Higher administration maintains that UF is in a place of financial crisis, which justifies millions of dollars in proposed cuts to faculty, graduate assistants, staff and library facilities, starting this July. However, UF’s hiring patterns tell a slightly different story. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports 102 job postings at the University of Florida. Of these job postings, 77 were posted in the last 30 days and 10 went on the site in the past week. Other Florida universities that are facing one-time state budget cuts appear to be holding off on hiring. FIU is hiring two new positions, while FSU, USF, UCF, FAU, UNF, Florida A&M, and FGCU are each posting 1 position. UWF has not advertised for any additional faculty or staff hires. Why is higher administration choosing to make so many additional faculty, staff and administration hires when they are proposing severe, immediate cuts?
UF Claims Budget Crisis, Searches for 102 New Hires