Please recall my June 2, 2006 memo wherein we described the process our College follows when awarding endowed faculty positions. I wish to activate this process to review applications for four endowed faculty positions.
In September, we expect to award the Denman Professorship in Pulp and Paper Science, the Donald J. and Robert G. McLachlan\MCMC Resources Endowed Professorship, and the David R. M. Scott Professorship in Forest Resources. We also wish to nominate a CFR faculty member for the Virginia and Prentice Bloedel Professorship.
As a first step in identifying appropriate highly-qualified CFR candidates for these awards, I would like to open the floor for nominations. Please give consideration to someone you believe will use the Professorships to meet donor needs, advance the College's mission, vision, and strategic themes, who possesses the highest levels of scholarship and personal attributes, and who has demonstrated a high level of academic and professional leadership. This should include working with a broad cross-section of individuals, integrating their work with others within the College as well as with others in the University and the community.
Denman Professorship in Pulp and Paper Science
The Denman Professorship in Pulp and Paper Science was established to enhance the University's ability to attract and retain distinguished faculty in pulp and paper science. Candidates must demonstrate, through professional activities and academic preparation, expertise in pulp and paper science. Further, candidates must address how they intend to contribute to the emerging bioresource science and technology program in our College through their work in bio-fuels, bio-energy and bio-products.
Donald J. and Robert G. McLachlan\MCMC Resources Endowed Professorship
The Donald J. and Robert G. McLachlan\MCMC Resources Endowed Professorship was created to provide financial support to deserving faculty in the Forest Engineering program of the College of Forest Resources. Faculty working with advanced technologies, including remote sensing, informatics, decision support systems, mechatronics, mechanical, electrical, and bio-sensors, and bioresource science which offer promise to extend the utilization of forest resources in a sustainable manner are eligible to be considered for the Professorship. In considering faculty eligibility for this Professorship, we will consider the intent of the donors as closely as we can within the changed circumstances resulting from recent curricular revisions. We will consider prospective faculty research programs, the relevance of faculty academic experience, and how interdisciplinary capstone course work in the College will benefit. These factors, in conjunction with a focus on sustainable resource utilization, will inform our award process.
David R. M. Scott Professorship in Forest Resources
The David R. M. Scott Professorship in Forest Resources was established to reward distinguished faculty of the College who have demonstrated, through professional activities, expertise in sustainable resource management and science, including the study, teaching, and research in silviculture and forest ecology. Candidates must address how they intend to contribute to the development of our undergraduate and graduate programs in sustainable resource management and science in an era of rapidly changing societal demands.
Virginia and Prentice Bloedel Professorship
The Virginia and Prentice Bloedel Professorship is awarded to outstanding faculty who have demonstrated, through leadership in professional activities and research, expertise in their respective discipline.
Nominations for all Professorships must include a current CV and a 1-2 page statement indicating how the recipient intends to use the Professorship to further the purposes and intent of the endowment. Outside letters of support will be accepted but are not required.
All nominations should reach the Office of the Dean no later than May 1, 2007. Shortly thereafter, the dean will request the EFC, acting as a nomination review committee, to review all nominations received, evaluate them for quality and relevance, and recommend one or more candidates (per Professorship) to him for further review and action. Any single nomination may only be directed towards one of the endowed positions and candidates will only be considered for one Professorship.
B. Bruce Bare, Dean