The Board of Governors established the University Scholars Program in 2007 to recognize the excellence of faculty members in the areas of research, scholarship and creative performance. In continuation of this program, the Office of the Vice-President Research invites applications for the 2014 University Scholar appointments from faculty members in the Faculty of Education, Faculty of Fine Arts, or the Faculty Arts & Science (discipline: Social Sciences1). One University Scholar appointment will be made in each Faculty.
1In accordance with Tri-Council guidelines for the eligiblity of subject matter at SSHRC. Consult the guidelines here.
For a list of current and previous scholars, click here.
Commencing 2014, the University Scholar appointments will run for a three-year term. University Scholar appointments made on or prior to 2013 will remain as two-year terms.
The University Scholars program recognizes and promotes research excellence across all Faculties within the University of Lethbridge. The award is intended to provide support for on-going research activities and develop capacity beyond the term of the award. This award is not intended to be an end-of-career recognition.
The Board of Governors provides University Scholars with a research grant totaling $5,000 over the three years of the designation, in addition to $1,500 over three years that may be used towards conference travel, conference registration, speaking and/or performance engagement expenses, or other dissemination activities. One course relief in teaching duty will be granted in each year of an appointment. Each University Scholar must give a public lecture or performance as part of the University Scholars Series at the University of Lethbridge during the final year of their designation as a University Scholar.
Complete application packages should be submitted to Dr. Lesley Brown, Associate Vice-President (Research), no later than Friday, January 31, 2014. Application packages, including letters of reference, may be submitted electronically (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in hardcopy format. ALL materials must be received prior to the posted deadline.
The required contents of the application package include:
University Scholars must hold the hold the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor. Appointments will be made on the basis of a combination of demonstrated excellence in research, scholarship or performance, and of the proposed work that would be facilitated by the award. Excellence of the candidates will be based on academic record and evaluated according to stage of career progress.
The Board will appoint University Scholars on the basis of recommendations made by the President following evaluation by Faculty level Selection Committees. The Selection Committees will be chaired by the Associate Vice-President (Research) and comprised of:
Complete application packages for the University Scholars Program will be submitted for review and evaluation by at least three (3) external reviewers. The Selection Committees, considering the proposals and the reviews, will recommend to the President a candidate for each appointment. The Board of Governors will announce the recipients of the awards during the Spring 2014 semester. The three-year appointments will commence on July 1, 2014.
|Health Sciences||Judith Kulig|
|Fine Arts||Peter Visentin|
|Social Sciences||Judith Whitehead|
|Health Sciences||Not awarded|
|2010-2012||Education||Amy von Heyking|
|Social Sciences||Catherine Kingfisher|
|Fine Arts||Not awarded|
|2009-2011||Health Sciences||Judith Kulig|
|Fine Arts||Lisa Doolittle|
|Social Sciences||Claudia Malacrida|
For further information and assistance, please contact Dr. Lesley Brown, Associate Vice-President at 403-329-2249 or at email@example.com