College Park Professor

Other Faculty Appointments: Not Eligible for Tenure
College Park Professor


This title may be used for nationally distinguished scholars, creative or performing artists, or researchers who would qualify for appointment at a University System of Maryland Institution at the level of Professor, but who normally hold full-time positions outside the University. Holders of this title may provide graduate students supervision, serve as principal investigators, and participate in departmental and college shared governance. Initial appointment is for three years and is renewable annually upon recommendation to the Provost by the unit head and the dean. Appointment as a College Park Professor does not carry tenure or expectation of salary.

Appointment Term

Initial appointment (for a period of three years) must follow the procedures for any appointment for new tenure professors. Subsequent appointments are renewable for one year, based on recommendations by the unit head and Dean to the Provost.