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.
The following are key talents and qualities valued by Academy Members:
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.
Members enjoy the following benefits:
Academy Membership is open to any NYUCD faculty member who:
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:
The current year's application deadline has passed. Faculty will be notified at the start of the next membership application cycle.