Endowed Chair & Professorship
Holding an endowed chair is a prestigious honor, conferred by Marymount University upon faculty members with distinguished records of scholarship and teaching. Resident and visiting faculty are eligible for appointment to an endowed chair, for terms ranging from one to three years. Chair holders take an active leadership role within the academic community, sharing their knowledge, research, and love of their disciplines with students and faculty. Income from an endowed chair pays the faculty member’s salary and related expenses, including professional development, research, and travel. The first endowed chair in Marymount history is the John J. McDonnell, Jr. Endowed Chair in Ethics.
An endowed professorship supports innovative teaching and high quality scholarship by enabling faculty to focus on research initiatives and curriculum development projects. Income from an endowed professorship supports the faculty member’s salary and project-related expenses.
For more information about endowing a professorship or chair, please Email Joseph Foster, vice president for University Advancement, or call (703) 284-1647.