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 Senior Vice Chancellor welcomes nominations for vacant professorships.

Learn more about each professorship, past recipients, and nomination instructions. Nomination materials are due on October 31, 2016.

Call for 2017-2018
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

The University Professorships Committee reviews nominees and recommends candidates to the Senior Vice Chancellor who makes recommendations to the Chancellor for his consideration. Nominations are due Monday, October 31, 2016.

Nomination files are reviewed and candidates progressing to the second review for whom outside references will be contacted to complete the full dossier are notified in December. Nominees should ensure the willingness of external references to review files prior to submission of the professorship nomination materials.

Full dossiers are reviewed and successful candidates are notified in March. New professorship recipients are recognized at the University Honors Convocation in April.

Individuals may hold only one named professorship or chair with an associated stipend and may need to relinquish a professorship designation to accept another professorship.

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