Professorships

Professorships

Professorships are one of the highest forms of recognition provided by the University. They are used to attract, reward, and retain distinguished faculty, leaders, scholars, and artists of national and international reputation. Each fall, the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer welcomes nominations for vacant professorships.

Learn more about each professorship, past recipients, and nomination instructions. Nomination materials are due on October 30, 2017.

Call for 2018-2019
Professorship Name Stipend Discipline Position Description
Willa Cather / Charles Bessey $5,000 Open Full Professor In recognition of distinguished scholarship or creative activity. Learn more about the Cather/Bessey Professorship
John E. Weaver / Aaron Douglas $5,000 Open Full Professor In recognition of a sustained record of teaching excellence and national visibility for instructional activities/practice. Learn more about the Weaver/Douglas Professorship
Susan J. Rosowski $3,000 Open Associate Professor In recognition of significant contributions in research and teaching and exceptional promise for future excellence. Learn more about the Rosowski Professorship

Nomination Instructions and Timeline Deadline: Monday, October 30, 2017

November: Initial Review of files by the University Professorships Committee

December: Notification of candidates as to whether their file is progressing to the second stage of review. For those files that are progressing to the second stage of review, external references are contacted to add their letters to the files. Note that nominees/nominators should ensure the willingness of external references prior to submission of the professorship nomination materials.

Spring: Full dossiers, including external reference letters, are reviewed by the University Professorships Committee. The Committee makes recommendations to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, who makes recommendations to the Chancellor. Professorships recipients are notified.

Fall: Professorship recipients are recognized at The Laurels reception.

Individuals may hold only one named professorship or chair with an associated stipend at any given time.

Available Professorships

Willa Cather & Charles Bessey Professorships

Willa Cather
Willa Cather
Charles Bessey
Charles Bessey

Stipend: $5,000

Discipline: Open

Position: Full Professor

In recognition of distinguished scholarship or creative activity.

Past recipients

John E. Weaver & Aaron Douglas Professorships

John E. Weaver
John E. Weaver
Aaron Douglas
Aaron Douglas

Stipend: $5,000

Discipline: Open

Position: Full Professor

In recognition of a sustained record of teaching excellence and national visibility for instructional activities/practice.

Past recipients

Susan J. Rosowski Professorship

Susan J. Rosowski
Susan J. Rosowski

Stipend: $3,000

Discipline: Open

Position: Associate Professor

In recognition of faculty who show exceptional promise for future excellence and distinguished scholarship or creative activity.

Past recipients