university faculty

highest honors

To honor exceptional faculty, Case Western Reserve University awards the title of Distinguished University Professor—a permanent, honorific title that acknowledges the outstanding contributions of full-time, tenured professors with a distinguished academic record of extraordinary research, scholarship, teaching and service.

The designation represents the highest honor the university bestows on a member of its professoriate, and it will be granted to no more than 3 percent of the university's tenured faculty.

Recipients receive a medallion at fall convocation commemorating the honor. Distinguished University Professors also receive financial support for academic work, a permanent increase in annual salary and membership on the President's Distinguished University Professor Advisory Council.

Case Western Reserve University

recognize and reward »

Recognizing and rewarding excellence among faculty and staff helps the university attract, retain and engage the best and brightest researchers, teachers and mentors, and improves the overall campus experience.

»Learn why this is a key component of the university's strategic plan, Forward Thinking.