The NYU College of Dentistry’s Academy of Distinguished Educators is committed to improving the quality of teaching and learning at the College. We hope to engage faculty members to pursue higher standards through innovation and scholarship. Most Academy programs are open to all faculty members at the College, including pedagogical training programs and peer to peer support systems. Membership is open to all faculty members who demonstrate a passion and commitment to our mission. The Academy seeks to represent our diverse faculty body, including clinical educators, junior faculty members, and non-tenured academics. We encourage full time and part time faculty who have been actively teaching for five or more years (in our outside of the College) to apply. The application is meant to be a flexible document, and as such all applications can include supplemental materials.
Candidates prepare an application comprised of a personal statement and a teaching portfolio that is reviewed by the executive leadership of the Academy. Final selection is made by the Academy's general membership working group.
Note: There is no academic rank or degree requirement for application to the Academy; the focus is on outstanding accomplishment. Strongest applicants to the Academy will
demonstrate scope and impact beyond their home department.
Academy members are obligated to show ongoing achievement as educators and contribute to the education mission of NYU. This achievement will be demonstrated by providing evidence of the following:
Members of the Academy must endeavor to be exemplary in all areas of academic life. One factor in ongoing membership in the Academy is demonstration of ongoing excellence in education and professionalism within the University. Academy members must maintain an exemplary record of achievement in at least one of the following areas: Teaching and Evaluation, Development of Educational Materials, Educational Mentorship/Leadership, and/or Educational Research. Members who do not show ongoing effort and excellence in one of these areas may be denied ongoing membership in the Academy.
Academy Members must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the success of the Academy by being engaged and active participants. Unlike other awards available to NYU faculty, Academy Membership is not intended to be solely honorific. Members are expected to be present at no less than two-thirds of official Academy meetings, sit on at least one committee during their tenure, and to be involved in at least one educational scholarship project during their Membership term. The Academy is, above all, a service organization. Members will be expected to contribute a significant amount of time to the organization in order to remain in good standing.
Friday, June 1, 2018
The NYU Dentistry Academy of Distinguished Educators is now accepting applications for membership. This is your opportunity to join and help move the Academy forward. ALL part- and full-time faculty are encouraged to apply!
Please download the application form (PDF).
The deadline for applications is Friday, June 1, 2018. Successful applicants will be notified by the last week in August.