Chairs, Professorships, and Faculty Scholars
The endowed chair represents the highest honor the university can confer on faculty members. Endowed chairs help attract and retain brilliant scholars by providing them dedicated resources for innovative research and teaching opportunities.
Named professorships allow Illinois ECE to recruit and retain promising researchers and teachers and encourage them to expand their careers here. The income from named professorships may be used to supplement a professor’s salary or support his or her research needs.
Faculty Fellows & Scholars
Illinois ECE faculty fellows and scholars appointments are given to signify a distinction beyond that implied by a normal professorship, notably to faculty members earlier in their careers. These faculty members exhibit an exceptional commitment to both teaching and research and are among the highest priority for support and retention.