University of Michigan Creates New Professorships to Honor Diversity Efforts

The University of Michigan Board of Regents voted to establish the University Diversity and Social Transformation Professorships. The new professorships will recognize senior faculty who have shown a commitment to the university’s ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion through their scholarship, teaching, or service and engagement.

Nominations for the new professorships will be made by the deans of University of Michigan schools or colleges. Finalists will be selected by a university committee and approved by the provost. Recipients will hold their initial appointment for five years and receive an annual stipend of $20,000 to support their scholarly and professional work. They will also receive special faculty fellow status at the National Center for Institutional Diversity and spend at least one semester as a faculty fellow-in-residence.

The announcement of the inaugural cohort of University Diversity and Social Transformation Professorships will be made this fall.

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