Sophie Washburn French Instructorship

We invite nominations for the Sophie Washburn French Instructorship, a newly instituted annual award recognizing excellence in language instruction among language lecturers in the College of Arts & Sciences. The awardee will hold the instructorship for one academic year. In addition to the title, the holder of the Sophie Washburn French Instructorship in a given year will receive professional development funds in the amount of $5,000. Chairs and directors may nominate up to two lecturers each year. (Award winners will be ineligible for the award for two academic years following the year in which they hold the award.)

Eligibility

Eligible Title:

Language lecturers

Criteria:

Instructors of language, in recognition of excellence in language instruction (Note that his award allows for lecturers to receive the award more than once, but not more frequently than every 3 years.)

Available Awards:

Two awards - $5,000 professional development fund

Nomination Process

Chairs and directors may nominate up to two language lecturers each year. (Award winners will be ineligible for the award for two academic years following the year in which they hold the award.) The 2022 nomination submission deadline is Friday, February 25th, 2022.

Each nomination must include:

  1. Chair’s nomination letter
  2. Candidate’s CV

All materials should be submitted as a single pdf.

Click here to submit a nomination package.

Recipients

2021-22

  • Brenda Schertz, linguistics
  • Thierry Torea, Romance studies 

2020-21

  • Stephanie Divo, Asian studies
  • Makda Weatherspoon, Near Eastern studies

2018-19

  • Gunhild Lischke, German studies

2017-18

  • Munther Younes, Near Eastern studies

2016-17

  • Silvia Amigo-Silvestre, Romance studies
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