Schemes for University Lecturers
ExxonMobil Excellence in Teaching Awards
These awards have been
established to identify and reward Centres of
Excellence in Engineering Teaching in the UK and the
Republic of Ireland.
Those university departments
selected as ExxonMobil Centres of Teaching
Excellence will be rewarded with a package of
in-kind benefits that enhance and enrich the student
Whilst the university
department is the major beneficiary of the award,
the application focuses on the merits of a specific
member of staff – the candidate.
should have distinguished themselves within their
peer group by showing a strong and continuing
commitment to teaching, professional activities,
promoting engineering as a rewarding and creative
career, establishing industrial-academic links and
other activities which ultimately ensure the output
of top-quality graduate engineers.
In 2012 it is the intention to
make 8 awards.
Each selected candidate’s
university department will be recognised as an
‘ExxonMobil Centre of Teaching Excellence’ for 12
months and will receive:
In addition winners will have
the opportunity to develop a bespoke engagement plan
with ExxonMobil which may involve a range of
enrichment and industrial contact activities
priority for graduate
priority for undergraduate
access to the most
up-to-date case study teaching material;
invitations for site
The plan will be tailored to
meet the needs of individual departments, with
details worked out once an award has been confirmed.
As part of the follow-up activities, winners will be
expected to keep in touch with ExxonMobil and
provide details of the good work that has been
undertaken with the prize money.
A suitable candidate will
hold a contract with a UK
or Republic of Ireland university that includes
teaching as part of the duties;
have at least an upper
second class honours first degree or equivalent
and a PhD, preferably with some industrial
have held their current
position for at least one year;
teach material that is
assessed or examinable on undergraduate or
postgraduate engineering courses;
not be a Fellow of The
Royal Academy of Engineering
Before completing the
application form applicants should read the
Instructions for Applicants.
Applications must be
completed by the candidate and supported with a
confidential citation written by the Head of
Letters from two Referees,
other than the Head of Department, supporting
the application are required. Candidates are
responsible for ensuring that these letters are
received by the Academy.
Please ensure that your
Head of Department has read the
Head of Department and both your Referees have
Guidelines for Referees.
The deadline date for
receipt of the completed application form, the
Head of Department’s citation and both Referees’
letters is 12 October 2012.
The award of an ExxonMobil
Excellence in Teaching Award is entirely at the
discretion of the Selection Committee and any
decision of the Committee is final on all matters.
All enquiries, citations and reference letters should be
sent to Ian Bowbrick.
These prizes have been made
possible through the generosity of ExxonMobil.
Please contact the scheme manager Ian
[E-mail Ian Bowbrick]