Celebrating Teaching Excellence

Faculty Awards and Recognition

NYU College of Dentistry is committed to excellence in teaching and learning, and we value the integral role of our faculty in the success of our students. Our new, annual faculty educator awards program, "Celebrating Teaching Excellence," provides an opportunity to recognize full-time faculty and honor them for their outstanding contributions to dental education.

The program does not replace existing faculty recognition awards such as the University Distinguished Teaching Award and the Faculty Council Teaching Awards.

 

New NYU Dentistry faculty awards:

Information on the eligibility, award criteria, submission requirements, and selection criteria for these awards can be found below. Nomination packages should be submitted by the candidate for the award. The timeline for these awards for 2021 is as follows:

  • Call for nominations: September
  • Deadline for nomination packages: November 15, 2021
  • Awardee notification: February 2022
  • Recognition: Awardees will be honored in the spring at Dean’s Honors Day.  

 


 

Excellence in Education Innovation Award

This annual award recognizes one full-time faculty member at NYU Dentistry for his/her outstanding contribution(s) in enhancing education through any type of technology or originality to enrich the lives of learners.

Awardees receive a certificate and plaque, plus $1,500 in awardee’s academic spending account.

 

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Nomination process

  • Peer nominations only

Selection criteria

  1. Teaching practices or strategies to improve students learning in online, blended or face-to-face courses
  2. Creation and application of ideas that enhance oral health through dental education
  3. Any unique tools, methods for didactic and clinical teaching using e-learning platforms, online technology, digital technology or any novel technology

Submission requirements

  1. Candidate’s personal statement pertaining to the award criteria
  2. NYU Academic Portfolio demonstrating the selection criteria. Academic portfolios can include links, video references, or any method that best demonstrates the candidate’s innovative project(s).
  3. Supporting letters from 3 colleagues

 

 

 


 

Excellence in Mentoring Award

This annual award recognizes one full-time NYU Dentistry faculty member from each mentoring category for his/her outstanding mentoring. Both categories of this award will not necessarily be presented each year.

Awardees receive a pin and certificate.

 

CLINICIAN MENTOR

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Nomination process

  • Self, peer, or mentee

Selection criteria

  1. Commitment to students and active engaging in mentoring as indicated by supporting statements and documents
  2. Development of new or innovative styles or methods of student-faculty interaction in order to enrich mentoring and educational guidance
  3. Recognizing potential talents among students and providing unique opportunities to grow as indicated by supporting evidence
  4. Introducing recent developments and advancements in the field to the program by creating novel curricula, courses, or laboratory and clinical experiences
  5. Peer-reviewed publications with identification of mentees

Submission requirements

  1. Candidate’s personal statement pertaining to the award criteria
  2. NYU Academic Portfolio demonstrating the selection criteria. Academic portfolios must demonstrate evidence of mentoring and the mentees career paths
  3. Supporting letters from 2 colleagues
  4. Supporting letters from 4 former mentees

 

 

 

 

RESEARCH MENTOR

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Nomination process

  • Self, peer, or mentee

Selection criteria

  1. Successful mentoring illustrated by:
    1. Mentees’ success in obtaining fellowships and grants
    2. Mentees’ success in obtaining positions in academia, industry, or practice
    3. Mentees’ first author publications in leading journals
    4. Mentees’ receiving honors and awards
  2. Development of innovative training programs for basic science and clinical trainees. For example:
    1. Training programs in team science
    2. Training programs in writing grants and fellowships

Submission requirements

  1. Candidate’s Application letter addressing selection criteria for the specific award
  2. Candidate CV on NYU CV template
  3. Supporting letters from 2 colleagues
  4. Supporting letters from 4 trainees or mentees

 

 

 


 

Dean’s Award for Distinction in Teaching

This annual award recognizes one full-time NYU Dentistry faculty member who has made a major impact on the educational lives of students.

Awardees receive a medal.

 

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Nomination process

  • Peer nominations only 

Selection criteria

  1. A record of outstanding teaching effectiveness both within and outside of NYU Dentistry
  2. The ability to inspire, promote, and sustain the intellectual development of students
  3. A pedagogical approach that is innovative (new approaches using current or new models of teaching), intellectually rigorous, creative, and engaging
  4. Demonstrate scholarly/professional contributions and their integration into the classroom that foster critical thinking and challenge students to independent inquiry
  5. Advising/mentoring of undergraduate (dental hygiene), pre- and postdoctoral, and graduate students — interactions outside of the classroom and the quality of such interactions
  6. Contribution to developing or enhancing curricula in the field
  7. Length of service (10 years including part-time years)

Submission requirements

  1. Candidate’s personal statement pertaining to the award criteria
  2. NYU Academic Portfolio or University DTA Docket demonstrating the selection criteria.
  3. Supporting letters from 3 colleagues
  4. Supporting letters from 4 former students or mentees

 

 

 


 

Faculty Awards Committee members:

  • Leila Jahangiri, Ira E. Klein Professor and Chair, Dept. of Prosthodontics; committee chair
  • Barnett Bucklan, Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Cariology & Comprehensive Care
  • Nigel Bunnett, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Molecular Pathobiology
  • Matt Malek, Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Endodontics
  • Analia Veitz-Keenan, Clinical Professor, Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology & Medicine; Dept. of Epidemiology & Health Promotion

Committee members represent the following areas of teaching/mentoring at the College: Clinical Teaching; Simulation (pre-clinical teaching); Research; Postgraduate Teaching; and the Academy of Distinguished Educators.
 
Questions? Please contact the committee at dental.teachingawards@nyu.edu.