Call for nominations: 2023 Honorific Professorships

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The Senate Committee on Awards is now accepting nominations for University Professorships and Distinguished Research Professorships.

University Professorships are conferred upon long-serving tenured faculty members who have demonstrated a commitment to participation in University life and/or contribution to the University as a community, as well as appropriate levels of scholarship and teaching success. 

The Distinguished Research Professorship is awarded to a member of the faculty who has made outstanding contributions to the University through research. The Distinguished Research Professor will have demonstrated scholarly achievement by sustained publication or other recognized and accepted demonstrations of sustained authoritative contributions to scholarship.

Nominations may be made by all tenured faculty members, who shall provide a complete nomination file, including the nominee’s c.v., a detailed letter of nomination explaining how the candidate’s achievements conform to the general criteria, along with three (3) letters of support from those in a position to comment on the nominee’s achievements and contributions.

Additional details about the criteria and nomination procedures are set out in the Senate Policy on Honorific Professorships. Nominations for Honorific Professorships should be submitted by Friday, March 17 at 4:30 p.m. Nominations may be submitted via the Distinguished Research Professor mach form, the University Professor mach form available on the Awards webpage, or by sending the PDF form to the committee secretary at

York strongly values diversity and equity within its research community and encourages nominations of those who are under-represented in recent competitions.