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Distinguished Taft Professors

The named professorship from Taft is one of the highest honors available to faculty at the University of Cincinnati. The program is designed to reward our most outstanding faculty with a dedicated research line, affording them monies to conduct and share their research. Taft Professorships are awarded based on scholarly distinction. Faculty with a national and international reputation for outstanding scholarship, particularly scholarly work done in the recent past that can be expected to continue into the future, will be most competitive. This honor is open to all Taft-eligible faculty.

Call for Nominations

The Taft Research Center invites nominations for a Charles Phelps Taft Professorship from tenured Taft faculty through November 18, 2022. All eligible Taft faculty may submit nominations and/or self-nominations. Nominations should include the following:

  • Cover letter introducing the nominee, recent scholarship, how recent work fits within the larger context of the scholars long-term, historical focus, and expectations for future scholarship during the five-year period of the professorship (no more than two pages); and
  • Complete CV; and
  • Three letters of support: One from the head of your department, and two outside letters from a scholar in your field not from UC. Recommenders should assess the nominee’s:
    • Career as a whole; and
    • Contributions to their field(s), in terms of depth and breadth; and
    • Renown, nationally and/or internationally; and
    • Interdisciplinary significance and reach of the scholarship.

Nominations and support material should be sent to Dr. Amy Lind, Taft Faculty Chair & Center Director, at taft@ucmail.uc.edu.

At the close of the nomination period (November 18, 2022), Taft will convene a committee to review applicants’ materials, rank the final candidates, and forward their recommendations to the Taft Executive Board. The Taft Professorship results will be announced by December 2022.

 

Taft Professors

The named professorship from Taft is one of the highest honors available to faculty at the University of Cincinnati. The program is designed to reward our most outstanding faculty with a dedicated research line, affording them monies to conduct and share their research. Taft Professorships are awarded based on scholarly distinction. Current Taft Professors:

 

Taft Emeriti