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WHY UCF?

Together We Can Make the World A Better Place

At the University of Central Florida, we challenge each other and ourselves to do extraordinary things. And as a model for higher education in the 21st century, we create a large-scale positive effect on our students, our region and our world. For UCF faculty and staff, that means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck

We’re seeking qualified individuals with the passion and talent to help UCF fulfill its mission of being an academic, partnership and research leader. Ready to join our team? New faculty, staff, administrative and professional positions are opening up every day.

Please note that a background check is required for employment at UCF in order to promote a safe and security environment for our community.

ABOUT ORLANDO

Living in America’s most popular tourist destination has its perks, but there’s a lot more to Orlando than theme parks and thrill rides. From our dynamic downtown to our eclectic neighborhoods and wide-open nature reserves, Orlando offers more reasons to explore than you can imagine. And with 236 days of signature sunshine to enjoy, Orlando creates a perfect environment to live, work and explore.

Live

Make yourself at home in one of Orlando’s many neighborhoods. The Orlando region is rich in history and character, and living here means seeing your money go significantly further than it would elsewhere. Orlando has more reasons to explore than you might think, from our vibrant downtown to our unique neighborhoods and wide-open nature reserves. Orlando has been dubbed one of “the next great boom cities in the United States” by Forbes magazine. The city itself has a population of over 280,000 people, while the metropolitan area has a population of around 2.5 million.

Work

There’s a whole side of Orlando that most people don’t know about. It’s much more than a worldwide tourist attraction. Life sciences, medical innovation, as well as the creative, technology, and hospitality industries, are all centered in the city. Plus, the region has the country’s fastest-growing job market and population, outperforming other fast-growing metros such as Dallas, Atlanta, and Austin and propelling innovation forward. From its beginnings as a university town created to win the space race, Orlando has remained at the forefront of new technological developments, ushering in a bright future not only for the region and its citizens, but for the entire world.

POPULAR INDUSTRIES IN ORLANDO

Play

Did you know that visiting all of the theme parks and attractions in the Orlando area would take around 67 consecutive 8-hour days of fun? That isn’t even taking into account the free activities. Your bucket list has just grown! Orlando has something for everyone, from iconic theme parks to outstanding museums and world-class entertainment to miles and miles of walking and cycling paths and restaurants and retail opportunities large enough to fill more than 900 American football fields.

Learn

Orlando is a hotspot for innovation, with 35 colleges, universities, technical schools, and private institutions, as well as hundreds of award-winning elementary, middle, and high schools, making it a place where curious minds thrive. UCF graduates 15,000 students each year. Many people choose to stay in school and enter the workforce with a higher level of education and earning potential. 200,000 UCF alumni work in Florida in fields such as business, sales, and hospitality, as well as research fields such as nanotechnology, engineering, biomedical sciences, and pharmaceuticals. Others travel out of state, adding to UCF’s and Orlando’s rising national prominence.

RECRUITER TIPS & TRICKS

Spend time reading through the entire job description and all the preferred qualifications a few times. Use that information to tailor your resume and cover letter to the specific position every time you apply to make sure your experience and qualifications stand out!

Abby Bertrand

Talent Acquisition Consultant II

If you are selected as the final candidate for an employment opportunity, both your position and salary will be significantly based upon the information that you have provided in your application for employment. We urge you to please take the time to complete the application in its entirety.

Christian Garner

Talent Acquisition Consultant I

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Can I submit a paper application or e-mail my application materials?

    No. All applications must be submitted on-line; the University Central Florida does not accept paper or e-mailed applications or resumes. The university is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who have disabilities and for sincerely held religious beliefs. To request accommodation in applying, please contact Office of Institutional Equity at 407-823-1336 or by email: [email protected] .

  • Can I update my name, email, or address on my account?

    Yes, when you are login into the applicant site, you can update your profile information by clicking on the Edit Profile tab on the top right-hand side of the home screen.

  • Can I upload documents from Dropbox or Google Drive accounts?

    Yes.

  • How can I check the status of my application?

    You can log in to the applicant portal by clicking “Log in” and entering your e-mail address and password. Then, you can check the “Current Status” listed under the job information under your submitted application(s).

  • How do I apply for a position?

    To apply for most positions, click the “Apply Now” button on the top right corner of the job posting. If you have never applied in our system, you will be prompted to create an applicant profile in the applicant portal. If you have previously applied, you can return to your applicant profile by clicking “Log in” on the right-hand side of the Careers at UCF portal and entering the e-mail address and password you used to set up your account. Once your profile is set up, you will use the same e-mail address and password to log in to the applicant portal and apply for positions, manage applications, and view the status of your applications.

  • I cannot remember my password. What should I do?

    You can reset your password by clicking on the “Forgotten your password?” link on the Sign In page of the applicant portal.  If you cannot remember the email address you used to create your profile, please e-mail [email protected] for assistance.

    *Please note that the University of Central Florida changed application systems on April 2019, and previous log-in information does not work in the new system.

  • What do I do if I want to edit my application or change my documents?

    Applications and application materials are not editable after they have been submitted, so you will need to withdraw your application and reapply with updated materials. If applications are still being accepted for the position, you may log in to the applicant portal by clicking “Log in”, then click the “Withdraw” button next to the application you’d like to withdraw. Then reapply with updated materials.  Your previous application and materials will not be saved, so you will need to complete all parts of the application again. Updates to application materials are not accepted after an application deadline has passed.

  • What do the terms “time limited” and “visiting” mean on postings?

    Time limited and visiting positions are based on circumstances, such as funding sources, which control the length of time for which the position is available. Time limited and visiting positions have the same rights as a position with a regular appointment modifier, except such position does not have rights provided for layoff and/or recall.

  • What is an A&P position?

    Administrative and Professional and A&P (A&P) positions are considered contractual. Terms and conditions are generally recognized by contract for a specific period or contracts renewed on an annual basis. Certain benefits, amount of leave, and notification of termination are exclusive to the pay plan. There is no probationary period.

  • What is an OPS position?

    Other Personnel Services positions are a temporary employer/employee relationship typically used for the completion of short-term, temporary, or intermittent tasks, and for a short-term or temporary need. These are “at will” positions that do not require notice periods for separation. Other Personnel Services positions do not qualify for paid holidays, leave or other benefits. Certain OPS positions may qualify for insurance benefits depending on hours and a measurement period. Please ask the Benefits Department in Human Resources for your status.

  • What is an USPS position?

    University Support Personnel Services (USPS) positions are career service jobs where terms and conditions are generally recognized through collective bargaining agreements and/or state statute. Certain benefits, amount of leave, and notification of termination are exclusive to the pay plan. University Support Personnel System (USPS) employees earn regular status in the USPS after successful completion of a designated probationary period. Regular status in a “class” is earned after successful completion of the designated probationary period in the USPS classification.  Regular status does not relate to funding of positions. All positions not funded from Education and General (E&G) funds are considered soft money/time limited.

  • What is the average time between a position closes and when interviews begin?

    The time frame varies greatly and is based on numerous factors such as the volume of applicants, the department’s schedule, the need for the job etc. Unfortunately, because of the numerous variables it is impossible to gauge how long the hiring process will take. We recommend checking the status periodically for any updates to the requisition. You can check the status of your application by logging in to the applicant portal by clicking “Log in” and entering your e-mail address and password. Then, you can check the “Current Status” listed under the job information under your application.

  • What is Veteran’s Preference at UCF?

    Veteran’s Preference grants qualified veterans’ further consideration the application status. At the University of Central Florida, we do not utilize a scoring system when reviewing applicants during the recruitment process. UCF grants veteran’s preference on USPS positions with a minimum of an initial interview for all veterans who claim and are eligible for preference and meet the minimum qualifications. To qualify for veteran’s preference, the applicant much upload a copy of the DD214 or other approved documentation for each application. If you do not have the ability to upload your documentation, please contact [email protected]. More information about Veteran’s Preference can be found here.

  • What time do jobs officially close?

    11:55pm Eastern Time on the date listed on the posting, unless there is another time listed in the vacancy announcement.  Applications must be completed AND submitted by that time.

  • Who can I talk to if I need more information on the job I want to apply to?

    Please forward questions to [email protected] or call 407-823-2771.