Due to the impact of COVID-19, all hiring using E&G and auxiliary funds, including those within DSOs, is suspended until further notice. C&G-funded positions are excluded from this suspension. Current searches in which an offer has been extended may continue, but all other active searches are suspended until further notice. Human Resources will inform the campus community when the hiring freeze has ended.

Our primary focus is to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff while keeping the university open and operational. This global pandemic will have financial implications for our university, and it is important that we begin preparing for financial challenges. The following vacancies may continue to be posted and/or filled:

  • All contract and grant-funded positions, regardless of position type
  • Graduate assistants and postdoctoral scholars
  • Current searches for which offers cards have been submitted to HR or Academic Affairs through PageUp prior to April 1, 2020
  • Current faculty searches for which soft offer letters have been submitted to Academic Affairs for contract approval prior to April 1, 2020

Reasons for exceptions to this hiring slow-down may include positions critical to:

  • Campus and personal health and safety
  • Compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations
  • Delivery of essential university services
  • Courses necessary for timely graduation

Hiring managers who wish to request hiring exceptions must obtain approval from their dean or vice president and then forward the request to HRExceptions@ucf.edu for review and consideration. All submitted exceptions will then be reviewed either by Interim Provost Michael Johnson for units reporting to Academic Affairs or by Interim Chief Operating Officer Misty Shepherd for all other units. Exceptions will be limited, and final approval by the president will be required.

If approved for recruitment, job openings will be advertised in accordance with the university’s normal recruitment process. Existing openings being advertised were removed from the Careers at UCF website on Thursday, April 1, 2020.

Forms and FAQS

View all hiring freeze FAQs.

Exemption Request Forms:

We will continue to provide communication regarding when the hiring freeze will be lifted. If you have questions, please contact Renée Grigor, Director of Talent Acquisition at Renee.Grigor@ucf.edu.