Harold and Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Award
The Harold and Esther Edgerton Junior Faculty Award is presented each year to honor an outstanding junior faculty member who has demonstrated creative research, extraordinary teaching abilities, and academic promise.
Eligibility is limited to full-time tenure-track assistant or associate professors who are in their third year of their pre-tenure status (tenure notification date of May 2021).
The Edgerton Award is a $5,000 award, distributed over a two-year period. The award includes a $3,000 professional development fund available to support research and educational activities such as travel or equipment purchases and a $2,000 salary supplement ($1,000 per year).
Nomination Material Requirements
Completed nomination form
Please indicate the award for which the individual is being nominated, and provide basic information, including contact information for the nominator and seconder (a seconder is not required). In instances where nominators are not chairs or deans, nomination letters are welcome, but not required (maximum 3 pages).
Nomination letter from the nominee’s chair
Please address the faculty member's academic promise, citing examples of the nominee's accomplishments in research/creative activity and in teaching. This letter should include a summary of the candidate's annual evaluations and student course evaluations. It is especially helpful to include how the faculty member's research or creative activity has contributed to superior classroom instruction for undergraduate and graduate students (maximum 3 pages).
Letter from the nominee's college dean
In support of the individual's nomination (maximum 3 pages)
Abbreviated curriculum vitae
Please include a listing of all courses taught in the last three years and highlight published works which took place while at UNL. For multi-author materials, please specify your contributions (maximum 5 pages).
Statement of the candidate's research/creative activity contributions and teaching philosophy and goals
(maximum 3 pages)