External Letters

  • In addition to any internal letters solicited at the discretion of the department chair, at least five letters of evaluation from academic peers outside the university who are at a higher academic rank than the candidate will be solicited by the Department Chair, after receiving suggestions from the candidate
  • “Outside the university” means individuals not employed either currently or in the past ten years by the University of Florida.
  • It is encouraged that solicited outside letters should be sought from individuals who do not have a personal relationship with the candidate.
  • The identification of individuals, both internal and external, from who letters of evaluation are sought is the joint responsibility of the nominee and the Department Chair. Guidance should be sought from people with experience in soliciting of peer review.