University Teaching Scholar

Nomination deadline: Dec. 1, 2023

The award of University Teaching Scholar is intended for University of New Brunswick teachers who have demonstrated a consistently high level of teaching excellence and teaching-related activities.

The award shall honour leading teachers at the university. Vice-presidents, deans, and directors are not eligible for nomination during their administrative terms.

Normally, no more than two University Teaching Scholar awards shall be made in one year and the term of the award shall be for a period of up to three years exclusive of any intervening period of approved leave. Individuals whose designation has expired are eligible for re-nomination.

The award shall carry no additional salary, but a grant of $7,500 per year will be provided to assist with activities indicated in the project plan submitted at the time of nomination. University Teaching Scholars shall continue to engage in teaching duties but can make use of the grant to arrange teaching reductions.

The awards will be presented at ceremonies, one at UNB Fredericton and one at UNB Saint John, in early Spring 2024.

Nominations shall be made by the appropriate academic dean to the vice-president (Fredericton) or the vice-president (Saint John). A recommendation for the nomination of an eligible teacher shall be made in writing to the appropriate academic dean by any five members of one or more faculties by Dec. 1, 2023. When the dean receives a recommendation, they will request that the nominated individual submit a project plan of up to three pages, indicating the proposed activities which would be undertaken during the period of the award.

The nomination by the dean shall include the rationale for the nomination and normally reflect the receipt of a teaching award at the department, faculty or university level or an equivalent award. It shall outline the nominee's teaching accomplishments to date, the stage of their career, the significance of the proposed project for both the individual and the wider community, and the ways in which additional time would benefit the nominee's teaching.

The nominee's teaching portfolio, a full curriculum vitae (including the names of three referees familiar with the nominee's work), the project plan of proposed activities prepared by the nominee, and a one-page citation, to be used for public relations purposes, describing the nominee's contributions to teaching are to be included with the nomination.

Award guidelines