UTSA Endowed and Named Chairs and Professorships
UTSA has created endowed and named chairs, professorships and faculty fellowships as part of its continuing commitment to foster excellence in research and scholarly activity. Endowed and named chairs, professors and fellows are dedicated to promoting an intellectual environment that encourages the conduct of scholarship and teaching among their faculty peers. They consist of nationally and internally recognized faculty who are accomplished scholars and have a commitment to improving research and teaching at UTSA.
Thanks to generous benefactors and corporate sponsors, UTSA has more than 85 faculty endowments, a quarter of which are funded at $1 million or more.
An endowed chair is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a faculty member. The highest level of performance, and national and international recognition of the performance, are inherent guidelines for appointment of a chair holder.
- 1,000,000 Chair
- 1,500,000 Distinguished Chair
- 2,000,000 Distinguished University Chair
An endowed professorship is a high honor, recognizing consistently outstanding performance and ability.
- 250,000 Professorship
- 500,000 Distinguished Professorship
Endowed academic positions are crucial to UTSA’s efforts to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers, researchers, and administrators, and are a hallmark of our progress toward becoming a Great Public Research University.