II. Academic Policies

Special Faculty Titles

Endowed Chairs, Professorships, Fellowships

The University has received endowments to fund chairs, professorships, and fellowships. The nominations for these positions are made by the colleges. These positions may provide additional research funding, staff support, graduate student funding, or release time to pursue research/creative projects (see University Policies HR-81, "University-Named Professorships," HR-82, "University-Named Chairs," and HR-83, "University Endowed Fellowships").

Evan Pugh Professorships

This title is granted to candidates at the rank of professor whose research publications or creative work or both have been of the highest quality over a period of time and who, moreover, have contributed significantly to the education of students who later achieve recognition in the candidate's discipline. The title carries a salary supplement and a supplement for research (see University Policy HR-87, "Evan Pugh Professorships").

Distinguished Professors

This title is awarded to candidates at the rank of professor who display an exceptional record of teaching, research and/or creativity, and service (see University Policy HR-10, "Distinguished Professorships").