Faculty Awards

The following College of Arts and Sciences awards recognize the achievements of arts and sciences faculty. Information on eligibility, the nomination process and nomination deadlines may be accessed via the award link.

Awards Open to All ASC Faculty

Distinguished College Professor Appointment Process

The Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professorship is an honorific title, not a new faculty rank. This award serves to honor full professor colleagues who have excelled in teaching, service, and research/creative activity, and whose work has demonstrated significant impact on their fields, students, college and university, and/or the public. It is essential that such professorships be reserved for the most distinguished faculty. Therefore, no more than 10% of the total number of full professors in the College of Arts and Sciences may hold this title at any one time. 

Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award

The Diversity Enhancement Faculty Award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of any faculty member or team of faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences whose research, teaching and/or service/outreach activities promote diversity and support a culture that embraces and exhibits inclusive excellence, community, and openness.

Harlan Hatcher Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award

The Harlan Hatcher Arts and Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes a full professor who has a truly exceptional record in teaching, research, and service.

Honors Faculty Service Award

The Honors Faculty Service Award recognizes excellence in honors advising, honors instruction, honors committee work, and other honors initiatives and responsibilities which have enhanced the quality of education to honors students in the liberal arts.

Outstanding Teaching Award

Excellence in teaching is recognized in the College of Arts and Sciences to faculty member through an Outstanding Teaching Award. This award is administered by the Arts and Sciences Student Council.

Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award

The Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award is presented annually to a College of Arts and Sciences faculty member, regular staff member or student who has demonstrated outstanding mentoring to and/or leadership on behalf of women or other historically underrepresented groups at the university.

Outstanding Graduate Associate Teaching Award

The Outstanding Graduate Associate Teaching Award is given to recognize a College of Arts and Sciences graduate associate for excellence in teaching.


Arts and Humanities Faculty

The Virginia Hull Research Award

Virginia Hull Award fund supports diversity at the university, consistent with the university's mission, with particular attention to, but not limited to, female faculty members in the Humanities who are at the rank of assistant or associate professor. ($2,500 award)

Application must include:

  1. Tenure-track faculty member at the rank of assistant or associate.

  2. Three page description of the research project including: significance of the project, methodology, timeline, budget.

  3. Three page abbreviated CV.

Apply for the Virginia Hull Award [DocuSign]

For questions please contact Valarie Williams, Associate Dean (williams.1415@osu.edu)

Applications are due February 1st.

Grants for Research and Creative Activity in the Arts and Humanities, Sponsored by the Office of Research

For College of Arts and Sciences funding opportunities in support of faculty research, please see the following web page: Support of Faculty Research.

Arts and Humanities Teaching Awards

Paul W. Brown Excellence in Teaching Award

The Paul W. Brown Excellence in Teaching Award was established October 29, 2010. The fund supports a faculty member in the Department of English and a faculty member in the Department of History for teaching excellence.

Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring

The Rodica C. Botoman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring supports a member of the Humanities faculty who best exemplifies excellence as a teacher of undergraduates. While the emphasis is on outstanding performance in the classroom, the selection committee also considers the nominee's performance as a mentor or advisor and use of innovative teaching strategies for the advancement of learning.

The Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards

The Ronald and Deborah Ratner Distinguished Teaching Awards recognizes faculty for developing new courses, original materials, and/or innovative methods and venues for delivery, as well as for making a difference in students’ educations, lives, and careers.


Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty

Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellow Awards

The Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellowships are supported from endowment funds in honor of Joan Huber; this fellowship program recognizes some of the very strongest scholars in the social and behavioral sciences disciplines.

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