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    Chancellor's Commonwealth Professorship

    Online Application

    The Chancellor’s Commonwealth Professorship program was established in 1989 to recognize and support teaching excellence in Virginia’s Community Colleges.

    Chancellor's Commonwealth Professors receiving funding for reimbursable expenses and stipends for two summers to pursue a self-directed project. Individuals selected for Professorships also receive reassigned time equivalent to two courses (normally six semester hours) during each academic year of their tenure.

    Detailed information on the Professorship can be found here:

    VCCS Chancellor's Commonwealth Professorship

    The full application process requires submission of this form, including a letter of nomination from the college president, vice-president, or provost; itemized budget spreadsheet; application narrative; resume or curriculum vitae; and signature sheet.

    Please follow application guidance closely. Concise, complete, and correct applications provide reviewers with an efficiency and effectiveness in determining the merits of each proposal and comparing each to determine funding priorities; allow reviewers to be able to readily assess proposals that are developed and designed to best achieve targeted objectives; and ensure that limited resources are allocated to those proposals that will have the greatest impact on the VCCS and the success of its students.


    Applicant Information

  • Please enter the number of years you have held a full-time faculty position with the VCCS.


  • Professorship Required Documents

    Please upload the indicated documents below. Allowed file types are noted by each upload.

  • Please upload a letter of nomination from your college president, vice-president, or provost. PDF and Microsoft Word formats are allowed.

    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
  • Please upload your Itemized Budget Spreadsheet. Microsoft Excel format (only) is allowed.

    The spreadsheet template is available here:

    Chancellor's Commonwealth Professorship Itemized Budget Template icon

    Please note that $500 is reserved for mandatory registration/travel funding.

    Accepted file types: xls, xlsx.
  • Please upload your Application Narrative. PDF and Microsoft Word formats are allowed.

    The Application Narrative template is available here:

    Chancellor's Commonwealth Professorship Application Narrative Template icon

    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
  • Please upload a current resume or curriculum vitae. PDF and Microsoft Word formats are allowed.

    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
  • Please upload the completed Chancellor's Commonwealth Professorship signature sheet. PDF and Microsoft Word formats are allowed.

    The signature sheet is available here:

    Chancellor's Commonwealth Professorship Signature Sheet icon

    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.

  • When you have completed all fields above and attached all required documents, please click "Submit Application" below.

    If you have any questions about the Chancellor's Commonwealth Professorship, contact the Office of Professional Development at opd@vccs.edu.