Academic Appointments Manual

Recruit and Appointment

Other Faculty Titles

University Professorship

Job Offer and Appointment

University Professorships are awarded to senior faculty members by the Board of Governors upon recommendation by the President.  The title is awarded to a faculty member who has made exceptional contributions in academic or administrative service or who has earned academic distinction across disciplinary lines.  Consequently, a University Professor need not be part of any particular University department, although the faculty member might be primarily affiliated with one field.  Some University Professors are engaged primarily in administrative duties. 


University Professors have University-wide responsibilities and are to report yearly to the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs on their activities, accomplishments, and plans for the year ahead.  Once appointed, a faculty member remains a University Professor until he/she retires.


A University Professor actively engaged in research and teaching may be provided with a small annual research account, renewed on an annual basis.  These funds may be used for equipment, wages of labor, etc.  

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