Tenure and Promotion Information

All applications for promotion, tenure, and/or permanent status at the University of Florida will be processed in the Online Promotion and Tenure (OPT) System.

2017-2018 Promotion and Tenure Information:

  • Promotion and Tenure Guidelines 2017-2018 (PDF)
  • Highlighted changes for 2017-2018 (PDF)
  • The 2017-18 Application template is in MYUFL. Web Browser should be set to allow pop-ups.
    • Log onto MYUFL
    • Go to Main Menu>My Self Service> UF Faculty Promotion and Tenure> Promotion and Tenure Packet> Packet Template with Activity.
    • The Template will open as a Word file, with some sections auto-populated with the candidate's information.

  • NOTE: The Assistant In series must use a different Template.  These promotions do not use the OPT system and are decided by the relevant dean.
  • Workshops will be available to cover the OPT system and T&P process on:
    • Thursday, March 16, 2017; 9-11am at the Reitz Union Chamber Room (Ground Floor). (Livestreamed)
    • Friday, March 31,  2017; 2:00-4:00 pm (will be recorded) at *6120 HSC/MSB Shands with video conferencing for COM/Jax in the Alumni Room.  *Take elevators in Atrium area to 6th floor. And follow directions to Auditorium, Lecture Hall 6120 will be on left side of hallway.
    • Video of the March 24, 2016 Promotion and Tenure Workshop
    • 2017 PowerPoint Presentation              
  • Recommendation for Tenure upon Hire (.docx)

NOTE: The Dean must receive prior approval for Tenure Upon Hire from the Provost before the letter of offer is sent to the candidate.

Information about the Online Promotion & Tenure (OPT) system including instructions, FAQ, and user Guides may be found in the Toolkit .

For questions, please contact:

2016-2017 Promotion and Tenure (P&T) Information - Archived: