Distinguished  Teaching Professor Program

The Office of the Provost invites applications for its first career faculty Distinguished Teaching Professorships. Through this new Teaching Professors Program, UO seeks to acknowledge the extraordinary contribution of faculty careers focused largely on teaching, and to extend the university-wide reach of these exceptional teachers as a model and resource for the UO community.

The conferring of the career-long University Distinguished Teaching Professor title comes in its first three years with reduced teaching expectations to pursue significant leadership in teaching projects—the specific reallocation of effort for individual Teaching Professors will be determined on a case-by-case basis but will generally be equivalent to two course releases and a $3,000 stipend per year. 

Applications are due March 1, 2023.


This new program is open to colleagues at the rank of Senior Instructor II and Senior Lecturer II.  


To apply, please submit a:

  • CV
  • List itemizing significant-to-you teaching development and teaching and curricular leadership work you’ve done (your engaged teaching),  
  • 2 to 3-page teaching statement highlighting your professional, inclusive, and engaged, and research-informed teaching practices (it’s fine to use or draw from what you prepared as part of a promotion dossier), 
  • Simple ranking and comment on the priority projects identified by the Office of Provost.   

The Office of the Provost will convene a Teaching Professor Selection Committee consisting of five members chosen by the Office of the Provost from the Provost’s Teaching Academy and/or Teaching Professors, and ex officio members from the Office of the Provost (e.g., Teaching Engagement Program and/or Academic Affairs). The committee will include at least three faculty members with current teaching responsibilities. 

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