Apply For Membership

Applicants for membership must have a tenured appointment in one of the University’s colleges or schools and the rank of associate or full professor at the time of application, and should demonstrate:
  • evidence of a willing commitment to the mission of the Society of Vincent de Paul Professors;
  • active leadership that directly contributes to the enhancement of the University;
  • consistently outstanding classroom teaching across a broad base of students;
  • recognized and significant scholarly or artistic achievements.
Application materials should include:
  • a letter of application explicitly referring to past activities relevant to the mission of the Society;
  • a current c.v.
  • evidence of teaching excellence including a list of courses taught over the past three years. (This evidence may include syllabi, peer reviews, examples of curriculum development, and student evaluations.)
  • three letters of recommendation that speak to candidate qualifications. At least one of the three letters must be from a DePaul faculty member or administrator.
  • a letter of support from the Dean of the applicant’s college or school. (This is in addition to the three letters of recommendation.)
Applications should not include samples of scholarly/artistic accomplishment; these should be described in the c.v. and/or letter of application. Leadership in service activities should also be apparent in the c.v. and/or described in the letter of application.
Candidates should submit their materials to the Dean of their college or school, who should forward them along with his or her letter of support to the Chair of the Membership Committee. Applicants will be considered by the Membership Committee and the full Society, and new members will be inducted into the Society at the beginning of the next academic year.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Professor Susanna Epp,the 2011-2012 SVdPP Executive Committee Chair.