University Professorships funded by the Foundation are the most prestigious professorships awarded by the institution. They reflect the following major criteria:
- An extraordinary level of scholarly or creative achievement and clear potential for continuing major accomplishments that enhance the reputation of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
- Documented excellence in various aspects of teaching and outreach and demonstrated commitment to the welfare of traditional and non-traditional learners.
- Extensive involvement and service in furtherance of the several missions of the University (which include activities in national and international organizations in the candidate's field), significantly above the normal level of campus citizenship.
These professorships carry a $15,000 stipend supported by an endowed fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation. University professorships are awarded for a five-year term, and are renewable upon review. In addition, the holder may be reappointed for the duration of his or her tenure by the Chancellor at the time of review. Holders of university professorships will upon retirement carry the University Professorship designation as part of their emeritus title.
University Professorships Committee
|Computer Science & Engineering||2016-2018|
|Sidnie White Crawford,
Cather Professor (on leave 2016-2017)
George Holmes Professor
Lott Distinguished Professor
Youth & Family Studies
George Holmes University Professor
|Physics and Astronomy||2014-2017|
|School of Art, Art History, & Design||2016-2019|
Charles J. Mach University Professor
Ex-Officio Members (w/ voting responsibilities)
Executive Vice Chancellor & Chief Academic Officer, Academic Affairs
Vice Chancellor, IANR
Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development
The chair of the committee is re-appointed annually by the chancellor.