Early Career Professorships are a critical tool in recruiting the most promising young faculty and jumpstarting their professional achievements. These awards rotate every three years to a new recipient who has completed his or her terminal degree within the last decade. The most innovative research initiatives must often secure initial results before funding from government and other outside sources becomes available, and Early Career Professorships provide seed money for investigations that may have a tremendous potential payoff and form the foundation of a successful academic career. Such awards also provide the kind of flexible funding for curricular development that enables recipients to be better teachers and members of their departments as well. The recipients of Early Career Professorships are scholars who may transform our understanding of their discipline and enhance Penn State’s profile in the academic world and beyond.
If you haven’t already, take a look at the diagram on how the program works.
Faculty endowment opportunities list
Matching funds, enduring support
How it works
Early Career Professorships
Additional important facts
A message from President Rod Erickson
Remarks from Penn State alumnus and donor Arnold Hoffman
Remarks from P.B. Breneman Chair and Professor Judith Todd
Fall/Winter 2012 issue of For the Future newsletter
Video debuted during event
Creating Endowed Positions and Funds at Penn State e-brochure
Endowing Faculty Chairs at Penn State e-brochure
The Penn State Faculty Endowment Challenge e-brochure