Faculty Awards

Thomas Jefferson University Faculty Awards

The Thomas Jefferson University Award for Outstanding Teaching recognizes a Jefferson faculty member who has contributed significantly to enhance student learning and the student experience at Jefferson, and who has facilitated the development of pedagogical excellence in their peers through their example. The impact of the faculty member is broad as they are recognized for facilitating a culture of excellence in teaching at Jefferson by students, peers and administration.

Up to one award per College is given. Faculty may be nominated for this award by their College Dean or by the College’s Faculty Affairs Committee. Nominations should be approved by the College’s Executive Committee and the Dean prior to submission. The nomination packet should include a one to two-page letter of nomination, unabridged curriculum vitae, peer review, and representative teaching evaluations. 

All full-time, non-visiting, faculty members with at least two years of service at Jefferson are eligible to receive this award. A faculty member who has received this award is eligible to receive the award after an interval of seven years. This award will typically not be given to faculty in administrative roles such as deans, department chairs, and academic administrators. Program directors are eligible for this award. Recipients receive a plaque from the University.

Thomas Jefferson University Award for Outstanding Adjunct Teaching recognizes a Jefferson part-time, adjunct or affiliate faculty member that has contributed significantly to enhance student learning and the student experience, and who has facilitated the development of pedagogical excellence in their peers through their example. The impact of the faculty member is broad as they are recognized for facilitating a culture of excellence in teaching at Jefferson by students, peers and administration.

Up to one award per College will be given. Faculty may be nominated for this award by their College Dean or by the College’s Faculty Affairs Committee. Nominations should be approved by the College’s Executive Committee and the Dean prior to submission. The nomination packet should include a one to two-page letter of nomination, unabridged curriculum vitae, peer review, and representative teaching evaluations.

All part-time, adjunct or affiliate faculty members with at least two years of service at Jefferson are eligible to receive this award. A faculty member who has received this award is eligible to receive the award after an interval of seven years. This award will typically not be given to faculty in administrative roles such as deans, department chairs, and academic administrators. Program directors are eligible for this award. Recipients receive a plaque from the University.

The Thomas Jefferson University Award for Mentoring recognizes the exceptional efforts of a senior faculty member who has shown a continued dedication throughout their career to effectively mentoring faculty to achieve their full potential.

Up to one award per College (or School outside of a College) will be given. Faculty may be nominated for this award by their College Dean or by the College’s Faculty Affairs Committee. Nominations should be approved by the College’s Executive Committee and the Dean prior to submission. The nomination packet should include a one to two-page letter of nomination, unabridged curriculum vitae, and at least two testimonial letters of support from a former and/or current faculty mentee.

All full-time, non-visiting, faculty members with at least two years of service at Jefferson are eligible to receive this award. A faculty member who has received this award is eligible to receive the award after an interval of seven years. This award will typically not be given to faculty in administrative roles such as deans, department chairs, and academic administrators. Program directors are eligible for this award. Recipients receive a plaque from the University.

College of Population Health Faculty Awards

This recognition is given to instructors who have demonstrated consistently high levels of quality in both the development and delivery of online courses. They are consistently recognized by their students for exceptionally high quality of instruction and exemplify the JCPH online learning model.

These instructors have authored or substantially redeveloped at least one online course in accord with the JCPH online learning model. They have completed all corresponding training, and they have delivered at least 12 credits of online coursework. They are not in administrative positions such as Program Director, or Assistant Program Director. Some measures considered include SmartEvals records, faculty training completion records, and more. Recipients receive a paperweight and an honorarium.

This recognition is given to instructors who have designed, developed, implemented, and evaluated a novel tool or technique that demonstrably enhances online learning. This award is open to all JCPH faculty by recommendation of the Director, Online Learning. Recipients receive a paperweight and an honorarium.