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The Office of Faculty Affairs manages the processes for promotion and tenure, endowed chair elections, vetting and appointment of new hires at senior ranks, and emeritus elections for the School of Medicine.

 

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Endowed Professorships

Full-time faculty at or above the rank of Associate Professor (regardless of tenure status) are eligible to be elected to a department’s vacant endowed professorship.

Nominees are asked to submit a current CV, documentation of excellence in the area recognized by the endowment, and a list of referees.  For more information, please request our Endowed Professorship SOP from Sue Weiss.  The sponsoring department chair is also asked to submit a letter of nomination.

The nomination process includes input from internal and external colleagues, review at the School and Provost levels, and final approval by the Board of Visitors.  The process can take 4-6 months, depending on the timing of Board of Visitors meetings.  Once formally elected by the BoV, new chair holders will receive a wooden captain’s chair (pictured above), affixed with a brass plaque listing the details of their professorship.

Related policies: School of Medicine Policy 1.905: Appointment, Review, and Renewal of Endowed Professorships in the School of Medicine; Provost Policy: Appointment of Endowed and Eminent Scholars Chairs.

Emeritus Elections

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Emeritus rank is intended to honor retiring faculty who have contributed extraordinarily to their department, the School, and/or the University over the course of their careers. Provost policy 018: Emeritus Faculty details the eligibility requirements for emeritus rank.

Emeritus rank is an honor; eligibility does not guarantee conferral. The retiring faculty member must be recommended by their department chair, the dean of the School of Medicine, the provost, and, ultimately, be approved by the Board of Visitors.

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