CAS Professors are permanent members of the Center, selected from the faculty on the basis of their outstanding scholarship. These appointments are among the highest forms of campus recognition. With the Associates and Fellows, they form the core of the Center for Advanced Study Community.
CAS Professors deliver the Annual Lecture and serve on the Research Appointments Committee, charged with selecting the CAS Associates and Fellows.
Deans, Directors and Department Heads are invited to submit nominations of their best faculty for permanent appointment to the Center. For science faculty, election to the relevant national academy would be a definite criterion for consideration as a CAS Professor. For faculty in the humanities, social sciences and the arts, nominees should have received significant national grants (for example, ACLS or Guggenheim) or other major awards.