• Internal

    Current Iowa State Employees

    Iowa State employees seeking internal job opportunities must search and apply for jobs through the Iowa State Internal Careers hub, or search “jobs hub” in Workday located under Tasks and Reports. The Workday application provides internal applicants with convenient access to job postings, personalized job alerts and a centralized report to manage applications. Click here for information on how to set up and customize your Internal Careers hub.

  • Faculty


    Faculty are at the heart of Iowa State’s land grant mission of providing world-class education, conducting research that addresses global challenges, and sharing their scholarship through extension and outreach activities. Appointment types include tenured, tenure-track and non-tenured faculty positions, as well as clinical and research positions.

  • ProfSci

    Professional & Scientific

    Professional and Scientific (P&S) positions at Iowa State include a diverse set of positions ranging from research and investigation to information technology and academic affairs. P&S employees possess the advanced knowledge and education required to play a key role in supporting Iowa State’s land grant mission of providing a world-class education and addressing global challenges.

  • Merit


    Merit positions at Iowa State include blue collar, clerical, security, and technical positions. All positions are governed by the Board of Regents’ Merit System Rules. These positions may or may not be covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with AFSCME. Merit positions at Iowa State are critical in creating and fostering an environment to support Iowa State's land grant mission of providing a world-class education and addressing global challenges.

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    Postdoctoral Scholar

    Postdoctoral Scholars (commonly referred to as postdocs) hold doctoral degrees and are pursuing research and/or scholarly training for careers in the public or private sectors. Research is the primary activity of postdocs, and scholarly publications are the main tangible outcomes. Faculty supervisors mentor postdocs by assisting them with career development and the attainment of research skills. Postdoc appointments must be at least half-time and cannot exceed five years.

  • Temp


    Temporary jobs are short-term opportunities for work of a seasonal nature, to assist on limited projects, and/or when there are gaps in staffing. Temporary work may be categorized as Merit or P&S in nature. Most temporary positions at Iowa State are limited to 780 hours within each fiscal year. 

    Additional temporary opportunities at Iowa State may be available through external agencies

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    Search Firms Opportunities

    Iowa State periodically partners with a variety of Search Firms for positions at certain ranks or those that are difficult to fill. Applicants who wish to be considered for these positions must apply using the specific information attached to each opportunity. 

Dual Career Opportunities

Iowa State is committed to recruiting and retaining the highest quality faculty and staff. We also recognize that our faculty and staff seek to combine a stimulating academic career with a satisfying personal life. The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, in collaboration with colleges and departments, is dedicated to working with our new faculty and senior-level administrators to assist in their transition to the Ames area. Our Dual Career Resources help identify career options for the partners of new faculty and senior-level administrators.

Additionally, our institution is a member of the Central Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Visit the Central Midwest HERC website to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution. 

For more information regarding Dual Career Opportunities, please visit the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost website.