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Special Appointments

Curators’ Distinguished Professor/Teaching Professor Appointments

Established in March 1968 by the University of Missouri Board of Curators, these prestigious positions are bestowed only upon outstanding scholars with established reputations. Therefore, it is expected that there will be few such appointments. 

To see a list of active appointments click the link below.

To learn about the selection process, funding, and conditions of the appointment use the links provided below.

To submit a nomination to the Office of Academic Affairs

  1. Check the Board of Curators meeting dates by clicking here to ensure you are able to send your campus's nomination materials a minimum of 6 weeks ahead of the next meeting.
    • Note: Nominations received less than 6 weeks ahead of the next meeting will be delayed for consideration until the following meeting.
  2. Click the link to the checklist below and complete the form.
  3. Print the form and forward it along with the nomination materials to 309 University Hall, Columbia MO, 65211.
  4. Follow the instructions (by clicking on the link below) to write an Executive Summary for each nomination.  
  5. Click here to send an email with the Executive Summary attached as a Word file.
    • Note: Final confirmation of the appointment will come from the Office of the President.

Endowed Chairs and Name Professorships

Since 1993, the State Legislature of Missouri has provided special funding of $4 million annually to match proceeds of privately-funded endowments in support of endowed chairs and named professorships at the University of Missouri. Private contributions of $1.1 million and $550,000 are required to establish endowed chairs and named professorships, respectively.

To see a list of active appointments click the link below.

Reviewed December 20, 2017.