Nominations | Present Professorships | Past Professorships

There is a preference for USD faculty awardees over visitors. There will be an annual publication with information on University Professors and other forms of recognition.

University Professorship Oversight Committee:

University Professorship Oversight Committee validates and monitors standards and process over time; members include one person from each School, two from the College, with three-year appointments (one-third changing each year).


  1. Dean accepts nominations and applications and has flexibility to use a consultation process appropriate for his/her academic unit.
  2. Supporting materials (resume and a summary letter indicating qualifications) forwarded by the dean to University Professorship Oversight Committee
  3. University Professorship Oversight Committee ratifies professorships; in the unlikely event of non-approval, request will be sent back to school/college dean for clarification/further information.
  4. University Professorship Oversight Committee forwards names to the President of the University for official appointment of University Professors.

Contact Information

Vice President and Provost
Hughes Center 214
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4553
Fax: (619) 260-2210

Office Hours

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.