Why Work at USF?
Who We Are, What We Do
USF offers unlimited opportunities to discover and pursue your passion. Find your place here.
Welcome to USF!
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university located in beautiful Tampa Bay on Florida's west coast. It is one of the largest public universities in the nation, and among the top 50 universities, public or private, for federal research expenditures. USF is one of only four Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities.
At the heart of USF is a vibrant, diverse and engaged student body. Serving nearly 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. The USF System includes three separately accredited institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. The university's main Tampa location is home to USF Health, including the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Pharmacy.
Our Faculty and Colleges
With over 240 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialty and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine, there's something for everyone at USF. The university offers a dynamic learning environment that inspires innovation, creativity and collaboration. More than 2,000 distinguished scholars, researchers and expert teachers, nearly all holding PhDs or the highest degrees in their fields, make up the USF faculty.
USF's Strategic Plan
The 2013-2018 Strategic Plan builds on the success of previous plans and advances the institution as a global research university. The vision is to extend USF’s reach in the U.S. and around the world, provide further educational opportunities for students and improve their employability, increase faculty and staff prospects, and foster richer local, national, and international relationships.
USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference, with 17 men's and women's varsity teams competing at the NCAA-level. New facilities for practice and competition, along with a completely renovated USF Sun Dome, put the university's athletic facilities on par with virtually every top program in the country.
USF offers many opportunities to get involved and give back to the community. USF's Foundation provides support to all aspects of the university through its fund-raising efforts. The Faculty & Staff Campaign for the University of South Florida allows employees to make a gift to the area of their choice at the university. These gifts stay at USF and make a lasting impact. Last year, employees gave over $3.5 million back to USF.