Faculty

You are a pioneer in your field on a mission to improve lives and tackle the greatest challenges of our time. You cultivate the curiosity of your students, teaching and motivating them to achieve more and discover their own potential.

As members of USF faculty, it is your talent, tenacity, and commitment to excellence in all that you do that has helped drive USF to new heights.

Work at USF

Faculty are the lifeblood of an academic institution and central to the performance trajectory of the University of South Florida (USF), the lifelong success of our students, and the generation of new knowledge through research, scholarly and creative activity. Apply to work at USF, where our faculty advance communities and transform lives.

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Office of the Provost

Meet Dr. Ralph C. Wilcox, who has served as provost and executive vice president of USF since 2009. As the chief academic officer, Dr. Wilcox works to aid in USF’s mission in delivering competitive undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to generate knowledge and foster intellectual development to ensure student success in a global environment.

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Faculty Success

Faculty success is a cornerstone of USF’s advancement and the lifelong success of our students. USF has adopted a strategic holistic approach to Faculty Success designed to foster personal and professional development with point-in-time resources for early-career, mid-career, and senior faculty with an emphasis on equity and excellence across all three campuses.

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Professional Development

USF recognizes the importance of providing opportunities for faculty to continue their development through furthering their research training, improving their curricula, and teaching skills. Beyond providing opportunities to support their academic careers, USF also wants to recognize and reward faculty for their contributions to research, teaching, and learning.

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Benefits

As a member of our diverse and talented workforce, you deserve an outstanding employee experience. From essential benefits like health insurance and retirement plans to optional programs for enrichment and work/life balance, the USF Division of Human Resources has got you covered!

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Tenure & Promotion

USF endeavors to create an atmosphere that encourages faculty members to develop and share different ideas and divergent views and to make inquiries unbounded by present norms. Tenure contributes significantly to the creation of such an atmosphere.

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