University Distinguished Professor
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:
- Member of the Miami faculty for a least eight years holding the rank of Professor
- Teacher of demonstrated excellence and a contributor to the life and mission of Miami University
- Distinguished scholar of national and international stature with demonstrated recognition and with projected high-level of scholarly productivity in the future
The call for nominations for the University Distinguished Professor Award is issued every other year (years beginning with even numbers: 2014–2015, 2016-2017, 2018-2019 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.