In 2017, the EPaDel section of the MAA created an Early
Career Teaching award so that the EPaDel community can recognize members of the section early in their careers
who are extraordinarily successful in their teaching both in their own
classroom as well as beyond.
Each year, the awardee will also be the official section nominee for the MAA Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member.
Eligibility and Guidelines
Eligibility requirements are based on national criteria. The award is open to college or university teachers who:
- hold a doctorate degree
- have held a full-time faculty appointment in a department of mathematical sciences in the EPaDel Section for at least two, but not more than seven, years since receiving the Ph.D.
A nominee who has just started the eighth year of teaching at the time of the application is still eligible for the award. If a nominee has held his or her doctorate for more than seven years then the nominator must indicate on the nomination form the times that the nominee was not teaching. Common exceptions to the 7-year limit are maternity, paternity, family, or medical leaves. Sabbaticals and postdoctoral fellowships are exceptions only if they involved no teaching and the application does not include accomplishments made during these times.
- hold membership in the MAA
- be recognized as extraordinarily successful in their teaching
- have effectiveness in teaching undergraduate mathematics that can be documented
- have had influence in their teaching beyond their own classrooms
- foster curiosity and generate excitement about mathematics
To nominate someone for the Early Career Teaching Award, please fill out and submit the following form. Alternatively, you may email the information requested below to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details about the nominee