Why UF

Bringing unstoppable minds to the University of Florida

UF is one of the top 10 best public universities in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings.

UF is also the first institution of higher learning in the U.S. to receive DGX A100 systems, which are designed to accelerate diverse workloads, including AI training, inference, and data analytics.

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Treating our faculty and staff right starts with a total rewards approach to benefits

Working on the planet's biggest challenges shoulder to shoulder with the next generation of problem-solvers takes laser-like focus. That's why we offer a very competitive salary and benefits package. Hard work may be its own reward, but we think your mind should be at ease while you're doing it.

Employment Benefits Include:

  • Health Insurance: UF participates in state- and university-sponsored benefits programs for individuals, families and domestic partners, and offers voluntary insurance that includes vision, dental, long-term, disability and more.
  • Retirement Options: Attractive options include Florida Retirement System Pension Plan, State University, System Optional Retirement Program, Florida Retirement System Investment Plan and Voluntary Retirement Savings Plan.
  • Leave: UF faculty enjoy a generous paid leave plan as well as access to a sick-leave pool and leave payouts.
  • GatorPerks: Provides exclusive discounts for UF faculty and staff. UF employees have an opportunity to save at various businesses and retailers.

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Our Community

It's not every day that you see a university and city so mutually supportive. With its beautiful natural landscape, nearby freshwater springs and wide-open prairies, Gainesville has been called an "urban forest". A place "where nature and culture meet."

But there's more to the climate in Gainesville than the near-perfect weather and scenic environment. There is the climate of innovation and entrepreneurship that has resulted in the creation of a substantial number of new businesses in recent years, making the city especially attractive for dual-career families. The University of Florida has many employees whose spouses have found jobs elsewhere in Gainesville. Likewise, you'll find many working couples on campus.

If you already live in Gainesville, you know just how special this city is. Gainesville has been described as one of America's best college towns and a hotspot for talented workers. Money magazine, Frommer's and Forbes are just a few of the magazines that have named Gainesville one of the top cities in the nation for livability.

  • Alachua County is home to five schools on The Washington Post’s 2017 High School Challenge Index, which lists the best high schools in the nation.
  • Gainesville boasts a revitalized downtown whose culturally enriched environment rivals those found in much larger cities.
  • Sports and recreation opportunities abound all year round.
  • The average high temperature in February is 69° F.
  • Orlando, Jacksonville, St. Augustine and both Florida coasts are all less than a 2-hour drive away.
  • For more information about Gainesville and the surrounding region, visit the Guide to Greater Gainesville.
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