Work at FGCU

Take your career to a higher level here

Explore employment opportunities as well as the benefits, training programs and other resources available to the FGCU team.  As an institution of higher education, we encourage our faculty and staff to keep learning, achieving and inspiring others.  That's what we call The FGCU Effect.


FGCU's rank among the top 100 employers in Southwest Florida.


New employees have been hired in the last fiscal year.


FGCU alumni currently employed at the university.

New Employees

We have the resources you need to make the transition easy. Signing up for our comprehensive orientation program for new hires is the first step in your FGCU journey. Be sure to bring all the required forms and information detailed below.

​New Employee Orientation (NEO)

  • Welcome to Florida Gulf Coast University

  • Complete New Employee Orientation and Employment Application

  • Employees must signup to attend a NEO session

  • Bring Required Documentation to NEO

5- Star Academy

 The 5-STAR Academy is an extension of the New Employee Orientation (NEO) program, and was designed to support new hires by providing five different touch points in their early career at FGCU.  The program kicks off with the New Employee Orientation (NEO) as session one. 

How does it work?

Each of the 5-STAR sessions include participation from various departments on campus that provide resources and information regarding services for employees and information to assist our students on campus.  These departments include our University Police Department, Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance, Information Technology Services, Library Services, Athletics and Environmental Health & Safety.

When can I get started?

Within the first 90 days of employment each new hire will attend three additional sessions culminating with session five, the 5-STAR completion ceremony. An invitation will be sent to all new hires that have completed the program and their immediate supervisor.  At the ceremony the new hires will be will be recognized for their achievement and receive a certificate of completion.


Current Employees

We're proud of our personnel and celebrate the achievements of our faculty and staff that support the university's goals and values and reflect the FGCU Effect. Employee recognition is a fundamental element of expressing our appreciation of good work and valuable input. Human Resources is committed to identifying opportunities to praise employees and celebrate meaningful milestones.

Prospective Employees

Search our database for openings that suit your skills.


Veterans' Preference

In compliance with Chapter 295, Florida Statute, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to providing preference to U.S. veterans and spouses of veterans in hiring, promotion, and retention for all qualified positions (all Support Staff / Non-Exempt level positions), as prescribed by the chapter. Each position that qualifies for Veterans' Preference will be identified in the posting detail. Below we address some Frequently Asked Questions about veterans' preference in employment.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What are the categories under which I can claim veterans' preference?

  • I meet one of the categories above, so how do I claim veterans' preference?

  • Have there been any recent changes to Florida's veterans' preference law?

  • What if I still have questions about claiming veterans' preference?