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 31, 2016.
|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 Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer 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 Laurels reception 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.