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University Professorships

Nominations Present Professorships Past Professorships

University Professors are those who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievements in teaching and research supporting the mission and goals of USD.


  • Nominations/applications due to Deans: Monday, November 3, 2014, or such earlier date as set by the academic unit
  • Recommendations from the Deans due to University Professorship Oversight Committee: Monday, December 1, 2014
  • Ratification by University Professorship Oversight Committee due by: January 16, 2015
  • Announcements by President: Last week of January 2015

Number of Professorships:

Five professorships in total: two for Arts and Sciences, one for Business, one for Law, one each for SOLES and Nursing in alternate years: in 2015-2016, Nursing has one. In the future, there will be professorships from the School of Peace Studies.

Financial Resources:

$20,000 per professorship.

For an internal professorship, the funds may be used flexibly for course reduction, salary supplement, travel, project needs, or other appropriate purpose; for course reductions, the cost to buy out a course is determined by the dean (depending on cost of replacement, among other factors). Benefits charged at 9.68% to the professorship account for course reductions and/or stipends.


  • This one-year professorship is based on outstanding contributions at USD in teaching and research;
  • Tenure required;
  • There must be a seven-year hiatus between this award and a prior University Professorship.