Tenure, Promotions and Appointments
The objective of tenure is to build a stronger institution by recognizing the meritorious performance of faculty. Promotions are recognition of the faculty member’s accomplishments, growth, and development as a teacher and scholar and as a leader in the areas of teaching, research, scholarship and service.
Selection of Chairs and Deans
In compliance with University policy on Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action to hire and advance minorities and women as well as qualified individuals with disabilities and covered veterans, the Office of the Provost strives to achieve equity and representation among candidates for Faculty administrative positions. We are committed to establishing a transparent and consultative process. With these Guidelines, the Office of the Provost advances the principle of shared faculty governance.
Faculty Search and Screen
As a state university, Florida International University is committed to the principles of affirmative action and equal opportunity in education and employment. We take seriously our responsibility to provide leadership in ensuring equal employment opportunities. These procedures help to further the mission of the University and to ensure the University's compliance with state and federal laws and regulations.
Panther180 is a web-based faculty activity reporting system. The system is used to record and publicize faculty achievements as well as serve as the centralized system for faculty assignments and evaluations, tenure and promotion, non-tenure track promotion, third-year review, sabbaticals and professional development leave applications.
Calendar and Timelines
HR and Employment
Sabbatical Leaves and Professional Development Leaves (PDLs) are granted to increase the faculty member’s value to the university through enhanced opportunities for planned academic travel, research, writing, professional renewal, study, formal education or other experiences of professional value. Each of these opportunities is evaluated on the relevance and potential impact on the faculty member’s professional development. All approved leaves are contingent upon determination by your chair and dean that the unit can accommodate your absence in the requested semester.
Purpose, policy and procedures for Sabbatical and Professional Development Leaves are outlined in the CBA.