Neikirk Term Chair

Selection Process

The Dean/Vice Provost will notify faculty eligible for consideration and encourage their application. Eligible faculty interested in being considered for the appointment will be asked to submit the following materials electronically (in a single PDF document):

  • A one-page letter of interest addressed to the Dean/Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • An updated CV (please underscore special achievements related to teaching such as innovative instructional grants, teaching awards or citations, etc.)
  • A vision statement (limited to three pages) outlining a feasible plan or project focus for advancing innovative undergraduate teaching in Department of Undergraduate Education programs during their term
  • A personalized and nuanced teaching statement (limited to three pages) outlining experiences in Department of Undergraduate Education programs and/or teaching undergraduates in the donor-identified fields
  • A list of the relevant undergraduate courses from the previous five years (title and term/year offered), a brief synopsis, and a copy of the course evaluaion for each

The process for selecting the candidate for the Waldo W. Neikirk Term Chair:

  1. The Dean/Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education appoints an ad hoc search committee of professors who have taught in the collegium and/or clusters or contributed to undergraduate education in significant ways but are ineligible for consideration because of their expertise falls outside the donor identified areas. The ad hoc search committee will review the materials submitted by all applicants, interview top candidates, and make a recommendation to the Dean/Vice Provost.
  2. The Dean/Vice Provost will inform the recommended candidate and oversee the preparation of the candidate’s dossier. The dossier will be presented either to the Honors Faculty Advisory Committee or the Freshman Cluster Coordinators for review and vote.
  3. The Dean/Vice Provost forwards the completed dossier with a record of the faculty vote to the Academic Personnel Office (APO). After checking the dossier, APO forwards it to the Council on Academic Personnel (CAP) for review and recommendation to the Vice Chancellor-Academic Personnel (VC-AP) for final decision. The Dean/Vice Provost issues the appointment letter.