Named Faculty Positions

An ongoing Michigan Tech fundraising effort is to further the tradition of faculty excellence by providing endowed chairs and professorships, faculty development funds, visiting lectureships, and research support for current and prospective faculty.

Endowed Chairs and Professorships

Universities routinely spend a good deal of money to hire very smart, very qualified faculty. So what difference does it make if the dollars come from an endowment or the general fund?

A big difference, as it turns out. The worth of an endowed chair or professorship doesn’t stop with the dollar amount. Such initiatives are a lure for leading academics, and the benefits to a university go far beyond the day-to-day accomplishments of the chairholder.