How to Apply

Application process

To apply for a Postdoctoral position, you must sign up for a Jobs@UIOWA username and password. Once you have successfully become a member of Jobs@UIOWA, you may use your username and password to log into the system.

After registration, search to find the position you wish to apply for. Click on the University Classification to view details. To submit your application, click the "Apply For This Position" button to begin.

If there is not an "Apply For This Position" button on the job details page, then follow the instructions listed.

Print advertising

Some departments advertise Postdoctoral openings in newspapers as well as in national journals. This advertising frequently occurs at the same time a job appears on Jobs@UIOWA, but not always. If you see a position in a print ad, follow the application instructions which appear in the ad.

The Office of Civil Rights Compliance is responsible for monitoring and collecting statistical information about the applicant pool for each job. After you apply for a job, you will be asked to fill out an optional self-identification form.

Interviewing and hiring

Departments evaluate the applications they receive to determine candidates they will interview. The Graduate College reviews and approves the department's candidate of choice prior to a job offer being made.


The Graduate College recommends Postdoctoral research scholars and Postdoctoral research fellows salaries be determined using the NIH/NRSA salary guidelines. View specific salary levels.