Distinguished Professorial Achievement Awards - call for nominations
The 2012 Distinguished Professorial Achievement Awards are now open.
Nominations should be emailed to by Friday 28 September 2012
- Five awards annually to recognise distinguished sustained achievements in research, teaching/learning and service to Sydney Medical School, the University and the profession;
- Open to university-salaried, conjoint and clinical professors;
- By nomination by the Head of School and/or Head of Discipline, not by application;
- The nomination must be up to five single-line A4 pages detailing how the nominee addresses the academic criteria below, perhaps using dot points. Other than publication lists, appendices are not acceptable;
- Awards to be made by the Dean, who may appoint an advisory committee that could differ for different nominees;
- For distinguished achievements over the most recent three or more years, in at least two of the three areas (research, teaching/learning, service)
a. provided that performance in the other area is appropriate, and
b. accepting that the performance of “research only” academics must be truly exceptional given that the research commitment is virtually fulltime and
c. accepting that conjoint and clinical professors may have fewer opportunities for academic achievements than university-salaried professors in view of their service commitments to their substantive employer .
- Award to be a cash prize of $10,000 and certificate. The cash prize may be paid to the recipient personally or may be used to purchase consumables and/or equipment for use by the recipient.
- Successful nominees may be re-nominated but not for a further three years, and the assessment will then be on what has been achieved in the period since the previous award.
1. Outstanding research productivity
- Peer Recognition by election to Fellowship of learned academies
- Funding from major grant agencies (NHMRC, ARC, Cancer Institute, NIH, etc)
- Publications in ERA ranked journals A+ and A
2. Outstanding teaching and learning activities
- Exceptional service in developing or modifying curricula
- Exceptional service in the organisation and delivery of particular courses
3. Outstanding service to
- Sydney Medical School
- The University of Sydney
- Profession, both nationally and internationally
Adopted by DAC 24 March 2011