Distinguished & Named Professorships

Types of Distinguished Professorships at Duke University

The Faculty Handbook (Chapter 4), begins its discussion of distinguished professorships as follows: “The university bears special witness to its intellectual commitment through its program of distinguished professorships. Appointment to a named chair is the highest honor the university can bestow upon a member of its faculty."

James B. Duke Professorships

Bass Chairs

Individually named chairs

Interdisciplinary University Professorships

University Distinguished Service Professorships

Eponymous Professorships