University of California, San Diego
November 18, 2004
ALL ACADEMICS AT UCSD
Following broad campus consultation and the strong endorsement of the Academic Senate, I am pleased to establish the title “Distinguished Professor” for faculty in the professorial series who have achieved the highest level of scholarship.
Because the criteria for this professorship are the same as those for advancement to Above Scale, this title will be conferred on all Senate faculty in the professorial series, at the time that they advance to Above Scale.
Faculty who hold this title at the time they retire from UCSD will be eligible to use the title “Distinguished Professor, emeritus/emerita.”
Distinguished Professor is an honorary title without a title code. Therefore, it cannot be used on contract and grant applications, since these are legal documents that require an “official” title (i.e., one with a title code). However, the title can be included in the “Honors/Awards” section of CVs and the UCSD Biography/Bibliography Packet, as well as in correspondence.
In addition to honoring our most accomplished faculty, establishment of the Distinguished Professor title should help to clarify the meaning of Above Scale status for external reviewers asked to comment on the achievements of such faculty.
If you have any questions, please contact Assistant Vice Chancellor Jennefer Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org or x43133.