The highest of faculty ranks is reserved for full professors with exceptional achievements that have brought them national or international recognition.
UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS
Honors faculty who have made sustained contributions of consistent educational excellence and have demonstrated outstanding commitment to undergraduate education.
UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED OUTREACH FACULTY
Recognizes faculty who have made outstanding contributions to outreach at the University of Arizona, in the State of Arizona, the nation, and the world.
DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD
Granted to outstanding recently tenured and mid-career faculty who are making transformative contributions to their disciplines and to our University’s teaching, research, and outreach priorities.
EARLY CAREER AWARD
Recognizes outstanding early career faculty who are at the forefront of their disciplines and make highly valued contributions to the teaching, creative activity, and service priorities set out in the University's Strategic Plan.
DISTINGUISHED HEAD/DIRECTOR’S AWARD
Recognizes outstanding performance by an academic department head or director.
HENRY AND PHYLLIS KOFFLER PRIZES
Established through the generosity of Henry and Phyllis Koffler in 2000, recognize outstanding accomplishment in the areas of teaching; research/scholarship/creative activity; or public service/outreach.
GERALD J. SWANSON PRIZE FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE
Created through a gift from the Thomas R. Brown Foundation in honor of Professor Emeritus Gerald J. Swanson, this award recognizes excellence in undergraduate teaching.
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA FOUNDATION LEICESTER AND KATHRYN SHERRILL CREATIVE TEACHING AWARD
Recognizes excellence in the art of teaching at all levels, but the Foundation places particular emphasis on teaching at the undergraduate level.
UNIVERSITY INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS
Honor those who have demonstrated significant involvement in expanding the impact of research to the public good through innovation and commercialization and are committed to promoting the translation of research to the benefit of society.
PROVOST'S AUTHOR SUPPORT FUND
Available to faculty or academic professionals whose workload description includes the expectation of research and publication, and who hold appointments in units reporting directly or indirectly to the Provost.
PROVOST AWARD FOR INNOVATIONS IN TEACHING
Recognizes “candidates whose teaching portfolios and instructional effectiveness merit special recognition.
UNIVERSITY FACULTY SERVICE AWARD
Recognizes faculty who have made exceptional contributions to our service mission, within their department or college, across campus, or in their scholarly community around the world.
Recognize distinguished contributions to the university, the state, the nation, or the world.