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FAQ for Applicants

How do I set up an account in the Careers at UF system?

To create an account, click “Apply Now” button on the position you are interested in. You will be prompted to enter a valid email address to create an account. On the “Personal Details” section of the application, you will create a password that you will continue to use each time you log in to your account. Please use the same email address each time you apply for a position. This will assist UF in processing your application as quickly as possible.

I made a mistake in my application. How do I correct it?

Prior to the deadline of the job posting, you can choose to withdraw your application by clicking the red Withdraw button and resubmitting an application for that particular job posting. In the event you need to make corrections after the deadline, please contact Human Resource Services by email at jobinquiries@ufl.edu or at (352) 392-2477.  Human Resource Services’ hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

I can’t remember my password. How do I reset it?

Locate the Login button at jobs.ufl.edu and click the “Forgotten your password?” link. Enter the email address associated with your account and click “OK”.  An email will be sent with instructions on how to reset your password.

Can I withdraw my application once I have submitted it for a specific job posting?

Yes, you may withdraw your application at any time. Log in to your account and click the red button labeled Withdraw. If you would like to resubmit your application, you must do so prior to the deadline of the job posting.

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

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

What is the average timeframe between when 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.

How will I know my status on my application?

The recruitment process can take several weeks.  If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted directly by the hiring department. If the position is filled or cancelled, you will receive an email notification. You will also receive a notification if you were not selected for an interview. You can check the status of your application at any time by logging in to your account and viewing your submitted application.

How does the hiring process work?

If you possess the basic qualifications for the position, as indicated by your application, your information will be reviewed by the hiring authority or search committee, as applicable. Upon the hiring authority or committee’s review of your qualifications, you may be contacted for an interview. If you successfully complete the interview process, the hiring department will check references, conduct a background check, and perform post-offer testing as required.

What is the time frame of a Time Limited position?

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

Does UF sponsor employment visas for staff positions?

Yes, the University as an institution does offer visa sponsorship; however, that is done at the discretion of each hiring department. In the event that the hiring department offers an applicant visa sponsorship additional information will be required. Most visa processes usually last 4-6 months, in some cases longer.