University Faculty Awards

Call for Nominations

October 23, 2023

Deans, Department Chairs, and Directors

The University Faculty Awards, held on an annual basis, recognize faculty accomplishments and showcase superb teaching, research, and service at LSU. The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the following university awards:

  • LSU Alumni Professorship (quantity: 3, $6,200 salary increase, $2,500 annual academic support budget)
  • LSU Distinguished Faculty Award (quantity: 5, $2,000 salary increase)
  • LSU Alumni Association Faculty Excellence Award (quantity: 4, $2,000 cash award)
  • LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award (quantity: 5, $3,000 cash award)
  • LSU Alumni Association Rising Faculty Research Award (quantity: 10, $5,000 cash award)
  • Brij Mohan Distinguished Professor Award (quantity: 1, $1,000 cash award to be used by the recipient for projects related to social justice)
  • H.M. "Hub" Cotton Award for Faculty Excellence (quantity: 1, $1,000 cash award)
  • George Deer Distinguished Teaching Award (quantity: 1, $2,000 cash award)
  • Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty Award (quantity: 1, $1,500 cash award)
  • Communication across the Curriculum Outstanding Faculty Award (quantity: 1 $1,500 cash award)
  • Faculty Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Mentoring Award (quantity: 1, $2,500 cash award)

submit nominations for faculty awards

Full descriptions of the awards can be found on our website. A faculty member may be nominated for only one of the above-listed awards. Individual faculty members, department heads or deans may initiate nominations.

All nominations must be channeled through the nominee's department head to the dean's office. Deans will review all nominations for their faculty members and submit them via the link below no later than Friday, February 16, 2024. Please note that each college may have its own internal deadline for receiving nominations prior to this date.

The final nomination materials for each nominee should be combined into a single PDF file and labeled with the nominee's last name and the name of the award (e.g. "Smith_Distinguished Faculty Award"). Requirements for the nomination packets can be found on our website.

Recipients will be recognized at the annual University Faculty Awards Ceremony in the spring semester. Please contact if you have any questions.


Jane Cassidy
Senior Vice Provost

updated November 21, 2023