Applicant Resources

Welcome to the University of Florida! With a diverse workforce dedicated to the education of leaders of tomorrow, UF offers wonderful benefits and state-of-the-art work environments. Whether you are a new or a returning applicant, we thank you for your interest in UF employment.  

Under the Applicant Resources section you will find information about:


For any questions or special accommodations request, contact Recruitment & Staffing at 352-392-2477 or email at

Careers at UF Applicant Tutorial

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Whether you are new or returning applicant, you may find this tutorial on UF’s application system helpful. The Careers at UF Application System Tutorial will guide you step-by- step on how to submit your application in the Careers at UF system. We want to help you every step of your application process!

The applicant tutorial tools will help you:

  • Search for positions
  • Sign up to receive positions via emails
  • Applying for a position
  • Managing your profile
  • Contact information

Application Deadlines

In order to be considered for a job opportunity at the University of Florida, the applicant must submit his/her application by 11:55 p.m. eastern time on the date stated in the job advertisement found in the Careers at UF website. 

Scheduling an Appointment for Criminal Background Checks with Fingerprints

There are two types of backgrounds checks utilized by the University of Florida—FBI livescan and 435 livescan that are considered a level 2 screening, and require candidates to submit their fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to conduct their search against the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) databases and, for 435 Livescan, Department of Children and Families (DCF) databases.

If you are selected for a position that requires a criminal background check with fingerprints, the fingerprinting appointment can be made online. Each appointment lasts approximately 20 minutes. To make an appointment, click the “Book Now” button below.

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If a criminal background check needs to be conducted outside of the main campus area, please contact Recruitment and Staffing for additional information.