Distinguished Professors must be current, full-time active members of the faculty holding the rank of Professor; not currently hold an endowed chair, professorship, or faculty fellowship; be acknowledged leaders in their fields of research or creative activity.
This national and international leadership would be documented by (a) notable contributions to research published in leading journals and/or books and creative accomplishments widely recognized for excellence; (b) prestigious awards and citations; and (c) a substantial record of invited lectures or performances delivered at prestigious institutions; have demonstrated significant leadership in raising the standards of the University with respect to teaching, research or creative activity, and service; and, have demonstrated excellent teaching skills and contributed significantly to the education of students who subsequently have achieved recognition of excellence in their fields.
For more information on the nomination and selection process, please go to Policy HR-10, Distinguished Professorships.
List of Distinguished Professors [PDF]
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