Awards

Awards for Faculty Excellence

University of Alberta Awards for Faculty Excellence

Awards for Faculty Excellence Policy (UAPPOL) ***

 *** Notice:  The 2019 Awards for Faculty Excellence:  University Cup, University of Alberta Distinguished Professor, and Vargo Teaching Chair ***

The procedure and submission requirements for each of these awards were revised effective May 16, 2019.  Only 1 hard copy and an electronic copy of the nomination package are required
(The Henry Marshall Tory Chair procedure was revised effective Jan. 24, 2019.)

Brief descriptions of the teaching related Awards for Faculty Excellence are published below. The application procedure and submission requirements for each award can be found by clicking on the award name.  For definitions regarding eligibility, see UAPPOL's Recruitment Policy (Appendix A) Definition and Categories of Academic Staff Administrators and Colleagues.

We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.


Henry Marshall Tory Chair Application and Selection Procedure (UAPPOL) *
Henry Marshall Tory Chair Administrative Details (CTL Website) *
   * Note, the UAPPOL procedure and the administrative details are intended to be used together when compiling a nomination for this award.

Description: The Henry Marshall Tory Teaching Chairs are expected, through their teaching, research and service, to impact the University and the community.  The appointments are intended for outstanding individuals who by their presence will enhance the reputation of the University and who can provide leadership and experience for the strengthening of teaching and research in specific disciplines.  Research and teaching in interdisciplinary fields are encouraged.  Full-time members of the academic teaching staff may be appointed as a Tory Chair.
Deadline: July 31, 2019

McCalla Professorship Application and Selection Procedure (UAPPOL) *
McCalla Professorship Administrative Details (CTL Website) *
   * Note, the UAPPOL procedure and the administrative details are intended to be used together when compiling a nomination for this award.

Description: The McCalla Professors are outstanding academics who have made (and continue to make) significant contributions to the integration of teaching and research, and educational leadership.  The McCalla Professorship also provides recipients with a venue for further educational leadership through the McCalla Professor Group.
Value:  Funds in the amount of $20,000 (total) will be available for approved projects and activities.
Deadline:
First working day of February - Submissions from small Faculties 
First working day of March - Recommendations from large Faculties

University Cup (UAPPOL) *
University Cup Administrative Details (CTL website) *
   * Note, the UAPPOL procedure and the administrative details are intended to be used together when compiling a nomination for this award.

Description: The University Cup at the University of Alberta was created to recognize contributions to scholarly research, teaching and service to the community and University and by this recognition to provide incentive, encouragement and guidance for others to significantly contribute to their fields.  Any full-time member of the academic teaching staff with 20 years of service as a faculty member in a university community and at least 10 years of service as a faculty member at the University of Alberta may apply.
Value: $5,000;  Replica of the University Cup and name engraved on the base of the original cup.
Deadline: July 31, 2019

University of Alberta Distinguished Professor (UAPPOL) *
University of Alberta Distinguished Professor Administrative Details (CTL website) *
   * Note, the UAPPOL procedure and the administrative details are intended to be used together when compiling a nomination for this award.

Description: The title of University of Alberta Distinguished Professor recognizes those exceptional faculty members who are globally recognized leaders and whose exemplary teaching, scholarly work and citizenship have made them leaders in their disciplines.  Any full-time member ranked as Professor of the Faculty with at least 10 years of service as a faculty member at the University of Alberta may apply.
Value: Funds in the amount of $20,000/annum for approved research and creative scholarly activities.  In 2019, up to two (2) awards may be given.
Deadline: July 31, 2019

Vargo Teaching Chair (UAPPOL) *
Vargo Teaching Chair Administrative Details (CTL website) *
   * Note, the UAPPOL procedure and the administrative details are intended to be used together when compiling a nomination for this award.

Description: Vargo Teaching Chairs at the University of Alberta have been created to foster excellence in teaching at the University.  This program is committed to supporting individuals who have a history of educational leadership, teaching innovation, and who are committed to enhancing the learning experience of students at all levels.  Any full-time Associate Professor or Full Professor at the University of Alberta may apply.
Value: $20,000/annum for approved research and teaching initiatives.
Deadline: July 31, 2019

For a complete list of academic awards and recipients visit ualberta.ca/academicawards.  Use the search tool or navigate to the award you are interested in.  For discipline specific awards select the appropriate field of study and determine which award(s) are applicable.