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The mission of the Human Resources department is to attract, develop, and retain qualified university personnel in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.  The Human Resources department aims to provide all the necessary Human Resources support necessary to promote excellence in employee, performance, productivity and skill set.  View our open positions below:

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Build the Next Great University

At Florida Polytechnic University, faculty are more than classroom educators. They are researchers, mentors, innovators and key players in elevating the academic environment at Florida’s training ground for the next generation of high-tech business leaders.

Conveniently located between Tampa and Orlando, Florida Poly opened in 2014 to provide students with a core STEM education in a hands-on learning environment offering small class sizes and a broad range of innovative undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Florida Poly is dedicated to providing students with the education, knowledge, and confidence to join the high-tech workforce after graduation. But faculty are also encouraged to pursue their own research projects, both academic and applied in collaboration with STEM companies. Innovation outside of the classroom, in the form of patents and start-ups, is rewarded and celebrated as much as teaching inside the classroom.

The university’s age and size open up the possibility to make an impact on the development of curriculum, research and degree programs on our campus. Some universities trade on their history, but at Florida Poly we’re creating the future. Come and build the next great university.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Florida Polytechnic University is an equal opportunity/equal access institution. It is the policy of the Board of Trustees to provide equal opportunity for employment and educational opportunities to all (including applicants for employment, employees, applicants for admission, students, and others affiliated with the university) without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or genetic information.

Background Check Information

Florida Polytechnic University performs background checks as a condition of employment for all prospective employees. The investigations are initiated at the request of the hiring/appointing authority prior to making any job offer. Applicants are asked to sign the Fair Credit Reporting Act Disclosure and Authorization to Release Information form before the investigations are conducted.

Background checks are obtained from a third party vendor, a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report. Applicants failing to provide the data and consent will not be considered for employment or appointment.


People First is the Benefits Administrator for the State of Florida pre-tax insurance plans and is responsible for new hire enrollments, coverage changes, premium administration, and dependent eligibility, among many others.

If you experience issues with your pre-tax insurance or have questions in general, please contact the People First Service Center at 1-866-663-4735 (TTY Users: 1-866-221-0268). Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 6:00pm EST. Their website is

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Are you Fueled From Within

Florida Poly’s faculty not only has impressive academic credentials, but also real-world experience. This combination helps to create a culture that encourages students to think and do.

Click here to view Florida Poly President, Dr. Randy K. Avent’s bio.

Office of Human Resources

Contact Information
4700 Research Way
Lakeland, FL 33805
Phone: 863.874.8425
Fax: 863.874.8720

Employee Verification Forms
Please submit all current & previous employment verification request to HR by email and/or fax 863-874-8720.

Shelley Wells, Director, Human Resources
Phone: 863.874.8423

DeAnn Doll, Associate Director, Human Resources
Phone: 863.874.8421

Gloria Nelson, Compensation & Training Manager
Phone: 863.874.8402

Lois McDougall, Human Resources Coordinator
Phone: 863.874.8507

Lorraine Pierre-Louis, Human Resources Coordinator
Phone: 863.874.8442

Stephanie Arriaga, Human Resources Assistant
Phone: 863.874.8821