RUL 05.21.21 – Moise A. Khayrallah Term Professorship Award Procedure

Authority: Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

History: First Issued: August 21, 2014. Last Revised: June 17, 2016.

Related Policies:
NCSU REG05.20.17 – Professorships of Distinction

Contact Info: Dean, College of College of Humanities & Social Sciences (919-515-2468)


1.1  This rule covers the procedure for nominating and awarding the Moise A. Khayrallah Distinguished Professorship in Lebanese Diaspora Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

1.2 All other professorships in the college follow the procedures in NCSU REG05.20.17 – Professorships of Distinction.

1.3 Candidates must be current or future faculty members who meet the criteria of the professorship, and who have achieved, or have the potential to achieve, significant national and international recognition over the course of their careers.  The successful candidate will support the scholarly activities of the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies.  The recipient must be a faculty member with an academic appointment in a department in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Any tenured faculty member may be awarded the professorship, however, the preference is that the holder be a full professor.


2.1 Following the Dean’s announcement that there is an opportunity for a Named Professor appointment, candidates may submit their applications to the Dean’s office for review.  The application shall include the candidate’s curriculum vitae and introductory letter highlighting their research and teaching as it relates to the Lebanese Diaspora.  The Dean, at his or her discretion, mayrequire a candidate to submit additional documentation, (including but not limited to letters of reference, copies of scholarly materials, or other written information useful in assessing a candidate’s application) as part of the application review process.

2.2 The Dean shall appoint a candidate review committee consistent with  section 4.2 of NC State REG 05.20.17.

2.3 The income from the endowment may be used for partial salary support and discretionary support unless otherwise limited by terms of the donor agreement.  The amounts allocated to salary support will be determined by the Dean.

2.4 Successful candidates will be eligible to serve as the Named Professor for the duration of the tenured faculty member’s full-time service [TB1] , as provided for in the Memorandum of Understanding between the donor at the Board of Trustees of the Endowment Fund of North Carolina State University.

2.5 At least once every five years, the faculty member holding the Khayrallah professorship will undergo a comprehensive review, in conjunction with the faculty member’s regularly scheduled post-tenure review, to assess whether the faculty member continues to meet the criteria for holding this professorship.  If the Named Professor’s work continues to support the goals and purposes of the professorship and of the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, the Named Professor will be eligible to retain this professorship, subject to this review process.

2.6 If the incumbent separates from employment, or chooses to relinquish this professorship, the funds will be used to support a new named professor as defined in section 2.4.

2.6 The Dean will inform the Chancellor and Provost of the professorship.