Professor of Practice 


Per University Policy AC21, Definition of Academic Ranks, “The professor of practice title is limited to those individuals who are non-tenure track faculty who may not have had the traditional academic background that is typical of faculty as they move through the professorial ranks. The title of professor of practice should be reserved for persons who have accumulated a decade or more of high level and leadership experience in the private or public sectors outside the academy that would provide a unique background and wealth of knowledge that is of particular value as it is shared with the University’s students and other faculty. Prior to an offer being extended to an individual being considered for the Professor of Practice title, the appropriate dean or academic administrator shall consult with, and receive approval from, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs.”

Learn more in the current Professor of Practice Approval Guidelines (PDF, Updated March 18, 2020)