Harvard University Professor

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At Harvard University, the title of University Professor is an honor bestowed upon a very small number of its tenured faculty members whose scholarship and other professional work have attained particular distinction and influence. This honor was created in 1935 by Harvard's President and Fellows for "individuals of distinction ... working on the frontiers of knowledge, and in such a way as to cross the conventional boundaries of the specialties."[1] The University Professorship is Harvard's most distinguished professorial post.[2]

The number of University Professors has increased with new endowed gifts to the university. In 2006, there were 21 University Professors at Harvard.[3] Presently, there are 24.

Present Harvard University Professors[edit]


  1. ^ "Harvard University Professors". Harvard University Office of News and Public Affairs. 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  2. ^ "Three Named University Professors". Harvard University Gazette. 1998-05-28. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  3. ^ "Gates named Fletcher University Professor". Harvard University Gazette. 2006-10-26. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  4. ^ http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/02/sunstein-a-university-professor/
  • Note, this does not include all Professors at the campus.