The University of Mississippi

World Class Faculty

Ole Miss faculty members empower our graduates. They inspire students to reach for greater goals, challenge them to attain new levels of scholarship and intellectual inquiry, and apply their knowledge beyond the classroom through service, research, and discovery. Our professors are invaluable mentors to students, nurturing them through their undergraduate years and staying in touch through their professional and graduate school experiences and their careers.

Salary competition among world-class universities for superior faculty is fierce. The Now & Ever campaign will strengthen our faculty resources to ensure that Ole Miss attracts and retains top faculty well into the future and advances our deep commitment to a diverse academic community.

We will seek more endowed faculty chairs and professorships to enhance our competitive foundation and assure acceleration of academic merit. Prestigious named chairs and professorships honor donors and serve as the most visible way to herald faculty achievements publicly and safeguard the University’s elite credentials as an R1 research university, as recognized by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Gift opportunities to strengthen the faculty

Named and endowed chair $2,000,000+
Named and endowed professorship $1,000,000+
Named and Endowed Director, Lecturer, or Scholar $500,000
Start-up Package to recruit faculty $100,000
Named and Endowed Lecture Series $50,000
Named and endowed Excellence in Teaching Award $25,000
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