OIR Faculty and Staff Data Webpage

Written Question

For Office of Institutional Research/Academic Affairs

The OIR Faculty and Staff Data (by rank, gender, ethnicity) webpage has not been updated since fall 2017 (https://www.unf.edu/ir/inst-research/Faculty_and_staff_data.aspx). Does OIR have these data for fall 2018, 2019, and 2020 to report out?

Answered by Dr. Abby Willcox, Director of Institutional Research & Data Administrator

We are in the process of developing a more comprehensive interactive faculty dashboard to replace the existing page that we plan to roll out in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, ensuring ADA compliance of our website as well as staffing issues have slowed down our efforts to update and modernize the IR page.


Below are our current numbers.

Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020
Total 617 634 654
Tenured 55% 51% 50%
Tenure-Earning 17% 16% 17%
Non-Tenure-Earning 29% 32% 33%


Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020
Total 617 634 654
Professor 24% 22% 22%
Associate Professor 30% 30% 28%
Assistant Professor 19% 18% 20%
Asst. Professor Equivalent 0% 0% 0%
University Librarian 1% 1% 1%
Assoc. University Librarian 1% 1% 1%
Asst. University Librarian 0% 1% 1%
Instructor 19% 21% 21%
Lecturer 4% 4% 5%
No Rank 1% 2% 1%


Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020
Total 617 634 654
Female 48% 49% 50%
Male 52% 51% 50%



Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020
Total 617 634 654
Non-Resident Alien 6% 6% 6%
Hispanic 4% 4% 4%
American Indian or Alaskan Native 0% 0% 0%
Asian 7% 7% 8%
Black or African American 5% 6% 6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0% 0% 0%
White 75% 74% 73%
Two or More 3% 2% 2%
Unknown 0% 0% 1%


Feral Monkeys

Questioner: Anonymous

Question Posed to Dr. Simone Rhodes, Provost and VP of Academic affairs

With the feral monkey debacle having reached Duval County, how is the university responding? Some of our best and brightest might approach these animals to take selfies with them. Are students being educated that some of the monkeys are infected with herpes B and that they should stay away from them and contact FWC (and CDC if bitten)? We heard from the university about coronavirus and the non-unique suggestion to wash your hands, but the feral monkeys seem to be a more imminent peril and there needs to be a compelling message.

Answered from the floor by Dr. Rhodes, Provost and VP of Academic Affairs

I’m grateful to the person asking the question because that was a learning opportunity for me. Turns out there are two populations of feral monkeys. There’s one in Southern Florida. And then I think the relevant population here is this population of Rhesus monkeys, which were part of a population released on Silver Springs Island as part of a jungle boat tour attraction in the 1930s and they’ve been around Central Florida since that time because they can swim. So they have been spotted further North. I’ve had conversations with the chief [of UPD], and he’s conversations with JSO. There’s a big dispute whether they’re in Jacksonville proper, but they are certainly moving north. UNF is monitoring this situation. I’ve talked to the police and UNF communications about this and we are monitoring it. I do want to address the other point; we are focused on coronavirus, which is a health priority for UNF and the state of Florida.

Pay Fairness for Staff and Adjuncts

October 13, 2016

Questioner: Anonymous

Posed to: Radha Pyati, President/Designee, UNF Faculty Association

If it is true that the interim dean of the College of Arts and Science received raises over his last two promotions equal to or greater than $80,000, how can the administration possibly defend paying a great number of UNF staff members less than $25,000 a year? And how can it defend paying adjuncts $2250 per course? How is this just?

Responses from FA president Radha Pyati:
Twice in the last ten years, we have given compression increases to our lowest-paid employees. We recognize that we need to find more opportunities to do this, but that does mean less in the overall pool when we negotiate our other contracts. With regard to adjunct pay, the questioner should note that the $2,250 referenced in the question is the lowest amount paid for an adjunct at UNF and there are a number of adjuncts who make more. We top out at about $6,000 in highly specialized areas.
If we use the most recent data available in the Chronicle of Higher Education, we find that in Florida when you average adjunct payment across disciplines, the average of averages is $2,389, with a range from $450 (adjunct teaching English at Embry Riddle) to $7,800 (adjunct with specialization in a field of business at Miami University).
There is no doubt that, with greater fiscal resources, we could address the issues facing some of our lowest-paid employees and we will continue our efforts toward that end. With regard to adjunct compensation per course, we currently perform better than the state as a whole.