Faculty

You are a pioneer in your field on a mission to improve lives and tackle the greatest challenges of our time. You cultivate the curiosity of your students, teaching and motivating them to achieve more and discover their own potential.

As members of USF faculty, it is your talent, tenacity, and commitment to excellence in all that you do that has helped drive USF to new heights.

Work at USF

Faculty are the lifeblood of an academic institution and central to the performance trajectory of the 鶹Ƶ (USF), the lifelong success of our students, and the generation of new knowledge through research, scholarly and creative activity. Apply to work at USF, where our faculty advance communities and transform lives.

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Office of the Provost

Dr. Prasant Mohapatra is serving as the 鶹Ƶ's Provost as of March 2023. Dr. Mohapatra comes to USF from the University of California, Davis, where he served as vice chancellor for research since 2018. A distinguished professor in the Department of Computer Science, Dr. Mohapatra held multiple leadership positions at UC Davis, including dean and vice provost of graduate studies, associate chancellor, interim vice provost and CIO, and chair of the Department of Computer Science. Through these roles, he gained extensive experience in a variety of critical areas that align with USF's strategic plan.

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Faculty Success

Faculty success is a cornerstone of USF’s advancement and the lifelong success of our students. USF has adopted a strategic holistic approach to Faculty Success designed to foster personal and professional development with point-in-time resources for early-career, mid-career, and senior faculty with an emphasis on equity and excellence across all three campuses.

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Professional Development

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

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Benefits

As a member of our diverse and talented workforce, you deserve an outstanding employee experience. From essential benefits like health insurance and retirement plans to optional programs for enrichment and work/life balance, the USF Division of Human Resources has got you covered!

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Tenure & Promotion

USF endeavors to create an atmosphere that encourages faculty members to develop and share different ideas and divergent views and to make inquiries unbounded by present norms. Tenure contributes significantly to the creation of such an atmosphere.

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