Faculty Applicants

This page contains useful information regarding UF’s different faculty work types, requirements for hire, and resources.

Faculty Work Types

Faculty Full-Time: An appointment at 1.00 FTE eligible for benefits such as healthcare, retirement, etc.

Faculty Part-Time (Adjunct Faculty): An appointment extended to individuals with satisfactory professional qualifications who perform temporary teaching, research, or extension functions in connection to established programs. The amount of work hours varies depending upon appointment. This work type can only be used for temporary (OPS) faculty titles.

These appointments may be:

  • for one (1) academic term at a time and possess no continuing contractual relationship with the University.
  • cannot be used to employ a faculty member  for more than fifty percent (50%) of the time throughout an academic year, or full-time for more than twenty-six (26) weeks of a fiscal year, unless approved by the Office of Academic Affairs.

Post-Doctoral Associate: An appointment in a department or similar unit for an individual who has completed a degree program and is enhancing his/her skills by engaging in research work. The usual appointment for Postdoctoral Associate is 3-4 years. Any additional years (maximum of 6) must be approve by HR and the Provost Office.

Requirements for Faculty Hire

The University of Florida is a state educational institution that is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). In keeping with the University’s mission and accreditation status, all newly hired faculty members will be required to undergo successful pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checking, and verification of education.  Any offer of employment is contingent on verification of education. All new faculty hires must submit:

  • an official copy of their transcripts for their highest degree prior to their start date;
  • a minimum of three (3) references letters

Additionally, new hire faculty are required to participate in E-Verify, the federal online employment verification system and complete section 1 of Form I9 on or before the first day of employment, and present documents that verify their identity and work authorization.

Faculty Transcript Request

When providing transcripts, a new faculty must ensure it is an official copy of his/her highest degree and that it is submitted by the date indicated in the appointment letter or prior to the start of the appointment. Transcripts must be sent directly to the hiring department or central HR from the issuing institution. An official electronic transcript may be transmitted directly from the issuing institution to the hiring department.

An official transcript should:

  • not contain the designation of “Issued to  Student”
  • have the issuing institution’s official seal
  • have a signature of the appropriate authorizing  agent or the institution’s registrar
  • be issued on the institution’s official  letterhead or stationary
  • reflect date of issue

Foreign Degree Equivalency

Degrees earned from a higher education institution outside the U.S. must obtain a degree equivalency. .  Degree equivalency refers to evaluation by a crediting agency that the degree achieved is equal to the same degree level in the U.S.  Members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES.org) organization are highly recommended as they are recognized by the institutional accreditation body (SACS) and immigration agencies. The equivalency process may take several weeks to generate results.  

For additional information on transcription submission requirements, contact Recruitment and Staffing at 352-392-2477 or email jobinquiries@ufl.edu.

Search Committee Meeting Public Notices

For meeting information on current faculty searches and director and above searches, visit our Search Committee Public Notices page.

Please note: This is not a comprehensive list; some departments may choose to only post on their departmental websites.

Resources

Office of the Provost

The Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer for the University of Florida.  In this capacity, the Provost is responsible for all matters that affect campus academic programs.  Additionally, the office of the Provost oversees the quality of program instruction, collaborative research initiatives, budgetary planning and priorities for academic programs and a number of professional development programs for existing and incoming faculty.

Visit the Office of the Provost’s website to learn more.

UF Dual Career Programs

The University of Florida proudly offers Dual Career Programs for partners/spouses of recently hired UF Faculty and Staff. UF is committed to help you transition to the Gainesville area, and offers careers exploration for your partner/ spouse.  For additional information please visit UF Dual Career Programs.