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Early Career Teaching Award

Nominations Due December 8, 2023

BASIC CRITERIA: revised April 5, 2023

Up to six awards will be made to Tenure-line or Career-line faculty with at least three full years but less than eight years of service at the University of Utah, and overall less than ten years of service, in total, at ANY college or university. A nominee for the Early Career Teaching Award shall have demonstrated distinction in teaching, demonstrated by activities that result in increased learning by students, such as the development of new methods or other curricular innovation. Nominations may be made by any member of the University community, i.e., students, faculty, administrators, alumni, etc. The University Teaching Committee evaluates nominees based on a teaching portfolio, a curriculum vitae, letters of support, and student evaluations. Awardees will receive a one-time cash prize of $2,500. Recipients of the Early Career Teaching Award must wait five years prior to being considered for another University-wide Teaching Award.

Nominations detailing the qualifications of the nominee for this award must be submitted by December 8, 2023 using the online form below. The University Teaching Committee is unable to accept late or incomplete nominations.

If you have any questions, please email the Teaching Committee at or call 801-581-8661. Awards will be announced upon approval of the Academic Senate and Board of Trustees in March 2024.

ECTA Recipients List


Step 1

Download and save the nomination form. Please do not ask multiple people to submit nomination forms. Only one form is needed, and letters of support will be solicited by the candidate at a later date. When the nomination form is completed, return to the Teaching Committee website and proceed to Step 2.

ECTA Nomination Form

Step 2

After completing the nomination form, submit the completed form at the Early Career Teaching Award Nomination Submission page.

After screening nominations for eligibility, the Teaching Committee will ask nominees to assemble and submit their portfolio and arrange for letters of recommendation.