UB Distinguished Professor
- Candidate must have been a Full Professor for at least five (5)
years before being nominated.
- Candidate should be viewed as a leader in his or her
- Candidate must have achieved national or international
prominence and a distinguished reputation within his or her chosen
field through significant contributions to the research/scholarly
literature; or, through artistic performance or achievement in the
case of the fine arts.
- The quality of the research/scholarship, creative activity, or
artistic performance must be unambiguous and unequivocal. Nothing
less than excellence is acceptable for this designation. Such
excellence must not only have been demonstrated; it must be
expected to continue.
- Designation as a UB Distinguished Professor should be
considered as a rank not an award.
- No base salary increase accompanies this designation.
- No more than two percent (2%) of the full professors within a
School would normally be considered for this form of recognition in
any given year, with no more than five percent (5%) having this
rank within the University at any given time.
- Self-nominations will not be accepted.
- Following the Dean's consultation with faculty members of a
nominee's Department, the Dean requests a dossier be prepared for
- The preparation of the dossier and its review should be
conducted without the knowledge of the candidate and with the
highest degree of confidentiality so that a candidate will not
experience any negative reaction should the outcome not be
- The dossier should include an updated C.V., a Personnel
Transaction Form indicating an in-house title of UB Distinguished
Professor, and a minimum of five (5) external letters from
distinguished figures in the candidate's field who are at excellent
institutions. These letters should be from disinterested
individuals, i.e. persons who have nothing to gain or lose with
regard to the ultimate decision concerning the candidate. In
addition, the dossier should include copies of others' publications
which demonstrate the impact of the candidates work on their own
- Following a review of the dossier at the Department level, the
Chair should forward the dossier to the Dean along with his/her
- Similarly, the dossier is reviewed at the School level, and the
Dean's office will forward the dossier to the Provost along with
- Upon receipt of the dossier in the Provost Office, the
nomination will be reviewed by the President's Review Board who
will, in turn, make its recommendation to the Provost. The Provost
will then make a recommendation to the President, whose decision
will be final.
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