distinguished Teaching Professors cannot hold Regents Professorship simultaneously. Effective 6/11/2014.
Date: 
04/07/2009
Action: 
New Policy
Comments: 
Establishes a process to recognize distinguished teaching at UNT. Effective 04/07/2009.