Pamela Soltis, Distinguished Professor and Curator, Florida Museum of Natural History named 2021-2022 Teacher/Scholar of the Year.

Colleges are invited to submit nominations for the UF Teacher/Scholar of the Year Award for 2022-2023.  As the oldest and most prestigious award offered to UF faculty, this award seeks to honor the faculty member whose scholarship or creative activity is recognized both nationally and internationally as innovative and pace-setting and whose teaching and mentoring are both exemplary.  Originating in 1960, the Teacher/Scholar of the Year has been awarded to current and future luminaries such as National Academy Members. 

It offers an honorarium of $6,000 in addition to other appropriate recognition, such as the automatic induction to UF’s Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars (ADTS).  The selected faculty member will receive an SEC Academic Consortium Faculty Achievement Award and will be considered UF’s nominee for the SEC Professor of the Year Award.

Each college can nominate ONE faculty member at the rank of FULL professor who best exemplifies the criteria for this award.

Nominations should follow the template.  Please submit the electronic materials using the Teacher Scholar Template (no other format is acceptable).   The nomination dossiers will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars.  The awardee will be notified in early March.