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Inclusive Excellence Faculty Award

Recognizes and honors a faculty member for outstanding contributions to research, administration, practice, advocacy and/or policy, and whose work informs and advances the understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence at Lehigh University.


Provost's Award for Undergraduate Academic Advising (for Faculty)


The Provost’s Award for Undergraduate Academic Advising recognizes a Lehigh faculty member for demonstrated excellence in and extraordinary contributions to undergraduate academic advising. This award consists of a cash prize of $1,000 and a grant of $1,500 to support the faculty advisor’s professional development. The faculty award winner will be honored at the Faculty Awards Ceremony.

Global Engagement and Internationalization

 The LU Award for Global Engagement and Internationalization honors faculty who have made exemplary contributions to the internationalization of Lehigh University, while advancing the university’s mission of excellent teaching, research and service.

Perry A. Zirkel Award for Distinguished Teaching in Education

Recognizes a current, full-time faculty member in the College of Education. The recipient must:

Robert & Christine Staub Faculty Excellence Award in Business & Economics

This award is handled through the Undergraduate Programs Office, in the College of Business. Please contact Naomi Rothman at for details. Thank you.

Stabler Award for Excellence in Teaching

Awarded to a member of the faculty who comes closest to the following standards: a) Mastery of his or her field and superior ability in communicating it to others; b) An exceptional talent for encouraging students to want to understand alternatives and to make choices; c) Knows how to extract from students the full measure of their potential to learn; d) Guides their thoughts in a spirit of free inquiry and learns from them as he or she teaches; e) Never rests from being a teacher and is so infectious in his or her manner that the students scarcely know how deeply he or she is teaching; f)

Libsch Research Award

The objectives of this award are to: a) Recognize excellence in research, scholarship and/or artistic achievement, including the overall impact, as well as the quality and quantity of scholarly contributions; b) Reward those who perform distinguished research; c) Place research and scholarship on an equal footing with teaching and university service in the annual awarding of recognition.

Libsch Early Career Research Award

This award is presented to: a) Highlight faculty members who are early in their research career (typically 5-10 years since the Ph.D. and at the rank of tenure-track assistant or associate professor). b) Reward those who have demonstrated the potential for high-quality research and scholarship done at Lehigh University. c) Place research and scholarship on an equal footing with teaching and university service in the annual awarding of recognition.

Lehigh Early Career Award for Distinguished Teaching

Lehigh University sponsors this award to be given to a member or members of the teaching staff for distinguished teaching performed during the academic year. This award was previously supported by the Lindback Foundation and was known as the Junior Lindback Award. This award will be made to an early-career faculty member (assistant professor, teaching assistant professor or instructor). Only current, full-time faculty are permitted to submit nominations for this award.

Hillman Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising

This award recognizes excellence in teaching, research or advancing the interests of Lehigh University. In that context, this award recognizes exemplary undergraduate student advising defined as either: a) Guiding students through their exploration and pursuit of an academic course of study; or b) Assisting students in the development and/or completion of research related to their degree program. Only current, undergraduate students are permitted to submit nominations for this award.


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