Help recognize outstanding faculty mentors

Nominate a colleague or yourself for the 2019 Provost's Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring

Editor's note: Due to the coronavirus crisis, the Provost's Office said on March 18 that it is postponing this award until a date to be determined in the fall.

Johns Hopkins faculty members are invited to nominate a colleague, or submit a self-nomination, for the 2020 Provost's Award for Excellence in Faculty Mentoring.

This award, which includes a $5,000 honorarium, honors a full- or part-time Johns Hopkins faculty member who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to supporting and facilitating the development of early career and midcareer faculty. It aims to recognize the full range of mentorship in the areas of academic support and career development, including scholarship, teaching, service, leadership, and work-life balance.

Nominations will be accepted beginning March 1. Required materials must be submitted to by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31. Further information and nomination guidelines can be found on the Faculty Affairs website.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in helping mentees build relationships to achieve their specific professional goals, forge connections with internal and external networks of colleagues, and develop professional and intellectual independence.

Last year, the award was shared by Gabrielle Spiegel, professor of history in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and David L. Thomas, professor of medicine and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the School of Medicine. They were deemed noteworthy "not only for their tireless commitment to guiding others but also for their ability to go beyond advising to open up opportunities for mentees to collaborate, grow, and make the connections that lead to success," said Sunil Kumar, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

The award has been presented annually since 2016.

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