Funded by both the university and the State of Michigan, the King-Chávez-Parks Visiting Professor Program contributes to the intellectual diversity of the curriculum and the co-curriculum by providing students with exposure to guest faculty with diverse points of view and experiences. Some Visiting Professors have traditional scholarly backgrounds; others may be outstanding performers or practitioners in their fields of expertise. Visits are generally five days or fewer.

Preference may not be given to visiting professors on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, gender, or national origin. We encouraged nominations for people with disabilities, and individuals from cultural, linguistic, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds who would otherwise not adequately be represented on our faculty.

Nominations may be made by any university faculty member. Nominations must be made in combination with matching funds and be approved by and submitted through the nominator’s department chair and dean. Nominations should be submitted at least 30 days before a funding decision is required. Call (734) 764-3982 for detailed information and a nomination packet. You may also download the nomination packet.