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Endowed Chairs

An outstanding faculty is the hallmark of any great university. The establishment of an endowed chair supports the Jacobs School's faculty excellence by helping to attract and retain renowned faculty leaders.

At UCSD, endowed chairs are teaching/research positions occupied by distinguished faculty. While state funds provide basic faculty salaries, permanent endowed funds created by philanthropic gifts provide a perpetual annual income in support of the chair-holders' teaching and research. Endowed chairs can be designated to a specific department or area of study.

To learn more about establishing an endowed faculty chair, please call Kelly Briggs, Executive Director of Development at (858) 246-2722 or