William David Blunk Memorial Professorship

About the Professorship

The William David Blunk Memorial Professorship recognizes a member of the faculty who has demonstrated an outstanding record both in undergraduate teaching, and in concern for undergraduates as demonstrated through advising and general guidance given to students.


February 23, 2021

Number of Nominations

One (1) nomination per college

Nominee Qualifications

Each nominee must hold a tenured faculty appointment at UT Austin, preferably at the level of professor. No adjustment in faculty workload is made for the Professorship holder during the year of appointment. Professorship holders must be on campus during their appointments.

Candidates will be judged in terms of:

  • General academic qualifications and performance
  • Demonstrated teaching ability, particularly with undergraduates
  • Evidence of special interests in and on behalf of undergraduate students, including undergraduate thesis advising, undergraduate involvement in research, academic advising and other efforts which make the student educational experience more satisfying and meaningful

Nomination Materials Required

See Teaching Awards Nomination Package

Award Amount

The Professorship is for one academic year, although the terms of establishment provide for the possibility of one or even two renewals for a truly outstanding individual. The Professorship carries with it an $18,500 award.*

*Amount of honorarium varies depending on endowment income

Past Recipients

List of previous recipients.

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UTA 6.440, Mailcode D7600

Mailing Address

Executive Vice President and Provost
Institutional Accreditation
1616 Guadalupe St., D7600
Austin, Texas 78701