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FAU is where your future begins Join us on our journey in pushing the boundaries of higher education
Innovation & Unbridled Ambition
We have over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence. Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.

Student success, excellence, and community engagement are some of our highest values as a university. These values are prominent throughout FAU's community and are essential to the employee experience. To learn about the vision and mission of FAU, please visit:

Time Off
Refresh, find an adventure, or just enjoy some well-earned you time.

We understand the importance of taking time for yourself, which is why we have generous time off options available. This includes major holidays, winter break, earned time off, a personal holiday and even a volunteer day to use for a cause you care about.

Taking care of yourself is important, especially when you are under the weather. At FAU, you will have the opportunity to take the time you need to recover with our competitive sick leave policy. Learn more about our time off options.

  • 8 paid holidays each calendar year.
  • 1 paid personal holiday for Support Personnel (SP) and Administrative, Managerial and Professional (AMP) staff.
  • Additional Winter Break paid leave (at the discretion of the President).
Annual Leave
  • 6.77 hours per biweekly pay period for full-time AMP and 12 month Faculty.
  • Full-time SP employees accrue 4 hours per biweekly pay period for 5 years of service, 5 hours biweekly for 5 – 10 years of service, and 6 hours biweekly for at least 10 years of service.*
Sick Leave
  • 4 hours per biweekly pay period for full-time AMP, Faculty and SP employees.*
Community Engagement Volunteer Leave
  • Provides line employees with the opportunity to volunteer for a cause with an eligible organization by offering 8 hours of paid leave.
Sick Leave Pool
  • Access to 480 hours of sick leave for members of the pool after 1 year of service.
  • Provides additional sick leave hours in the event of a serious or catastrophic personal illness or injury.
*Part-time employees accrue leave proportionate to the percentage of their appointment.

We are a place where employees can become students and students can become employees.

Our Employee Educational Scholarship Program (EESP) provides employees with the opportunity to continue their educational goals at FAU. Employees who qualify for this program can take up to six credit hours for free per semester. Read more about education opportunities for employees at FAU.

Employee Educational Scholarship Program (EESP)
  • Eligible employees may take up to 6 credit hours per semester after 6 months of full-time employment.
Textbook Stipend
  • $250 stipend to help offset the expenses of required course textbooks.
  • Textbook stipend is awarded to 10 eligible employees who are enrolled in EESP each semester.
Benefits & Wellness
At FAU we care about you at work and at home. This is why we put work-life balance at the forefront for our employees.

From competitive health benefits and retirement options to employee discounts, state of the art fitness centers and on campus family care options, FAU makes your transition from home to work as smooth as possible. Read more about the benefits we have to offer.

Optional Retirement Plan (ORP)

  • Available for all Faculty and AMP employees.
  • University contributes 5.14% of employee’s gross earnings.
  • Employee contributes 3% of gross earnings.
  • Employee has the option to make additional contributions.
  • Employee is immediately vested.
Pension Plan (Florida Retirement System- FRS)

  • Defined benefit plan available for all Faculty, SP and AMP employees.
  • Lifetime monthly benefit.
  • Employee contributes 3% of gross earnings.
  • Employee is vested in 8 years.
Investment Plan (FRS)

  • Defined contribution plan available for all Faculty, SP and AMP employees.
  • University contributes 3.3% of employee’s gross earnings.
  • Employee contributes 3% of gross earnings.
  • Employee is vested in 1 year.
FAU also offers voluntary savings opportunities with tax-deferred annuities and Roth 403(b) plans as well as the State of Florida’s Deferred Compensation Program (457).

Health Insurance Pre-Tax

  • Full time employees pay $50/month for single coverage and $180/month for family coverage.
  • Choice of PPO and 2 HMO plans are available for family or single coverage.
  • Employee contributions are payroll deducted on a pre-tax basis.
  • Health insurance and pharmacy coverage is provided by the State of Florida Group Health Insurance Program.
State Basic Term Life Insurance

  • $25,000 group term life and accidental death and dismemberment policy.
  • The University pays 100% of the cost of the coverage for full-time employees.
Additional Insurance Options

  • Dental (various options available)
  • Vision
  • Short- or Long-Term Disability
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Hospital Insurance
  • Accident Insurance
  • Long Term Care
  • Optional Life Insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents.
Additional Benefits
  • Paid Parental Leave for up to 6 months when an employee becomes a biological or adoptive parent.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential service to assist employees with personal, family, or workplace issues.
  • Medical Reimbursement Plans – Pre-tax. Allows employee to pay for eligible medical expenses on a pre-tax basis. Maximum annual amount is $2,550.
  • Preferred Legal Plan
  • Dependent Day Care Reimbursement Plans – Pre-tax. Maximum annual amount of $5,000 if you are single or married filing jointly on your income tax, or $2,550 if you are married and filing separately.
  • Employees are eligible to join any of 3 local federal credit unions and enjoy all associated benefits.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness qualified employer.
Numerous Employee Discounts, Including:
  • Phone carrier discounts: AT&T, Sprint and Verizon.
  • Professional sporting events such as: Miami Heat, Florida Panthers and Miami Dolphins tickets.
  • AAA membership.
  • Public transportation.
  • Local Attractions such as: Rapids Water Park, BB&T Center, Butterfly World.
  • Travel discounts on hotels, rental cars, cruises, and more.
  • Health discounts.
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"Being in a university environment is ever-changing, and I like the fact that we’re change agents."

Dr. Corey King
Vice President of Student Affairs

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"FAU’s resources, support, and culture are all great benefits of working here. But the greatest benefit is being able to do what I love."

Karen Field
Lead Teacher

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"At FAU you are able to strive for great things. You have the opportunity to learn and become someone extraordinary."

Veronica Brokate
Human Resources Representative

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"From SeaTech in Ft. Lauderdale to Harbor Branch in Ft. Pierce, FAU’s services stretch over 100 miles. I think this sets us apart from any other university."

Dr. Ali Zilouchian
Associate Dean & Professor

Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

"Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves."

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