Academic Affairs Budget and Personnel

The Academic Affairs (AA) Budget and Personnel office at University of North Florida offers many services for university faculty, administrators, and staff including information for the following areas. 


General Information and Forms

New Hire Process for Faculty

Part-time Procedures Information Packet


Background Check Requirement

Instructional Faculty Credentialing Process

Budget Forms and Manuals  



 General Information and Forms

Important Dates / Information



 New Hire Process for Faculty


 Full-time Faculty

   Part-time Faculty

The Office of Academic Affairs and the University Compliance Office work together handling immigration processing for all faculty and A&P positions. Immigration approval is required prior to hiring a foreign national. Processing of 1B, H-1B extensions, TN and Permanent Residency is handled through Academic Affairs. J-1 processing is handled jointly with Academic Affairs, the University Compliance Office and the International Center.

 If you are hiring a foreign national who requires immigration processing, contact Academic Affairs at ext. 2703 prior to initiating the offer letter. An offer is contingent on the successful approval of the immigration process. Employment cannot begin with the University until appropriate immigration approval is received and verified by the Office of Academic Affairs.


The hiring department within the University of North Florida, as the sponsoring institution, incurs the cost associated with certain immigration types. Depending on which type of immigration status is initiated during the hiring process, some fees will be the foreign national’s responsibility. Should the foreign national decline the employment offer after the immigration process is initiated, the cost incurred is the foreign national’s responsibility. At that time, the foreign national would be responsible for making payment back to the University.  

The following immigration resources and forms may be helpful in understanding the immigration process as it pertains to hiring.


Missy Purvis 

Academic Support Specialist
(904) 620-2703
Joann Campbell
Associate Vice President Compliance Officer
(904) 620-2258

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Background Check Requirement

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. If a background screening has not already taken place, the candidate will soon receive information electronically requesting their consent to allow CertifiedBackground, our background screening vendor, to conduct this search. It is important for the candidate to submit their information to CertifiedBackground expeditiously so the hiring process is not delayed. Once the information is submitted to CertifiedBackground, the results will be returned to the Office of Human Resources for review within approximately 48 to 72 hours of submission.

If the candidate is a foreign national, this timeframe may take longer. In the event that the background check has not been completed at the time the appointment begins, continued employment will be contingent upon receipt of a background check report that is acceptable to the university.


NOTE: Chairs and or deans should contact EOD (Equal Opportunity & Diversity) office to initiate a background check. Send email to Kolanda Douglas - and copy Missy Purvis - Include the individual's name,department name, and email address.  


Instructional  Faculty Credentialing Process (Full-time & Part-time)
UNF gives primary consideration to the highest earned degree in the teaching discipline. UNF also considers competence, effectiveness, and capacity, including as appropriate, undergraduate and graduate degrees, related work experiences in the field, professional licensure and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching, or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes. 
In cases where a faculty member does not possess the traditional academic preparation outlined in the SACS minimum qualification requirements section of the Faculty Employment policy, it is the responsibility of the department to justify the exception.
When a faculty member does not have the usual terminal degree required to teach a particular course, it is the responsibility of the department to submit a request for non-graduate faculty to teach graduate courses.  


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Missy Purvis

Academic Support Specialist

(904) 620-2703

Anne Hoover

Director of Budget and Personnel

(904) 620-2711


B. Jay Coleman

Associate Provost for Budget and Personnel

(904) 620-2700



Human Resources  


Budget Office






International Center




UNF Faculty Handbook



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