The Romanell-Phi Beta Kappa Professorship is awarded annually to scholars in the field of philosophy, without restriction to any one school of philosophical thought. The professorship recognizes not only distinguished achievement but also the recipient’s contribution or potential contribution to public understanding of philosophy.
The professorship carries with it a stipend of $7,500, which will be awarded in addition to the recipient’s regular salary. The professorship is not renewable. The recipient will be expected to give a series of three special lectures during the year of the professorship. The lectures are to be given at a Phi Beta Kappa chapter sheltering institution and must be open to the general public as well as to the academic community.
The professorship was established in 1983 by an endowment from Patrick and Edna Romanell. Patrick Romanell, a Phi Beta Kappa member from Brooklyn College, was the H.Y. Benedict Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas, El Paso.
The deadline for nominations for the 2018-2019 Professorship is June 15, 2018.
Professorship nominees do not have to be members of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, but all nominations must be submitted to the national office by a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Each chapter is invited to submit one nomination per year.
The completed nomination form should be sent electronically to Jen Horneman.