Faculty Awards

Nomination Deadlines at a Glance

UIC Distinguished Professorship  – advance approval must be secured from the Dean by mid-January before developing a nominations application

UIC University Scholar – February 10, 2020

UIC Award for Excellence in Teaching – February 10, 2020

COM Faculty of the Year Award – February 10, 2020

COM Chicago – Distinguished Faculty Award​  – February 10, 2020

AOA Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award – March 13, 2020

COM-Chicago Departmental Faculty of the Year Award – details and deadline to be announced

COM-Chicago Departmental Rising Star Award – details and deadline to be announced


Nominations of women and under represented minority faculty are strongly encouraged.


University Scholar Award

The prestigious University Scholars Program provides three-year awards to faculty members who have demonstrated superior performance in scholarly activities in both research and teaching and who show great promise for future achievements.

The program is designed to identify outstanding members of the faculty and to provide each with a modest amount of funds annually for a defined number of years. The importance of these awards lies in the flexibility with which the funds may be spent. Recipients may use the funds at their discretion to enhance their scholarly work, except for salary rate increases, which are not permitted. The awards are not made for a specific project or proposal; rather, they are a symbol of the recipient’s excellence and the University’s commitment to foster outstanding people and their work. Therefore, the awards are made through nominations, not by application.

Awards of $15,000 per year will be made on a three-year basis to members of the faculty whose work is clearly superior. University Scholars may be individuals already on the University of Illinois faculty, or the awards may be used to attract faculty from other institutions to the University. Nominees for these awards will be carefully screened to assure that those selected are among the very best in their fields. Eligibility to the University Scholars Program is limited to members of the academic staff who are tenured or receiving credit toward tenure.

Campus call for University Scholar nominations, guidelines, and past recipients

Nominations for this year’s award cycle are due in the COM Office of Faculty Affairs on or before Monday, February 10, 2020. Please see the campus guidelines above for further details.

UIC Distinguished Professor Award

This appointment was created to recruit and recognize persons who have made a significant impact upon their field through scholarship, creativity and leadership. The criteria used for nomination and appointment within a particular academic field must be ones that recognize only the highest level of attainment in the field. The specification of such criteria and verification that the candidate’s work meets or exceeds them is a major responsibility of the person(s) nominating scholars for consideration as this honor.  Individuals selected for the award will receive a non-salaried non-service appointment as UIC Distinguished Professor effective in the next appointment year

NOTE:  Department heads must discuss consideration of a potential nominee with Dean Rosenblatt prior to developing materials, so that a decision may be made as to which nominations will be put forward by the College.  Such discussions must take place by mid-January.

Campus call for Distinguished Professor nominations, guidelines, and past recipients

Award for Excellence in Teaching (AET)

This award recognizes exceptional faculty for exceptional teaching, effectiveness in curriculum and instructional material development, and the impact their research and service activities have on the classroom. Awardees receive a salary increase of $5,000 ($3,000 from campus resources, $2,000 from the nominating college).

Faculty must be tenured, tenure-track or non-tenure track faculty in the clinical ranks of assistant, associate or full professor with a full-time appointment at the University of Illinois.  All candidates must have taught at UIC  for a minimum of ten years in order to be eligible.

Campus call for AET nominations, guidelines, and past recipients

College of Medicine nominators are urged to provide evidence of the following when submitting a dossier: descriptions of educational products (e.g. educational software) developed by the individual and any evidence of its value (e.g. published reviews of the software); articles describing new teaching methods developed and evidence of their effectiveness; and/or concrete documentation of excellent teaching performance that compares the candidate’s performance to that of other UIC faculty or to faculty nationwide.

Nominations are due in the COM Office of Faculty Affairs on or before Monday, February 10, 2020.  Please see the campus guidelines above for further details.


COLLEGE OF MEDICINE NOMINATIONS FOR THE AWARDS LISTED ABOVE SHOULD NOT BE SENT DIRECTLY TO THE OFFICE OF THE PROVOST.  THEY MUST BE REVIEWED BY THE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND RECEIVE THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE DEAN.

WHEREAS, THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE BELOW AWARDS, MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE APPROPRIATE UIC OFFICE.


UIC Research and Scholarship Annual Awards

Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR), the annual Research and Scholarship Awards celebrate the efforts and commitment of individuals who make exceptional progress advancing knowledge in their area of research and scholarship.  These individuals inspire and promote continued excellence at UIC.

Inventor of the Year Award

The Office of Technology Management (OTM) sponsors the annual Inventor of the Year award.  Given to one UIC investigator, this award recognizes inventions that have had a significant societal impact or that have transformative potential.

Woman of the Year Award

Sponsored by the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women, the annual Woman of the Year Award honors a woman who consistently works on women’s issues beyond the call of duty and who is an exemplary role model.  Award criteria includes: providing service to women at UIC while on the job, responding to issues affecting women, and offering service to women through voluntarism and public support of women’s programs.

Faculty of the Year Award – Chicago, Peoria, Rockford and Urbana campuses

This award recognizes outstanding achievements in multiple aspects of the College’s mission and is a distinct honor for the faculty member and his/her home department. All full time and part time faculty of the College of Medicine are eligible for consideration for the Faculty of the Year Award, which is presented at the College’s Commencement Ceremony.

Nomination and Processing Guidelines
Past Recipients

 

Distinguished Faculty Award – Chicago campus

This Chicago campus award is presented to a senior faculty member in the College of Medicine in recognition of excellence in research, service to the profession, or distinction as an educator. The expectation is that this honor will go to an individual who has fulfilled the highest goals of an academician and is nationally or internationally recognized for his or her achievements. The Distinguished Faculty Award is presented at the College’s Commencement Ceremony.

Nomination and Processing Guidelines
Past Recipients


This year’s deadline for Departmental Faculty of the Year and Departmental Rising Star nominations has been delayed.  Please check back for further details. 

Departmental Faculty of the Year Award – Chicago campus

Past Recipients

Departmental Rising Star Award – Chicago campus

Past Recipients

Images from the 2019 Faculty Recognition Ceremony may be viewed here.

Images from the 2018 Faculty Recognition Ceremony may be viewed here.

Images from the 2017 Faculty Recognition Ceremony may be viewed here.

Images from the 2016 Faculty Recognition Ceremony may be viewed here.


Macy Faculty Scholars Program

The Macy Faculty Scholars Program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of promising educational innovators in medicine and nursing, with the aim of accelerating needed reforms in health professions education to accommodate the dramatic changes occurring in medical practice and health care delivery.  The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation selects five faculty leaders each year as Macy Faculty Scholars.  Scholars receive salary support up to $100,000 per year over two years, and must have protected time of at least 50% to pursue education reform projects at their institution. ​

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research (OVCR) coordinates the applications process.  As UIC may submit only 1 application from the College of Medicine and 1 application from the College of Nursing, advanced authorization is required from Research Development Services to apply.   Please contact the OVCR  for additional information on deadlines and application requirements.  The selected applicant will be expected to complete and submit the official application by the deadline specified by the Macy Faculty Scholars Program website.

Macy Faculty Scholars Program website

​​Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award

The Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award recognizes the significant contributions to medical education made by gifted teachers. Special consideration is given to those who have published in medical education and whose educational materials have been adopted by other institutions. Up to four awards will be granted each year. Awardees receive a $10,000 grant. The awardee’s nominating institution will receive $2,500 for teaching activities, and, if the nominating institution has an AOA chapter, the chapter will receive a stipend of $1,000 toward its activities.

Each medical school in the United States and Canada may nominate one faculty member. The nomination is made by the Dean.  The College Committee on Faculty Awards reviews nominations and recommends to the Dean the faculty member who will represent the College in the national competition.

The AAMC encourages a process that provides for broad student input as well as the peer judgement of faculty colleagues.  Students will be invited to endorse candidates they favor and their comments will be forwarded to the Faculty Awards Committee prior to its deliberations.

Nomination packets for the AOA Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teaching Award must follow the format outlined by the AAMC, and are due in the COM Office of Faculty Affairs by Friday, March 13, 2020.

AAMC Request for Nominations

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Faculty Affairs.