To: Chairs, Departments in the Physical Sciences
From: Martin Cadwallader, Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School
Date: November 18, 2013
Subject: Steenbock Professorship in Physical Sciences
Deadline for internal competition is Wednesday, February 19, 2014.
The Graduate School is pleased to announce the competition for the Steenbock Professorship in Physical Sciences. This professorship, which is endowed through the generosity of Mrs. Evelyn Steenbock, is among the most prestigious and important professorships for the support of research on campus. The award provides flexible research funds in the amount of earnings on the principal held at UW Trust Funds annually for a period of ten years. For more information about Steenbock Professorships, please see http://grad.wisc.edu/resfunding/steenbock/.
Any person who is tenured or tenure-track faculty member engaged in research in the Physical Sciences may be nominated. However, according to the terms of the professorship, the nominees may not hold an endowed professorship from another source.
Internal Competition Application Instructions:
Nominations may be submitted by UW-Madison departments or by groups of at least three faculty members.
Applications for internal competition:
1. Include the following sections in the nominee ’s application for the internal review.
Letter of nomination from chair/director
Full CV including a complete list of publications
Summary of nominee's research accomplishments (5 pp maximum)
Summary of nominee's teaching evaluations
4-7 letters of recommendation from outside experts in the nominee's field
samples (no more than 10) of recent and major publications
2. Save application as a pdf file. (If you would like to break the application into two pdfs, you can send the sample publications as a separate pdf)
3 . Submit the application as an email attachment to email@example.com by Wednesday, February, 19, 2014 with "Steenbock-PhysicalSciences-applicant’s last name" in the subject line of the email message.
The final selection will be made by a committee of experts in the relevant field chosen from U.S. universities, Canadian universities, and federal agencies. Interested departments or groups of at least three faculty members are invited to recommend names of potential members of the selection committee. Recommendations can be submitted by Wednesday, February 19, 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about the competition?
E-mail email@example.com or call Steve Ackerman (262-1044) or Nick Novak (265-4868).