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UTSA Endowed Chairs and Professorships

UTSA has created endowed chairs, professorships and faculty fellowships as part of its continuing commitment to foster excellence in research and scholarly activity. Endowed 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 75 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 faculty fellowships provide temporary support (not to exceed one academic year) to distinguished scholars.

  • 100,000 Faculty Fellowship

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.

Kimberly Andrews Espy, Ph.D.
Peter T. Flawn Chair 
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
College of Engineering and Integrated Design
College of Engineering and Integrated Design
College of Education and Human Development
College of Education and Human Development
Carlos Alvarez College of Business
College of Business
College for Health, Community and Policy
College for Health, Community and Policy
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
College of Liberal and Fine Arts
College of Sciences
College of Sciences
Honors College
Honors College