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.

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
George Holmes University Professorship
(University)
$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
(University)
$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
Willa Cather
Charles Bessey
John E. Weaver
Aaron Douglas
Susan J. Rosowski

Nomination Instructions and Timeline Deadline: Friday, November 8, 2019

Step 1: Nominations are submitted electronically to executivevcoffice@unl.edu.

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.