Job Benefits

University of Iowa faculty, staff, and their families enjoy competitive benefits packages, professional and personal growth opportunities available only at a leading university, and a culture that honors responsibilities at work, at home, and in the community.

Insurance, Retirement, and More

Feel confident knowing you and your family are protected. Traditional benefits include comprehensive health, dental, disability and life insurance options, plus generous retirement plans.

Career Development

Build the skills that advance your career. Explore flexible certificate and degree programs, take an in-person or online course, or enroll in business and leadership programs designed for professional growth. Free career advising can help you chart your path, and grants and awards available only to faculty and staff help cover any costs.

Flexibility for Work and Life

Find the balance that feels right. Get expert advice on child and adult dependent care, explore flexible work options, and see why the UI has earned a reputation for respecting every employee’s individual needs. Enjoy up to 24 days of paid vacation and personal holidays—plus nine university holidays—each year.

Health & Well-being

Care for yourself and the people who matter most. Award-winning wellness services feature personal health coaching, heavily discounted access to recreation facilities, and a full menu of wellness incentives. When you need help, schedule free short-term counseling, or access world-class health care at one of the nation’s top teaching and research hospitals.

Dual Career Support

Discover opportunities for yourself and your spouse or partner. Iowa provides career coaching, networking assistance, and potential job leads for dual-career couples, and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

Rewards & Recognition

Earn competitive pay plus perks that reward a job well-done. Market-based pay plans ensure transparency and fairness, while performance-based raises and special-compensation options recognize experience, initiative, and results.