Professor Geeta Patel with students in classroom

Teaching Awards

Teaching awards at the University of Virginia annually recognize the most dedicated, passionate, creative, and equity-minded instructors who significantly and meaningfully contribute to the University’s teaching mission.

Exceptional candidates are identified through a nomination process and selected by a representative committee. Nominating one’s professor or colleague for a UVA teaching or public service award is not only a noble act, but one that redounds to the benefit of the department, as well as the individual. Anyone—faculty, student, or staff—may make a nomination. The nominee must be a salaried member of the faculty; faculty wage employees are not eligible. Questions about the awards process or dossier materials should be addressed to Sherri Barker.

Teaching award nominations for 2022-23 will be accepted starting in January 2023.

Completed nomination packets are due February 6, 2023.

Nomination Packets


Click on each title for qualifications, eligibility, and monetary award details.