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The University of Iowa is the employer of choice in the Iowa City/Coralville area; offering growth opportunities, competitive salaries and outstanding benefits.

Merit positions are governed by the Iowa Board of Regents and available throughout our colleges and organizational units, including health care (University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and the College of Dentistry), central administration (Finance & Operations, Strategic Communications, General Counsel and Research), and various other academic colleges, auxiliary services (Athletics, Information Technology Services, Student Life and Libraries).

Merit Jobs include but are not limited to the following classifications, in the categories of Clerical: Secretaries, Clerks, Library Assistants and Health Information Technicians. Technical: Lab Technicians, Pharmacy Technicians, Electronics Technicians, Computer Information System Technicians, Surgical Technicians, Dental Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses and Security. Craft: Electricians, Pipefitters, Environmental Systems Mechanics, Auto Mechanics, Carpenters and Water Plant Operators. Service: Custodians, Food Workers, Nursing Assistants, School Assistants and Craft Trainees.


Complete our Merit application process in two easy steps.

Step one:

Complete an online general application and submit it to The University of Iowa Employment office for review. Within two business days, you will be notified via email indicating your eligibility to apply for open positions. Apply Now

Step two:

A list of positions, for which you are qualified, will be available for review within 1 to 2 business days. Based on your General Application, you may apply for specific openings of your choice.


If you need further assistance, our Employment office is available Monday-Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM for walk in visits or phone calls.

Office Location

The University of Iowa Employment Services (Map)
1 W. Prentiss Street
102 University Services Building, Ste. 21
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1911

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