Faculty Recognition

The university encourages, supports, and recognizes outstanding and diverse faculty through a variety of awards and recognition programs.

Academies of Faculty Service and Leadership

The Academies recognize exemplary contributions of faculty members (all types: instructional, research, administrative, and professional) in formal service roles or in the area of leadership.

Alumni Distinguished Professors

The Alumni Distinguished Professorship (ADP) is a preeminent faculty appointment, reserved by the Board of Visitors for recognition of faculty members who demonstrate extraordinary accomplishments and academic citizenship through substantive scholarly contributions across all three of Virginia Tech’s mission areas of teaching, research or creative activity, and engagement.

University Distinguished Professors

The University Distinguished Professorship (UDP) is a pre-eminent faculty rank bestowed by the university’s Board of Visitors upon members of the university faculty whose scholarly attainments have attracted national and/or international recognition.

Endowed Chairs, Professorships, and Fellowships

Endowed chairs, professorships, and fellowships are established by a donor who provides an endowment to support the salary and/or operating funds of the professor. 

Virginia Tech Faculty Awards

Virginia Tech recognizes faculty excellence through a variety of awards.

National and International Faculty Awards

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost encourages and supports the nomination of faculty members for national and international awards, fellowships, and other recognition opportunities.

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