Chancellor's Professors Award

This is the most distinguished appointment an individual faculty member can attain at IUPUI.  It recognizes senior faculty members who display a record of extensive accomplishment and leadership in teaching, research, and campus service.

Each year up to three faculty members will be named Chancellor's Professor.  The recipient(s) will receive a $5,000 permanent base increase, over and above merit increases.  Recipients will retain the title throughout their appointments at IUPUI.  As Chancellor's Professors, faculty members will be expected to maintain their high level of performance in their regularly-assigned duties.  In addition, they will enjoy a special consultative relationship with the IUPUI Chancellor and will serve upon request as mentors for colleagues as well as resources for faculty development, student learning, and professional research and service.

ELIGIBILITY:  Nominees must have been at IUPUI for at least 10 years and must be of full professor rank.  Those  holding a significant administrative position, e.g., vice chancellor or dean, are not eligible as they hold a comparable status already.  Associate and assistant deans, directors, and department chairs are eligible.  Those holding the rank of distinguished professor or holding a named position are eligible but must understand that the criteria for this award are distinctive from these other forms of recognition.

CRITERIA:  Nominees must have compiled a career-long record of high-level achievement in all three areas of faculty work (teaching, research/creative works, and service) and a demonstrated commitment to the mission of the campus.  Faculty with distinguished records reflecting interdisciplinary accomplishments or work integrating traditional areas are encouraged as well.  There should be clear evidence of the candidate's strengths that demonstrates an excellent overall performance of benefit to the university over time.  Chancellor's Professors are faculty who contribute in concrete, demonstrable ways to the development of IUPUI as an academic community of exceptional quality and integrity as well as to their disciplines through the creation and application of knowledge.  Through their leadership and service, in their department, their school, and across campus, successful nominees must also have a record of contributions to the mission and vision of IUPUI.

PROCESS:  Candidates must be nominated by others of full professor rank--preferably by the dean.  Complete the electronic nomination form below and upload the required documentation.  (For more information, please see the complete guidelines.)  Please verify that your candidate meets all eligibility requirements and that you have access to all relevant information before submitting your nomination.

Nominations received by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, will be considered for recognition at the Chancellor's Academic Honors Convocation on Friday, April 20, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the Hine Hall Auditorium.

LONGEVITY OF NOMINATION:  Candidates automatically will be considered for three years after initial nomination.  These candidates will be given an opportunity to update their nomination folder each successive year, particularly their support letters, nominator's statement, and candidate's statement.  After the third year, the candidate will not be eligible for one year but can be nominated after the one-year time period has elapsed.  Completely new nomination materials will be required at that time.

SELECTION:  The review committee will be comprised of Chancellor's Professors, Distinguished Professors, other full professors, and the Associate Dean of the Faculties who serves ex officio.  (For more information on the composition of the selection committee, please see the complete guidelines.)

Click here to view previous recipients.  For a printable version of guidelines, click here.

QUESTIONS:  Contact Jessica Wootten, Academic Affairs Coordinator ( or 317-278-6090).

Click here to start the nomination process