Distinguished Professor Title at UC Davis

Consistent with our goal of recognizing outstanding Senate faculty, we have established the title of Distinguished Professor* for faculty in the professorial series who have achieved the highest level of scholarship.  These are scholars whose work has been internationally recognized and acclaimed and whose teaching performance is excellent.  The title Distinguished Professor is the highest campus-level faculty title.

Because the requirements for this Professorship are the same as those needed to advance to Above Scale, this title will be conferred on all faculty in the Professorial series at the time that they advance to Above Scale.

Faculty who hold this title at the time they retire from UC Davis, will be eligible to use the title, Distinguished Professor, emeritus/emerita.


*This is an honorary title without a title code. Therefore, it cannot be used on grant/contract applications since these are legal documents that require an “official” (i.e., title code) title.  However, the title can be included in the “Honors/Awards” section of CVs/ biosketches as well as in correspondence.