Early Career Teaching Award

Nominations due december 11, 2020


Up to four 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. 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, three letters of support, and student evaluations. Awardees will be recognized at a reception during spring semester and 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 11, 2020 using the online form below.

If you have any questions, please email the Teaching Committee at katie.haslam@utah.edu or call 801-581-8661. Awards will be announced upon approval of the Academic Senate and Board of Trustees in April 2021.

ECTA Recipients


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.

Early Career Teaching Award Nomination Form

Step 2

After completing the nomination form, complete the following fields:

Early Career Teaching Award

Nominee Information


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