USC Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award

The USC Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award honors up to four retired faculty each year for their eminent careers. Since its inception in 1982, the award has been bestowed upon 121 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 every April. 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 administration of the Provost.


Nominations for the Award are due Tuesday, November 11, 2016. Late nominations will be considered the following year.

Award Nomination Online Submission Form

2017 FLAA Call for Nominations FINAL

Deliver Nominations to:


USC Emeriti Center
835 W. 34th Street, URC 103
Los Angeles‎ CA‎ 90089-0751


2016 Recipients of the Faculty Lifetime Achievement Awards:

Arnold C.G. Platzker, Professor Emeritus
Harold Charles Slavkin, Professor and Dean Emeritus of Dentistry
Bert M. Steece, Professor Emeritus of Statistics
J. Ann Tickner, Professor Emerita of International Relations

For a list of previous years’ recipients, click here.