European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities
- applying innovative teaching methods;
- combining theory and practice, relevance and scholarly excellence;
- using research elements to achieve excellence in teaching;
- applying problem-based/problem-oriented teaching;
- achievements in encouragement of critical thinking;
- sustained commitment to teaching excellence, rather than one-off achievements.
- an academic instructor of any rank in the Social Sciences and/or Humanities;
- currently teaching at a higher education institution in a member country of the European Higher Education Area. Candidates considered in previous years are welcome to apply for this year's Award.
- A detailed personal statement written by the candidate about their teaching, including concrete examples of what they have accomplished or learned in their teaching, their approaches to teaching or philosophy of teaching, and a discussion of what their goals are for their teaching in the future (1500 - 2000 words);
- the candidate's curriculum vitae (or resume) and candidate's contact information;
- two letters of support: one from a colleague who is familiar with the candidate's teaching record; and one from a former student (letters from former students should describe the teacher's influence on them);
- contact information for the higher education institution, including the relevant person in the institution's press office.
- Course syllabi and a brief discussion of concrete examples of your teaching approaches, including specific teaching lessons, student assignments, and other teaching and learning activities;
- formal teaching performance documents such as internal evaluation reports (in the case of candidates whose institutions conduct such evaluations);
- a written or electronic teaching portfolio demonstrating your teaching and its corresponding impact on student learning;
- additional testimonials from former and/or current students, colleagues, university administrators, or others who have first-hand knowledge of the candidate's teaching achievements.
PLEASE NOTE: These or other additional materials should NOT be submitted during the first stage of the application process. Candidates will receive a written request for any additional materials, if required. The selection process is coordinated by the CEU Center for Teaching and Learning.
The selection committee is comprised of distinguished international faculty and higher education leaders.
- Applications for the European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences and Humanities will be accepted until January 31, 2020. Applications should be sent electronically to: TeachingAward@ceu.edu. The selection process will be completed by June 1, 2020. The award competition is intended to be conducted annually.
- The CEU Center for Teaching and Learning will send an email to acknowledge receipt of the application within two weeks of the submission.
- In the second stage of the selection process (mid-March, 2020), the CEU Center for Teaching and Learning will contact selected candidates and the higher education institution to obtain additional information in support of the application.
- All candidates will be notified of their status by June 1, 2020.
- The winner is expected to participate in the public recognition of the award (September 2020).