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Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award

The USC Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award is an official University Award. It honors up to four retired faculty each year for their eminent careers. Since its inception in 1982, the award has been bestowed upon retired faculty from the arts and humanities; social sciences; science, technology, engineering and mathematics; medicine; and other professional disciplines.

Active and retired faculty, administrators and staff, and friends of the university are urged to make nominations. Awards are conferred at the annual Academic Honors Convocation. The Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award includes an honorarium of $2,000, an illuminated scroll setting forth the honoree’s contributions, and a citation in the Honors Convocation program, all provided through the generosity of the Provost.

For a complete list of previous Award winners, please visit the Provost’s Award Page. 

Nominate a faculty member

ELIGIBILITY: Retired faculty who have been full-time USC faculty members for a minimum of 10 years prior to retirement.

NOMINATION REQUIREMENTS: Nomination letter describing nominee’s accomplishments; nominee’s complete curriculum vitae; nomination form; two or more endorsement letters.

Contributions are evaluated on 7 criteria: teaching, research or artistic achievement, publications, university service, community/government service, professional organization contributions, awards/recognitions.

Nominations are due Friday, November 17, 2023

Award Recipients

John Slaughter

Dr. Slaughter has been a pioneer in science and education for more than half a century, resulting in extensive and long-lasting contributions to engineering as...

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Michael Stallcup

Dr. Stallcup excelled in teaching, research, and service to the Keck School of Medicine and the scientific community.

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Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

Dr. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo is an internationally renowned scholar who has demonstrated exceptional achievement and a lifetime of scholarly contributions to the study of international migration,...

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