Atkins University Professorships

In consideration of Mr. Olin Atkins's desire to support the Olin Atkins University Professorships program, a faculty rewards program designed to help the University retain its best and brightest faculty and to make an investment in the University's people.



  • Full and associate tenured professors with ten (10) years of service at the University of Memphis are eligible for the program.

  • Awardees would hold University Professorships for a maximum of three (3) years and would be ineligible for re-consideration for a minimum of three (3) years following expiration of initial awards.

  • Selection will be based upon the quality of the faculty member's teaching, research, and service, with a special emphasis on teaching skill.

Professorships are awarded every three (3) years. Our next call for nominations will be Spring 2025 for awards beginning Fall 2025.

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