Dunavant Professorships are endowed by a generous gift from William Dunavant. The
College of Arts and Sciences awards one to four professorships annually. Awardees
receive $5,000 per year for three years to support their research programs. Since
1999, over forty Dunavant Professorships have been awarded.
Consideration is given to insure equitable distribution among all of the disciplines
and grand divisions (i.e., Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Humanities); however,
outstanding achievement is the major consideration. Awardees are ineligible for re-consideration
for a minimum of three years following expiration of the initial award.
Nominations are sought annually for tenured faculty who:
- Demonstrate exceptional achievement in teaching, scholarship, service, and outreach
- Are associate or full professors
- Have served as members of the University of Memphis faculty for a minimum of eight
University of Memphis faculty members, department chairs, and administrators are eligible
to make nominations. Nominations for Academic Year 2015-2016 awards are due no later than April 15, 2015.
Please address nominating letters to:
Thomas J. Nenon, Dean
College of Arts and Sciences or email Penny Saed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Scates Hall 107
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