Call for Nominations: 2016 Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty

The New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE), the Center for Engaged Democracy, Merrimack College’s Graduate Higher Education Program, and CUMU are now accepting nominations for the Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty. This award recognizes a pre-tenure or early career at campuses with long-term contracts and who connects his or her teaching, research, and service to community engagement.

The Lynton Award emphasized community-engaged scholarship across faculty roles. This scholarship of engagement represents an integrated view of faculty roles in which teaching, research, and service overlap and reinforce one another.

This year’s award will be presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU), “Charting the Future of Metropolitan Universities,” which will be held from October 23-25, 2016 in Washington, DC.

To be eligible, the individual must be a full-time faculty member from a U.S. public or private not-for-profit university or college. They are not eligible if they submit tenure materials for review prior to the award application deadline. Nominations can be made by academic colleagues, administrators, students, and community partners. Each nominator should aim to present a comprehensive account of the nominee’s publicly engaged teaching, research, and service and their integration. To this end, the application provides for the inclusion of the names and affiliations of additional nominators. Further, endorsements from individuals familiar with one or more aspects of the nominee’s work can be included in the supporting documentation of the application.

Nominators should submit nominations using these instructions.