Professorships and Chairs

There’s a chain reaction that occurs when bright minds converge in innovative spaces. Theories become revolutionary new ways forward. Experts become foremost in their field. New breakthroughs, once far off, are suddenly within reach. That’s not all. Faculty illuminate young minds with possibilities. Purpose is found and potential, unleashed.  A key priority of IGNITE: The Campaign for the College of Pharmacy is securing visionary gifts to establish new named endowed chairs and professorships, the highest honors bestowed upon academic faculty.

NAMED CHAIR

The endowed chair represents the highest honor the University can confer on prominent faculty members. Endowed chairs help attract and retain brilliant scholars. By providing dedicated resources for innovative research and teaching opportunities, endowed chairs enable the most gifted faculty members and administrators to excel in their scholarly activities.

  • Provides support to a faculty chair holder under current governing policies and procedures of the University and Campus
  • May be used for retention and recruitment
  • May include expenses directly related to the chair
  • For College positions, the Dean may select the chair subject to the approval of the appropriate University officials and the Board of Trustees; Campus-wide chairs may be selected by the Provost subject to the approval of the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees.

NAMED PROFESSORSHIP

Named professorships allow the University to recruit promising researchers and teachers from around the world and encourage them to expand their careers at Illinois.

  • Provides support to a faculty professorship holder under current governing policies and procedures of the University and Campus
  • May be used for faculty support, awards, retention or recruitment
  • May include expenses directly related to the professorship
  • For College positions, the Dean may select the professor subject to the approval of the appropriate University officials and the Board of Trustees; Campus-wide professors may be selected by the Provost subject to the approval of the Chancellor and the Board of Trustees.

For More Information on Professorships and Chairs, Contact:

Ben Stickan, Assistant Dean of Advancement

833 South Wood Street, (MC 874), Chicago, Illinois 60612

Endowed Positions List