Promotion & Tenure

Promotion and Tenure Guidelines for the College of Public Health and Health Professions

Two of the most important types of decisions made in the University are those having to do with promotion and tenure.  They are the principal means by which the quality of the institution is maintained and developed (UF Regulation 7.019). The Promotion and Tenure process of the University of Florida operates in conjunction with the fiscal year. Eligible faculty members should begin the process no later than July 1 of each year (see Promotion and Tenure timeline). The University of Florida guidelines, the College of Public Health and Health Professions (PHHP) guidelines, and for the two shared governance departments (Epidemiology and Biostatistics), the PHHP/COM guidelines are all detailed in the documents found on this site. All applications for promotion and/or tenure at UF will be processed in the Online Promotion and Tenure (OPT) system.

The application template is in myUFL.  Your web browser should be set to allow pop-ups. The navigation to access the template is Main Menu > My Self-Service > UF Faculty Promotion and Tenure > Promotion and Tenure Packet > Packet Template with Activity. Note: the template will open as a Word file, with some sections auto-populated with the candidate’s information.

Information can also be found about the mid-Cycle review process, Sustained Performance Evaluation (SPE) process, and the Tenure Upon Appointment process. For questions, contact Lorie Martin, Director of Human Resources for PHHP, at or 352/273-6198.

University of Florida Resources

UF Promotion and Tenure, information
UF 2021 – 2022 Promotion and Tenure Guidelines
UF Regulation 7.019 (Tenure and Promotion)
Online Promotion and Tenure Instruction Guides
Promotion and Tenure COVID Impact Statement Guidance for Faculty 

 College Resources

PHHP OPT Cheat Sheet
PHHP Promotion and Tenure Committee 2021 – 2022
PHHP-COM Promotion and Tenure Committee 2021 – 2022
PHHP Promotion and Tenure Timeline 2021 – 2022
PHHP Promotion and Tenure ‘OLD’ Guidelines
PHHP Promotion and Tenure Guidelines, new for 2021 – 2022 cycle and beyond
PHHP Clinical Portfolio Template
PHHP Educational Portfolio Template, Appendix A
COM Promotion and Tenure Guidelines (EPI/BIO only)

 Mid-Cycle Resources

Mid-Cycle reviews provide structured and constructive information to assist candidates with meeting college and university requirements for promotion and tenure.
PHHP Mid-Cycle Review Guidelines
COM Mid-Cycle Review Guidelines (EPI/BIO only)
Joint College Mid-Cycle Review Policy for Mission Track Faculty (Epi/BIO only)
Joint College Mid-Cycle (3 & 6 year) Review Policy for Tenure Track Faculty (Epi/BIO only) 
Joint College Mid-Cycle Review for Mission Track Faculty – Chair’s Progress Report (Epi/BIO only)
Joint College Mid-Cycle (3 & 6 year) Review for Tenure-Accruing Faculty – Chair’s Progress Report (Epi/BIO only)


Sustained Performance Evaluation (SPE) Process
Tenure Upon Appointment – PHHP / PHHP-COM

PHHP 7/2020