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Employment at the University of Iowa Libraries


Whether you are looking to start a career, looking for a mid-career change, or looking for a place to finish your career, I encourage you to consider applying for a position with the UI Libraries. As you’ve seen from this webpage, Iowa City and the University have a lot to offer.

I moved to Iowa City in 2012 to take the job of Director, HR/Diversity Programs with the library. Besides the thrill of a new job and new colleagues, I’ve come to appreciate Iowa City and its countless cultural/art activities, the many parks, trails and lakes, the short driving distance to Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City, and the bald eagles that roost here over the winter.

Iowa City and surrounding communities are in transition as they enjoy increases in population size, diversity, demand for skilled workers, and more. The UI Libraries and the University of Iowa have key roles to play in the transformation of the area into a welcoming and inclusive environment. You can be part of that effort.

Leo AgnewLeo Agnew
Director, HR & Diversity Programs
University of Iowa Libraries

P & S Positions

Please include a Cover Letter and Resume/CV when applying for this position.
Application deadline: January 2, 2019
This position is on extended posting until filled.
Application deadline: November 30, 2018
This position is posted simultaneously at two levels with job posting 19001518 (Specialist Librarian level, PLB2) and job posting 19001516 (Librarian level, PLB1). A single candidate will be hired based on qualifications.
Application deadline: March 12, 2019

The UI’s Employment Services office has a complete list of P&S position vacancies at the University of Iowa available online through

Merit Positions

For a complete list of vacancies at the University of Iowa, go to

Graduate Assistantships

More information on available job opportunities for graduate students at the University of Iowa is available from the Graduate Assistantship Bulletin Board.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.