Distinguished Professorships

Distinguished Professor

The University of Colorado extends the title of “distinguished professor” to recognize the outstanding contributions of CU faculty members to their academic disciplines. Candidates nominated for a distinguished professorship must demonstrate accomplishments in accordance with university-wide criteria. As of fall 2017, 92 University of Colorado professors hold the title of distinguished professor.

List of CU Distinguished Professors


  • A record of distinguished performance in research or creative work.
  • In aggregate, a record of excellence in the promotion of learning and student attainment of knowledge and skills.
  • A record of outstanding service to the profession and to CU and/or affiliate institutions.

Criteria and Procedures

Campus Nomination Process

For nomination submission and deadline information, please contact the school/college dean.