Call for nominations: University Scholar

Please accept this notice as an official call for nominations for the title of University Scholar (US) .

This is a new policy that has recently been approved by the Senate Committee on Appointments and Senate.  The timelines for identifying University Scholars will be amended for this year only, by shortening the nomination and selection process as follows:

The deadline for nominations for this year only is December 15th.  The deadline for the submission of nominations selected for the final phase will be February 15.  The Faculty selection committee will make its recommendation to the Senate Committee on Appointments by March 15. 

Please forward by December 15th  (addressed and delivered via email or hardcopy to the Faculty Dean) a letter of nomination (maximum 3 pages) signed by four individuals, at least two of whom must be McMaster professors.  (Self-nomination is not acceptable).  The letter should outline why the nominee is deemed to fit the criteria for this title.  The nominee’s CV is also required.

The complete University Scholar policy can be found at the following link: or