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Board of Governors Professorships
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Board of Governors Professorships are awarded to individuals whose accomplishments are recognized nationally or internationally as being consistently and unusually outstanding at a level exceeding even the extremely high standards expected of faculty members who have earned Professor II designations at the University. These professorships recognize faculty members whose accomplishments are particularly outstanding and have earned the individual faculty member national or international distinction within the discipline.
Unlike endowed chairs, Board of Governors Professorships are not permanent positions. Instead, they are linked to a specific distinguished individual member of the faculty. Upon the faculty member’s retirement or departure the specific Board of Governors Professorship ceases to exist.
Board of Governors Professorships begin with the nomination by the appropriate dean. The dean, after consultation with the department or unit chair, will discuss the nomination with the chancellor or, in New Brunswick, with the University Vice President for Academic Affairs. If there is general agreement that consideration of a Board of Governors Professorship is warranted, the dean shall discuss with the appropriate department chair a list of external referees to document the high scholarly and research achievements of the candidate. This list of referees will be submitted to the Chancellor or to the Office of the University Vice President for Academic Affairs, along with the nomination by the Dean or the Department Chair, or both, and the C.V. of the nominee. Using the standard solicitation letter, the Office of the Chancellor or of the University Vice President for Academic Affairs will write to the referees. If the external letters support the nomination, the University Vice President for Academic Affairs submits the package to the BOG Professorship Review Committee and to the Camden and Newark Chancellors for review. If the reviews are positive, the candidate is recommended to the President, who shall evaluate the credentials and, if the President concurs, recommend to the Educational Policy and Planning Committee and to the Board of Governors.