Deepening critical expertise
Hiring faculty who bring new expertise to Stanford is a high priority for the school. An expected 60 strategic hires over the next 10 years will grow the school’s faculty to more than 150, building on the university’s existing strengths and helping to define new fields for the benefit of future generations.
Named, Endowed Professorships ($5 million)
Endowed professorships will be critical to Stanford’s ability to attract the best scholars. Thanks to the Sustainability Matching Program, a gift of $5 million will receive a $1 million match to create a permanent $6 million endowment that supports one senior faculty member.
Professorships exist in perpetuity, with payout from the endowed gifts underwriting the named faculty members’ salaries and associated costs. They may be established in the donors’ own names or in the names of others whom they wish to honor.
Meet some of our current faculty working in the spaces between traditional disciplines to advance new kinds of technologies and policies for sustainability:
Banner photo at top of page: Noah Diffenbaugh, the Kara J Foundation Professor, with graduate student in the lab. Photo by John Todd.