Tenure, Permanent Status & Promotion

Tenure, permanent status, and promotion are major forms of recognition of accomplishments and contributions by faculty in accordance with the mission and objectives of UF/IFAS, and in accordance with procedures of the University academic community.  Therefore, UF/IFAS makes every effort to base its recommendations for tenure, permanent status, and promotion on careful and judicious procedures which guarantee faculty rights and responsibilities established in the University's rule and which enable UF/IFAS to reward scholarship and professional achievement.

IFAS Human Resources is responsible for ensuring that the UF/IFAS tenure, permanent status, and promotion procedures are followed.  Contact Susan Hudson susan-hudson@ufl.edu or Janet Malphurs jmmalph@ufl.edu with any procedural questions. 


Information for Faculty Members

Please contact your Center Director, Department Chair, or District Director with questions regarding unit timelines and the programmatic content of your packet.

  • Changes from 2018-2019 Guidelines
  • IFAS Supplement to the Provost Guidelines for 2019-2020
  • IFAS Guidelines for preparing Teaching section
  • CALS Peer Assessment of Teaching
    Peer Teaching Assessment (Detailed Explanation)
    Peer Teaching Assessment (Summary)
  • IFAS Guidelines for preparing Extension section
  • Tenure and Promotion Criteria (Section 8)
  • Criteria for Permanent Status and Promotion of UF/IFAS County Extension Faculty  
  • IFAS Guidelines for preparing International Programs section
  • Distinguished Professor Guidelines
  • 2019 Tenure / Permanent Status Progress Assessment Guidelines
  • 2019 3rd year Tenure / Permanent Status Progress Assessment Deadline Dates
  • How to determine your Tenure / Permanent Status
    Timeline (revised 2019)




Information for Chairs/Unit Heads


  • Guidelines for Unit Leaders for Soliciting External Letters of Evaluation
  • Faculty Voting Protocol

Senior Vice President Charge to the IFAS T/PS/P Committee 2018