UB Distinguished Professor

A candidate for a UB Distinguished Professor must have been a Full Professor for at least five (5) years before nomination, achieved national or international prominence, and maintain a distinguished reputation within his or her chosen field through significant contributions to the research/scholarly literature; or through artistic performance/achievement in the fine arts.

Exceptional Scholar Award Research Recognition Program

Sustained Achievement Award
 
(for tenured senior scholars)
  1. The work individually and collectively, must have garnered public and/or professional accolades beyond the norm for other bodies of work in the identified genre (e.g. citation analysis, critical reviews signifying the work is of enduring importance, completion of work under the auspices of a highly prestigious fellowship or grant).
  2. This award is for a body of work completed over a number of years. The award is not intended as a lifetime achievement award, but rather as recognition for outstanding performance in a recent segment of a scholar’s career.

Young Investigator Award

(for untenured/tenure-track scholars who received their terminal degree within the past eight years)

  1. The work must have garnered public and/or professional accolades beyond the norm for other bodies of work in the identified genre. Evidence of such acclaim for a single piece of scholarship would include, but not be limited to, first or acknowledged primary authorship of a lead article in a recognized top journal (hereafter referred to as tier one) for the scholar’s area, publication or performance of a work that is universally acclaimed, or completion of the work under the auspices of a highly prestigious fellowship grant. Evidence of exceptional scholarship could also come from a sustained record of tier one publications or other scholarly/artistic endeavors over a 2-3 year period.

Award for Teaching Innovation

Educational pedagogy, including innovations in teaching methods and student learning outcomes, is a focus of significant inquiry and concern within the academy. Recognizing that UB faculty are currently engaged in innovative teaching in their classrooms, it therefore seems appropriate for UB to give special recognition for significant contributions in teaching innovation.

UB's award for Teaching Innovation serves to reinforce to the larger constituencies UB serves (students, their families, and the citizenry of New York State and beyond) that UB – as a major research university – genuinely values innovative approaches to teaching.