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The Ann C. Crouter Early Career Faculty Award

The Ann C. Crouter Early Career Faculty Award recognizes outstanding faculty members in the College of Health and Human Development who exhibit academic excellence early in their careers. Those eligible will have been in the College no longer than 10 years and will not yet have attained the highest faculty rank.

Eligibility:

Faculty will have been in the College of Health and Human Development no longer than 10 years and will not yet have attained the highest faculty rank (e.g., Professor, Teaching Professor, and Research Professor).

Criteria:

Faculty early in their careers who exhibit academic excellence. Academic excellence refers to outstanding accomplishments in the domains of performance expected of the faculty member’s position.

  • Tenure track faculty: the focus would be on individuals who combine excellent research with strong teaching (both inside and outside of the classroom) and a high level of commitment to service and/or outreach.
  • Non-tenure track faculty: the focus would be on the primary area of responsibility (i.e. excellent teaching or excellent research), coupled with a high level of commitment to service and/or outreach.

Nominating Procedure:

The nomination shall consist of the following:

  1. A resume or curriculum vita
  2. Nomination letter from respective unit head or research center director that details how the candidate’s contributions meets the criteria
  3. Other information pertinent to the candidate’s accomplishments

Award

The recipient will receive a monetary award and a plaque.

Deadline

The nomination period for this award is open until May 31.

Submission Process

Completed nomination packets can be submitted by one of these three ways:

  1. Mail:
    Lindsey Zapletal
    Alumni Relations
    College of Health and Human Development
    325 HHD Building
    University Park, PA 16802-6501
  2. Email:
    Lindsey Zapletal at LMZ13@PSU.EDU
  3. Online: Nominate a deserving faculty member