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Nominations for the Campbell-Bascom Professorship due by May 1

Nominations are invited for the Campbell-Bascom Professorship, which is awarded to faculty in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences who have made outstanding contributions in the field of agriculture. This includes, but is not limited to, those working in the areas of food science, nutrition, horticulture, agronomy, plant pathology, biological systems engineering, bacteriology, biochemistry and genetics. The requirement that the candidates come from agriculture or food-related departments does not exclude those from a non-agriculture or non-food-related department if they are conducting research in those areas.

The Campbell-Bascom Professorship provides the recipient with an annual auxiliary allocation that can be used in support of scholarly activities, including supplies, equipment, research assistants, travel to professional meetings and other research costs. Appointments are made for five years. After five years, nominations for the professorship are re-opened. Current or past recipients may be nominated and considered for reappointment. CALS operating policies specify that Bascom professorship funding is for research purposes only. This professorship was established by the Campbell Soup Company.

The nomination file should contain only the following items:

1) A brief cover letter of nomination.

2) Description of the nominee’s research program and its significance (limit to two pages single-spaced).

3) Description of the nominee’s teaching program and accomplishments, including evidence of student evaluation and recent peer evaluations if available (limit to two pages, single-spaced).

4) Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae.

A six person committee chosen from among the faculty members of the CALS Academic Planning Council and the Research Advisory Council will be asked to recommend a recipient.

Nominations should be received in the Dean’s Office (140 Ag Hall) by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2009. Late nominations cannot be accepted. Please call 262-9812 with any questions.

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