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 Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty Affairs welcomes nominations for vacant professorships. Vacant Professorships will remain open until filled.
|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|
|George Holmes University Professorship
|$15,000||Open||Full Professor||In recognition of UNL’s most eminent faculty members who have shown an extraordinary level of scholarly or creative achievement and clear potential for continuing accomplishments. Learn more about the George Holmes Professorship|
|Charles Mach University Professorship
|$15,000||Open||Full Professor||In recognition of UNL’s most eminent faculty members who have shown an extraordinary level of scholarly or creative achievement and clear potential for continuing accomplishments. Learn more about the Charles Mach Professorship|
Nomination Instructions and Timeline Deadline: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Please note that colleges, departments, and other administrative subunits may have additional deadlines to be observed.
Step 1: Nominations are submitted electronically to go.unl.edu/professorship.
Step 2: 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
Step 3: 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.
Fall: Professorship recipients are recognized at the Professorships Luncheon.
Individuals may hold only one named professorship or chair with an associated stipend at any given time.
Learn more about the Named Professorships, current holders and past recipients.
Learn more about the University Professorships, current holders and past recipients.
- George Holmes University Professorship
- Paula and D.B. Varner University Professorship
- James Hewett University Professorship
- Eugene W. Price University Professorship
- Charles J. Mach University Professorship
- Foundation Regents University Professorship
- Hillegass University Professorship
- Lewis Lehr/3M University Professorship
- William B. Allington University Professorship