Professional Development


USF recognizes the importance of providing opportunities for faculty to continue their development through furthering their research training and advancing 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.


USF understands the value of academic tenure and promotion opportunities, review the university guidelines and general information about the T&P process.


The Early and Mid-Career Faculty (EMCF) Workshops provide a synergistic learning and support network for new and mid-career faculty across USF.


The Faculty Success Calendar includes workshops, resource sessions, orientations, and special events on a variety of topics.


USF Faculty are eligible to receive awards and recognition for their outstanding efforts.


Sabbaticals are granted to increase eligible employees’ value to the University through enhanced opportunities for professional renewal, planned travel, study, formal education, research, writing or other experience of professional value.

professional development leave

Professional development leaves are granted to increase employee’s value to the University through enhanced opportunities for professional renewal, educational travel study, formal education, research, writing, or other experience of professional value.


Faculty fellowships and scholarships are valuable resources designed to stimulate and facilitate faculty projects to improve teaching and advance scholarly and creative work.


A workgroup charged to develop recommendations to ensure the success of graduate and professional students across the university.