Academy Professor Title

Members of the Academy receive the title of “Academy professor.” This is a title reserved for individuals who have retired from the full-time tenured faculty of KSAS and does not carry salary. Academy professors are permitted to submit grant applications, indicating the ongoing research role of titleholders. Academy professors may simultaneously hold the title of emeritus professor. (The titles are not interchangeable. The rank of emeritus is voted by members of the “home” academic department and the Academic Council in recognition of distinguished scholarship and service to the University, but carries no expectations for participation in University affairs or continued research. Members of the Academy are expected to participate actively in the programs and activities of the Academy.)

The Academy professor title is a part-time, unpaid title. Members of the Academy, who are retired from the full-time faculty, have no teaching or service obligations to the University. If a member of the Academy and his/her respective academic department agree that the member will teach, there will be a separate agreement with the dean for that activity. Similarly, if an Academy member receives salary support under a sponsored research agreement, there will be a separate agreement with the dean for that activity.

Research Allowance

An annual research allowance is available for all active members. In FY 2012–13, the first year of the Academy’s operation, the research allowance was set at $2,000. This includes a $1,000 carry-forward option for up to two years if Academy professors want to save for a more costly research trip or additional expenses. The research allowance will be available for a maximum period of 10 years. The research fund may be used at the Academy professor’s discretion to support the purchase of books, journal subscriptions, equipment and supplies, attendance at meetings, or similar expenses incurred in connection with scholarly activities. The fund will be made available annually for as long as the individual maintains an active appointment as an Academy professor. If an Academy faculty member has not used his/her allowance to support meaningful scholarly activity for a period of two years, the allowance will terminate.

The Academy has an annual budget, which supports seminars on members’ research, inaugural lectures of the tenured faculty, special-topic seminars with visiting members, a colloquium series of visiting speakers, and co-sponsored workshops and seminars with departments.

Office Space

Academy professors are provided with shared office space on campus.

Other Benefits

All Academy members have full library privileges and email. Administrative support is provided for the Academy’s functions.


The Academy is able to host up to four visiting scholars from other universities who will be the centerpiece of thematic seminars.