Distinguished  Teaching Professors Program

The Office of the Provost invites applications for career faculty Distinguished Teaching Professorships. Through the University Distinguished Teaching Professors Program, the University of Oregon seeks to acknowledge the extraordinary contribution of faculty careers focused largely on teaching and to amplify the influence of these exceptional teachers as a model and resource for the UO community. 

The conferring of the University Distinguished Teaching Professor title comes with reduced teaching expectations in the first three years to pursue significant leadership in teaching projects during that period. The specific reallocation of effort for each Distinguished Teaching Professor 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.  
The selection process for Distinguished Teaching Professors includes an application and interview. Candidates are selected based on their records of teaching excellence with particular attention to their engaged teaching—their commitment to reflective practice, teaching development, and teaching leadership in their contexts.  

Candidates will be asked about their interest in broad areas of priority work for UO like pedagogical innovation in STEM or UO Core Education, faculty-to-faculty support networks, and inclusive teaching but are not asked to identify a particular project as part of the application process; instead, they will develop projects after their selection and in conversation with the Provost’s Academic Affairs team and the cohort of Distinguished Teaching Professors.   

Applications are due April 1, 2024.


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


To apply, please use the Qualtrics application form to submit your:

  • CV
  • List of 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).

The Office of the Provost will convene a five-member Distinguished Teaching Professor Selection Committee selected from the Provost’s Teaching Academy, Teaching Professors, and/or ex officio members from the Office of the Provost. The committee will include at least three faculty members with current teaching responsibilities. 

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