Academic Ranks

The University has adopted a three-tier system of academic ranks comprising Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor.  For world-class scholars with distinctive accomplishments, the title of Chair Professor may be conferred on the basis of personal merit subsequent to a rigorous assessment process.  In addition to the Chair Professor title, Endowed Professorships and Named Professorships, supported by endowments and donations, are established by the University from time to time.