University Distinctions

Distinguished Professors

Title awarded very selectively to those whose accomplishments have brought special renown to USC.

University Professors

Title awarded very selectively based on multi-disciplinary interests and significant accomplishments in several disciplines.

Provost Professors

Outstanding interdisciplinary scholars appointed by the Provost.

USC Associates Awards

The USC faculty’s highest honors for intellectual and artistic achievement, and for outstanding teaching.

Teaching Faculty with Distinction

Faculty who have been recognized as a result of their demonstrated teaching excellence, pedagogical impact and innovation, and educational leadership.

USC Faculty Lifetime Achievement Awards

USC’s award recognizing eminent careers and notable contributions to the university, the profession and the community.

Named Chairs and Professorships

Endowed positions supported by private gifts and honorary named positions held by distinguished faculty members.