• Hiring for Excellence Login here to access information about the hiring for excellence program for new faculty recruitment. More information and training for search committees may be scheduled by contacting the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development at The report form for faculty search committees is available here.
  • Recruitment ResourcesThe Human Resource Management website has a number of helpful recruitment resources, including detailed steps in the process for recruiting a faculty and academic staff member as well as effective strategies for ensuring that diversity considerations are incorporated into the search process.
  • Employment at KUEmployment related listings and resources for faculty, staff and students at all campuses. Includes helpful information on career opportunities at KU. Search postings, create applications, view internships and much more.
  • Dyche HallDistinguished Professor Search ProcessThere are two types of Distinguished Professors: Named professorships and University professorships. Named professorships are funded partly through an endowment, reflected in the title of the professor, while University professorships are funded entirely by KU. Nominations for University Distinguished Professors closed February 9, 2018. The selection process is underway.
    University Committee on Distinguished Professorships
    Name Department/School Term Expires
    Norman Akers Associate Professor, Visual Art 2019
    Chris Beard Distinguished Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/Biodiversity Institute 2020
    Sharon Billings Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology/Kansas Biological Survey 2020
    Dorothy Daley Professor, Public Affairs and Administration/Environmental Studies Program 2018
    Maryemma Graham Distinguished Professor, English 2019
    Rick Hale Professor, Aerospace Engineering 2019
    Elizabeth Kozleski Professor, Special Education 2018
    Rosemary O’Leary Distinguished Professor, Public Affairs and Administration 2018
    Jorge Soberon Distinguished Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 2018
    Paulette Spencer Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering 2019
    Dave Tell Associate Professor, Communication Studies 2020
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