Awards for Faculty Excellence

Awards for Faculty Excellence Policy (UAPPOL) 

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.

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and seeks a large and diverse pool of nominations each year. 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
* 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: This award is on pause for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

McCalla Professorship Application and Selection Procedure (UAPPOL) *
McCalla Professorship Administrative Details 
* 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: This award is on pause for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

University Cup (UAPPOL) *
University Cup Administrative Details 
* 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: This award is on pause for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

University of Alberta Distinguished Professor (UAPPOL) *
University of Alberta Distinguished Professor Administrative Details 
* 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 2020, up to two (2) awards may be given.
Deadline: This award is on pause for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Vargo Teaching Chair (UAPPOL) *
Vargo Teaching Chair Administrative Details 
* 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: This award is on pause for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

For a complete list of academic awards and recipients visit the teaching awards database. 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.