Each year we celebrate excellence in teaching within our own faculty by awarding Faculty of Science Teaching Awards. These awards are independent of other awards at Carleton and are announced at the Faculty of Science Holiday Event in December. Up to three awards of $1,000 for faculty and/or instructors, and up to two awards of $1,000 for contract instructors can be made each year.

Nominations for these awards may come from departmental tenure and promotion committees or from a colleague within Science. The Faculty of Science Chairs and Directors Committee will review the nominations and select the awardees.

A nomination letter should be no more than two pages in length and should include the reasons for the nomination, including (as applicable) examples of the nominee’s achievements and initiatives, any student comments about the nominee, any publications/papers on teaching produced by the nominee, and other teaching awards received by the nominee.  Please note that the Dean’s Office will provide the nominees’ Teaching Evaluations to the Faculty committee.

Please note:

Applicants/nominees with eligible leaves of absence during the assessment period (e.g., medical, parental, eldercare) are invited to:

  • Indicate the leave and the length of the leave*
  • Extend the period of reporting back by the length of the leave  (for example, an applicant for a Science Research Achievement Award with a leave of 6 months taken within the last 2 years would report on research accomplishments over the last 2.5 years)

Applicants/nominees with COVID impacts that resulted in career slowdowns but not formal leaves of absence: 

  • Indicate the approximate percent reduction in time due to COVID circumstances (e.g., 50% reduction in research time due to caring responsibilities) or impacts on activities (e.g., inability to undertake field work or experiments)*

*For both leaves and career slowdowns, stating the nature of the circumstances (e.g., medical, bereavement, family responsibilities, special, COVID etc.) is sufficient.  No further detail is required.

Nomination/application deadline is November 30: Submit online application