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Office of the Provost

Endowed Chairs and Named Professorships

Appointment and Reappointment

Appointment to an endowed chair or a named professorship (hereafter referred to as "chairs") is intended to be the university's most prestigious recognition for continuing scholarly achievement and distinction. Nominations for appointment and reviews for reappointment follow policy ACAF 1.21 Appointment and Review of Endowed Chairs and Named Professorships [pdf]. If a unit is recruiting for an endowed chair or requesting an endowed chair appointment as a recruitment incentive for a new faculty hire, a single file including all elements for both the endowed chair nomination and the hire with tenure/full rank  should be submitted.


Submit Chair Nominations Files

Please submit endowed chair appointment and reappointment files through the secure document submission link above. Each file should be a single .pdf document with bookmarks including all elements required by ACAF 1.21.

For Administrative use only

If you need assistance with matters related to chair appointments or reappointments, please contact the Office of the Provost at 803-777-2808 or

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