Faculty Emeritus/Emerita Titles

Requests for faculty emeritus/emerita titles may be submitted to the Office of the Provost at any time during the academic year. The Office of the Provost will review, and pursuant to Delegation of Authority by the President on August 23, 2021, the Provost will approve on behalf of the Chancellor.

Send questions and submissions to musrasocprovost@missouri.edu 

All requests must meet the criteria of 320.090.A. Department faculty will send letters of endorsement to the school or college dean who will add their own recommendation and forward to the Office of the Provost. Letters must include the following:

  • Name and title
  • Service date
  • Last day of duty
  • Tenure status
  • Home address
  • Brief explanation of why the applicant is deserving of the title

In cases where the requested title does not meet the criteria of 320.090.A, the chair or director will recommend the request to the dean. The dean will refer the recommendation to the appropriate faculty committee for peer review and consent. Once obtained, and the dean concurs, the dean should add their own recommendation and submit to the Office of the Provost. 

Curator’s Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Emeritus requests for a current Curators’ Distinguished Professor or current Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor are reviewed by the Office of the Provost, approved by the Provost on behalf of the Chancellor, and forwarded to the Board of Curators. The Board of Curators considers submissions twice per year, in February and September. Please send requests 6 weeks in advance of the scheduled meeting.

Requests from the dean should be directed to the Provost and include:

  • Updated curators’ distinguished professorship nomination executive summary click here
  • Updated c.v. if available   

Send questions and submissions to musrasocprovost@missouri.edu