Faculty Searches

Current Searches

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is currently searching for the tenure-track, clinical-track, and Instructional-track faculty positions listed below, with appointments to begin in January or August 2018. The list below is linked to the full texts of position announcements, with directions for applying. This list includes searches that are part of University-wide cluster initiatives in the aging mind and brain, genetics, digital arts, digital humanities, informatics, and obesity, among other positions.

Liberal Arts & Sciences is the largest college in the University, which also includes colleges of Business, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health. The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a community of about 80,000 with a cosmopolitan atmosphere, exceptional cultural resources, excellent public schools and libraries, and outstanding medical care.

The College conducts affirmative action searches and particularly seeks applications from women and minority candidates. The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

All faculty searches in 2017-18, tenure-track and non-tenure-track, are listed online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/.  All candidates will apply through the online site; some position announcements also specify materials to be submitted on paper.

Tenure-track, clinical-track, and Lecturer searches are underway in the following departments:

Departments and Schools with Faculty searches
Department or School
African American Studies French & Italian
Art & Art History Geographical & Sustainability Sciences
Asian & Slavic Languages & Literatures Health & Human Physiology
Biology History
Chemistry Journalism & Mass Communication
CLAS Administration Mathematics
Cinematic Arts Music
Classics Political Science
Communication Sciences & Disorders Psychological & Brain Sciences
Communication Studies Social Work
Computer Science Sociology
Division of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures Spanish & Portuguese
Earth & Environmental Sciences Statistics & Actuarial Sciences
English Theatre Arts

African American Studies

Assistant Professor--African-American History (joint appointment with History)

Art & Art History

Assistant Professor--Renaissance Art History

Assistant Professor--Printmaking

Assistant Professor--Photography

Asian & Slavic Languages, Literatures, & Cultures



Visiting Assistant Professor--Modern Chinese Literature and Culture


Assistant Professor--Glial Neurobiology


Assistant or Associate Professor--Physical Chemistry

Assistant or Associate Professor--Organic Chemistry

CLAS Administration

Associate/Full Professor--C. Maxwell and Elizabeth M. Stanley Family and Korea Foundation Chair in Korea Studies

Cinematic Arts

Assistant Professor--Film and Video Production


Visiting Assistant Professor

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Associate or Full Professor--Implementation Sci. in Speech-Lang. Pathology

Associate or Full Professor--Cognitive Substrates of Communication

Communication Studies

Assistant Professor--Interpersonal

Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor--Interpersonal & Health Communication

Computer Science

Assistant Professor--Informatics (Text Analytics)

Assistant Professor--Informatics (Device Security)

Assistant Professor--Systems

Division of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Lecturer--American Sign Language

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Assistant Professor--Hydrogeology


Assistant Professor--Creative Writing (Fiction)

French & Italian


Geographical & Sustainability Sciences

Assistant Professor--Ecosystem Ecology

Health & Human Physiology

Assistant/Associate Professor--Sensorimotor Neuroscience

Lecturer--Scientific Writing (50% time)

Lecturer--75% time

Lecturer--Health Promotion and Health Studies


Assistant Professor--African-American History (joint appointment with African American Studies)

Journalism & Mass Communication

Assistant Professor--Media Studies


Assistant Professor--Mathematical Biology/Comp. Neurosci.

Visiting Assistant/Associate/Full Professor--3 year

Visiting Assistant/Associate/Full Professor--1 year


Associate Professor of Instruction--Associate Director of Bands

Political Science


Psychological & Brain Sciences

Assistant/Associate Professor--Learning & Neuroplasticity

Clinical Assistant Professor

Social Work

Assistant Professor--Social Work

Assistant Professor--Social Work


Assistant Professor--Computational Social Science Statistics

Spanish & Portuguese

Assistant Professor--Hispanic Linguistics/Second Language Acquisition


Statistics & Actuarial Sciences

Assistant Professor--Computational Statistics

Theatre Arts

Associate or Full Professor--Area of Specialty, Directing

Lecturer/Associate Professor of Instruction--Stage Management