Human Resources

Types of Employment

Classification and Compensation is responsible for the pay and other terms of employment for Administrative, Staff and Temporary positions at USF. To help ensure consistency in the application of these terms of employment, USF has established a classification structure. For more information, please visit the Classification and Compensation Home page.

  • Job family definitions
  • Position Descriptions & Classification Actions
  • Job Titles & Classification System
  • Compensation System & Procedures
  • Salary Delegation Authority
  • Fair Labor Standards Act Compliance (FLSA)

  • Extra Compensation

    There are two types of extra compensation: faculty and non-faculty. Both faculty and non-faculty extra compensation forms follow the same approval process for additional information on Extra Compensation:

  • Non-Recurring Compensation Guidelines

    Non-Recurring Compensation (NRC) is established to provide a lump sum payment for exempt employees who do not qualify as an independent contractor or for a USF employee performing duties above his/her existing FTE or in a different assignment that his/her current position. For additional information:

  • Faculty

    Faculty positions are defined as positions assigned the principal responsibility of teaching, research, or public activities or for administrative responsibility for functions directly related to the academic mission. Faculty employees are appointed by academic periods, usually twelve or nine months. Additional terms and conditions of employment may be specified:
  • Administration

    Administration positions are defined as positions assigned administrative and management responsibilities or professional duties. For specific titles and duties associated with Administration pay plan review the classification at the following: 

  • Staff

    Staff positions are defined as positions assigned professional, paraprofessional, administrative, clerical, secretarial, technical, skilled crafts, service, or maintenance duties. For specific titles and duties associated with the Staff pay plan review the classifications at the following:

  • Temporary Non-Student

    Non-student are defined as those Temporary employees not registered for classes and whose primary function is employment with USF. Please review the following on Non-student appointment: 

  • Temporary Student

    Student employees are defined as those Temporary employees registered for classes and whose primary function is obtaining an education with USF. Students are employed by the university in a wide variety of jobs. There are four main types of student employment:

    1. Student Assistants
    2. Federal Work Study
    3. Graduate Assistant
    4. Resident Assistants

  • Postdoctoral Scholars

    At USF the postdoctoral experience emphasizes scholarship and continued research training for individuals who recently completed a doctoral degree. Our post docs engage in research training under the general oversight of a faculty mentor in preparation for a career position in academe, industry, government or the non-profits sector. 

  • Foreign Nationals

    A Foreign National, or Non-Resident Alien (NRA) is a person residing in the United States who is not a naturalized citizen or a permanent resident (i.e., in possession of an alien registration card/green card). 

    Information on Foreign Nationals employment please contact International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) at the following: 

    Student holding an F-1 Visa are not allowed to work more than 20 hours per week. The only exception to this is during USF recognized school breaks as determined by the Academic Calendar. 

    Visitors (B1/B2 and Visa Waivers) cannot be put on payroll as an employee.