Florida Poly is looking for faculty members who are committed to excellence in the classroom and thrive in a small university atmosphere. We are expanding our team of outstanding faculty by recruiting in targeted, strategic areas.
Florida Poly is a young, regionally accredited university that has already established itself as a premier STEM university. As the twelfth independent campus in the Florida State University System, Florida Poly was established intentionally as a small campus environment that delivers applied science and engineering degrees as a way of providing high economic value to the state. The campus is focused on growing from its current size of approximately 1,400 students to 3,000 students; the growth will be driven by demand for our undergraduate and graduate degrees and the personalized student experience that a small campus can provide. The campus pathway to growth relies on a high-quality faculty which has driven the decision to strategically grow the faculty in fields that support our applied science and engineering degrees.
Lakeland is the largest city in Polk County with 108,000 of Polk’s 725,000 residents. Downtown Lakeland is a vibrant “mecca of cool” that draws people of all ages to experience the history, culture, and events that make Lakeland unique. Whether you enjoy sports, the outdoors, a day at the museums, or great shopping, the lifestyle makes it easy to be your best self. Lakeland and Polk County offer something for everyone.
The Lakeland Chamber describes our community as the ideal business environment. We house corporate headquarters for global companies such as Publix Super Markets, Legoland Florida Resorts, and Florida’s Natural. Our business climate is rich with opportunity for continued stability and success. Polk County demographics reveal 57% white collar workers with a 41.6 median age and $103,053 median net worth.
If you have children, Polk County Public Schools has many school options for your family including magnet and choice schools, IB, Cambridge AICE, fine arts, and career academies. Polk County Public Schools is the seventh largest district in the state and is among the 30 largest districts in the U.S. It encompasses more than 150 school sites, serves more than 104,000 students, and offers programs for learners of all ages, abilities, and aspirations.