The title of University Distinguished Professor is conferred upon those faculty members whose achievements unequivocally merit the recognition. The selection process involves a rigorous appraisal, including requests of nationally and internationally known scholars in the appropriate discipline outside Miami University to place the nominee among other distinguished scholars of national and international reputation. University Distinguished Professors receive an annual stipend for conducting research and other professional activities.
The Awards and Recognition Committee, an advisory committee of University Senate, solicits nominations from Miami faculty and staff. Each nominee should be identified as the following:
The call for nominations for the University Distinguished Professor Award is issued every other year (years beginning with even numbers: 2010–2011, 2012–2013, 2014–2015, etc.), alternating with the Distinguished Service Award. It is presented to no more than two recipients during the first Faculty Assembly meeting of the academic year.