Seeking Nominations for
New Section Early Career Teaching Award
The Rocky Mountain Section of the MAA recently approved a new teaching
award for faculty early in their career. The award was inspired by the
Henry Adler Award, which has been active at the national level since 2004.
We hope to use this section program as an opportunity for recognition for
faculty members that are early in their career and this program makes a
wonderful companion to the section Distinguished Teaching Award. To be
eligible the candidate must:
- Hold a doctorate degree
- Be college or university teachers who have held a full-time
faculty appointment in a college department of mathematical sciences in
the Rocky Mountain Section for at least two, but not more than seven,
years since receiving the doctorate. 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
- Hold membership in the Mathematical Association of America
Nominees should be recognized for excellence in teaching at the
undergraduate level and have a demonstrated influence outside their own
classrooms. The award includes a small cash prize and a plaque, plus
the person will also be recognized at the next section meeting. This is
an excellent opportunity for you to get recognition for the excellent
teachers in your department and also for the mathematics community to
recognize the teaching contributions people can make early in their
Guidelines and Nomination Form
If you would like to nominate a colleague, please begin by reviewing the
complete nomination guidelines.
A nomination form is available online as an editable document in
odt , or
It can be downloaded, edited and emailed; or it can be
printed and filled in manually, and the paper document
sent by ground mail.
The form should be addressed to the
Section Awards Coordinator.
A form can also be obtained from the current
Section Newsletter, or from
Department Chairs and MAA Departmental Liaisons, or from
the Section Secretary.
For an award the at the spring Section Meeting,
the nomination form should reach the Section Awards Coordinator by
15 December of the previous year.
After filing the nomination form, the nominator has until
15 January to
submit a complete nomination packet.