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.

Call for 2019-2020
Name Stipend Discipline Position Description
Willa Cather / Charles Bessey
(Named)
$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
(Named)
$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
(Named)
$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
Willa Cather
Charles Bessey
John E. Weaver
Aaron Douglas
Susan J. Rosowski

Nomination Instructions and Timeline Deadline: Monday, October 29, 2018

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.