Welcome from FIU President Jessell

Welcome to FIU!

We are a leading urban public research university that focuses its mission on student success and leadership opportunities at a local and global level. Our students are at the focal point of our institution. They have high expectations both for themselves and for our community. FIU serves as a 24/7, 365 solutions center with a sense of inclusivity, respect and optimism.

Much of our successes come from the extraordinary faculty and staff that make our institution Worlds Ahead. FIU’s employment path will open your reality to new ideas, cultures, languages, relationships, and opportunities. We are continuously finding innovative ways to provide a high-quality experience for our Panthers. As the gateway to the Americas, FIU serves as a catalyst for the future of higher education.

We are an anchor institution and a beacon of hope and opportunity for our community. FIU is dedicated to learning, research, innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship, so that our graduates are equipped to succeed in a global market.

We look forward to working with you. Go Panthers!

Dr. Kenneth A. Jessell
Florida International University

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Why FIU?

Family Friendly Workplace

FIU has created innovative policies and programs that give our employees the freedom to focus on their families while advancing their careers. Our policies also recognize the changing definitions of family — from blended families, adopted families, and same-sex domestic partnerships, to the demands of caring for aging parents.

Work-Life Balance

We encourage you and your family to be a part of the FIU community.

Employee Benefits

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FIU strives to remain at the forefront of higher education in the types of benefits provided to employees. The value of benefits should be considered as part of a total compensation package earned by an employee.

For more information please visit our Benefits page.

Find out more about FIU

Living in South Florida

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South Florida encompasses all of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, as well as the Florida Keys and the Glades interior. Our employees and their families live in some of the safest neighborhoods in South Florida. Our Faculty Geography Map provides the ability for you to see some of the areas where our faculty live.

FIU values education and our communities offer some of the best schools in the nation regardless of whether you live in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach counties. Resources for schools in surrounding counties are available below.



Palm Beach

If you’d like more information about South Florida, visit the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. Of special interest to you may be the latter organization’s page on Relocating to South Florida.

Student Employment

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Studies show that work has positive effects on students’ overall academic achievements. As a student you have several employment options while attending FIU, whether or not you are eligible for financial aid. You can search for on-campus student assistant or Federal Work Study (FWS) postings by visiting our Careers website. For career opportunities outside of the university you may visit Academic and Career Success’ Handshake portal.

Work as a Student Assistant

Almost every department at FIU employs students part-time. These student assistant positions offer students work related to their skills, academic or career fields, and experiences or interests. To qualify you must be:

  • Enrolled at FIU.
  • Registered for at least six credit hours as an undergraduate student or three credit hours as a graduate student.

Work as a Federal Work Study Employee

FWS positions are available to help students who show financial need to earn a portion of their educational expenses through meaningful employment. The program is administered by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (FASO). To qualify you must be:

  • Registered for at least six credit hours as an undergraduate student or three credit hours as a graduate student.
  • Awarded and have accepted FWS funds through your financial aid award package.

For eligibility requirements and more information on Federal Work Study, please visit the Financial Aid website.

How to apply for on-campus Student Employee Positions

Learn how to apply for on-campus Student Employee positions at FIU by watching this short video.

Student Candidate/Finalist Resources

Step by Step of Your Onboarding Process
Instructions for Candidate without a SSN
International Student & Scholar Services Sample Hiring Department Letter for Application for Social Security Number
IRS Student Exception to FICA Tax

Frequently Asked Questions

How many hours can I work?
You can only work a maximum of 20 hours a week.

Can I ever work beyond 20 hours a week?
Yes. You can work a maximum of 30 hours a week during semester breaks (winter break, spring break, & summer break).

Can I ever work beyond 20 hours a week outside of semester breaks?
Yes. You may choose to waive your student exemption and seek a job opportunity through a temporary appointment, which is a non-student position, if you are not an international student.

Can I work in more than one department?
Yes. As long as hours worked do not exceed the maximum 20 hours a week collectively.

If I am not enrolled for the summer, can I continue working as a student assistant?
Yes. As long as you were enrolled at least part-time for the spring and did not graduate.

If I graduate, can I continue working as a student assistant?
No. If an agreement with your department is discussed in advance, they may choose to change your status to a non-student temporary appointment for a maximum of two years.

As a student, do I have to complete a background check?
Yes. Background checks on student employees are conducted if the job description requires the following:

  • Working with minors and/or vulnerable people
  • Handling cash or credit card transactions
  • Performing IT related functions
  • Driving on behalf of the university
  • Access to sensitive/confidential information
  • Working within museums

As an International Student, can I work without having been issued a Social Security Number (SSN) from the Social Security Administration?
No. An International Student who has not been issued a SSN may not begin working until they receive an SSN and card in hand. However, one can apply to any student Assistant posting on the Careers site. If selected as a finalist, it is the responsibility of the student to immediately initiate the process for securing an SSN with the International Student & Scholar Services Office.

Temporary Employment

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Looking to work at FIU on a temporary basis? Search for temporary postings on our Careers site.

What is a temporary appointment?

A temporary appointment is an up to one year or less appointment for the purpose of accomplishing one of the following:

  • Short-term assignment
  • Peak load assignment
  • Project-based assignment
  • Replacement of incumbent on Medical/FMLA defined leave

Temporary Candidate/Finalist Resources

Temporary Onboarding Process
Temporary Employee Benefits
HR Import Tool

Frequently Asked Questions

How many hours can I work as a temporary appointment?
You can only work a maximum of 40 hours a week unless otherwise agreed upon by you and your department.

As a temporary appointment, do I have to complete a background check?
Yes. All candidates considered as finalist for a temporary appointment will, at a minimum, be subject to a reference check, a criminal background check, and any other checks required by law. Depending on the particular position sought, prospective candidates may be required to undergo additional background checks including, without limitation: license verification and more in-depth criminal background checks which includes fingerprinting.

Can I work in more than one department?
You are able to work in multiple departments as long there are no schedule conflicts.

Benefits & Perks

Welcome to FIU! To help acclimate you to the world of “Blue and Gold,” we are providing you with a quick reference Benefits Guide to assist you in making informed decisions about your benefits choices. For more information, please contact Benefits Administration at benefits@fiu.edu.

State of Florida Health Benefits



Prescription Drug Plan
  • Standard PPO
  • Standard HMO
  • High Deductible PPO
  • High Deductible HMO
  • Basic
  • Optional
  • Dependent Spouse
  • Dependent Child
  • Prepaid
  • Dental PPO
  • Indemnity with PPO
  • Indemnity
  • Exam Plus
Other Supplemental Plans
  • Accident
  • Cancer
  • Disability
  • Hospital Intensive Care
  • Hospitalization
Savings and Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts:
    • Health Care FSA
    • Limited Purpose FSA
    • Dependent Care FSA
  • Health Savings Account

Retirement Options

State Retirement Plans
Voluntary Retirement Plans

FIU Benefits and Perks



  • FMLA
  • Medical
  • Personal
  • Professional Development
  • Parental
  • Military Leave
Paid Leave Time
  • Sick
  • Annual (Vacation)
  • Holidays
  • Sick Leave pool
  • Catastrophic pool
Tuition Waiver Program
  • 10 Credits (For Dependents)
  • 6 Credits (For Employees)


  • Pet Assure/Discount
  • Tickets at Work
Voluntary Benefits


  • Legal Insurance Plan
  • Long Term Care
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
Work Life Balance Programs
  • Alternative Work Site
  • Compressed Work Week Schedule
  • Flexible Work Schedule
On Campus Perks


  • Carwash
  • Children’s Creative Learning Center
  • Computer & Software Shop
  • Credit Union
  • Discounted Dining Options
  • Health Care Network – on-site clinic
  • Museums
  • Office of Employee Assistance
  • Panther Games
  • Pharmacy
  • Recreation Center
  • Relocation Services
  • Seminars and Educational Workshops
  • Shuttle between Campuses
  • Spa and Beauty Salon
  • Wellness Programs

Total Compensation Calculator

This calculator is a decision-making tool for prospective employees considering a career at FIU. The total compensation employees receive from FIU is more than just a paycheck. It includes how much the university contributes to insurance, retirement, the number of paid leave days earned, and more. This calculator helps prospective employees compare their current compensation with what FIU can offer.

Individual benefits can differ depending on the position. This calculator is primarily for individuals who are considering an administrative or staff position.

Please note: For existing FIU employees,  refer to the Total Rewards Statement.

Moving & Relocation

Image of family with moving boxesCongratulations, and welcome to the Golden Panther Family! The Division of Human Resources wants to assist in making your transition to South Florida a smooth one. FIU may provide reimbursement for moving expenses to eligible employees.

Reimbursement of Certain Relocation Expenses

The university may elect to offer moving allowance for relocation expenses for salaried faculty and staff new hires up to the limits established in the university’s Moving and Relocation Policy. To ensure compliance with IRS guidelines, departments must inform eligible employees of the moving allowance amount within the offer letter and provide the Moving and Relocation Policy and Procedure.

Moving Company Selection

It is recommended that the employee obtain estimates from at least two moving companies. The university’s Purchasing Department has also established contracts with moving companies that offer competitive pricing.

FIU Moving Partners

We understand that choosing a place to live is a personal one. FIU has had positive experiences with the following service providers and we trust they will extend the highest quality of service to our employees. Your decision to utilize these services is a personal one and should include the appropriate degree of scrutiny when doing so. Employee participation and utilization of such services is completely voluntary.

Below is a list of respected professionals in relocation, real estate, and moving services who can answer questions, lead you in the right direction, and help to facilitate what we hope will be one of the best moves you make in your career. Services provided include:

  • Cost of Living Analysis
  • Mortgage Financing
  • Rental Assistance
  • Household Goods Movement
  • Cultural, Educational, & Recreational Information & Resources
  • Neighborhood Tours

Linda Tartak, P.A.
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc.
1500 San Remo Ave. #110, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Office Phone: (305) 722-5707
Phone: (305) 962-5156
Email: LindaT@miamisun.com
Website: Coldwell Banker

John W. Mullarky, Vice President
Home Services Relocation
6800 France Avenue South, Suite 355
Minneapolis, MN 55435
Phone: (952) 928-5856
Email: johnmullarky@homeservices.com
Website: Home Services Relocation

Denise D. Talboy, CRP
Vice President, Relocation & Corporate Services
The Keyes Company / Realtors
Tel: (954) 893-1367
Mobile: (954) 600-4551
Toll Free: (800) 749-5393 x 10255
Fax: (954) 660-7738
Email: DeniseTalboy@Keyes.com
Website: www.nationalhomerewards.com

Employment Categories

Below is the list of employment categories at FIU:

  • ADMINISTRATIVE positions are assigned administrative and management responsibilities or professional duties at the department/unit level, or above. Administration employment is at will and can be terminated at any time in accordance with university regulations.
  • EXECUTIVE SERVICE positions ordinarily report directly to the president, unless otherwise specified in writing, and include the vice presidents and other positions responsible for policy making at the executive level.
  • STAFF positions are assigned professional, paraprofessional, administrative, clerical, secretarial, technical, skilled crafts, service, or maintenance duties.
  • TEMPORARY employment is at will with fixed duration.Temporary jobs are organized into a number of categories, each with its own distinctive policies and procedures.
  • FACULTY – REGULAR usually resulting from a posting waiver or a successful search, a continuing appointment, which may or may not be term-limited or multiyear. Any regular, multiyear appointment may be renewed or changed to regular with no end date, during the employment of the faculty.  These type of appointments may be full-time (40 standard hours) or part-time (less than 40 standard hours).  Only regular faculty, in the ranks of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor are eligible for tenure.  All other faculty ranks are non-tenure earning.
  • FACULTY – VISITING positions to be filled on a temporary basis. Usually appointments are for 1 year, with renewal availability for a maximum of 4 years. This type of faculty enjoys the same benefits as a regular faculty.  When eligible, visiting faculty could be considered to receive any across the board increases, the same as regular faculty.  Visiting faculty in all ranks are always non-tenure earning and shall meet the educational and professional experience as required for those ranks in the academic unit.
  • FACULTY – CLINICAL can be regular or visiting.  The ranks for clinical faculty are:  Clinical Instructor, Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor and Clinical Professor. Clinical faculty are always non-tenure earning.  Clinical faculty teach and/or are responsible for managing students in the practice component of their degree program.
  • FACULTY – JOINT appointment is defined as employment that is offered by two academic colleges, two academic units, or an academic unit and a center or institute.  The offer letter will clearly designate the primary and secondary units.  If tenure earning, the primary unit will be where the tenure will reside.  Both the dean from the primary unit and the dean/director from the secondary unit will sign the letter.  Only if the letter does not include specifics on the secondary assignment will a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be required.  Joint appointments are documented with Secondary appointment in the system.
  • FACULTY – SECONDARY appointment is given to current faculty or staff who request affiliation with another academic unit or who are invited to affiliation with another academic unit.  This type of appointment is term limited with renewal possibility.  Secondary appointments are documented in the Faculty Administrative Post, under Secondary Appointments.  This type of appointment does not receive additional remuneration resulting from the affiliation.  The offer letter is signed by both the dean from the secondary unit and the dean from the home academic unit.
  • FACULTY – COURTESY appointment is offered to a person who meets the academic unit’s professional qualifications but whose primary assignment is outside of the institution.  The department will suggest the academic title or rank to be given to the candidate, based on his professional experience and education level.  Courtesy appointments receive no financial remuneration, are term-limited and are always non-tenure earning.
  • FACULTY – TEMPORARY is non-tenure earning, non-benefit eligible employees.  The period of employment is usually less than a year, but not more than a year if full-time, and come to complete a specific assignment.  Usually assigned to less than 100% effort.

Search & Screen Public Notices

To post a public notice on the HR site please create a HRIS Support Request. Notices will be posted within 1 business day.

Equal Employment

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If you believe that you have experienced discrimination contact CRCA 305.348.2785 | ocrca@fiu.edu

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FIU is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. FIU is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact the Civil Rights Compliance and Accessibility at 305 348-2785 or ocrca@fiu.edu. You may also access the ADA Accommodation forms on-line at this link.

If you need assistance with the on-line application, or for any other questions, please call the FIU Talent Acquisition Management Department at 305-348-2500. For hands-on assistance, visit our computer kiosk at Modesto Maidique Campus, Primera Casa 234.

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)