Types of employment

The Department of Biology and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Job openings

Visiting Instructor

  • The Department of Biology at the University of Iowa invites applications for a non-tenure, 75% visiting instructor position beginning August 21, 2024. The initial appointment is for one year subject to annual review and renewal. This position will primarily contribute to instruction in the introductory biology curriculum lab sections for the life sciences, specifically Foundations of Biology and Diversity of Form and Function, courses designed to examine the unifying concepts that apply to living things and emphasizes the wide array of features of living systems. 
  • The successful applicant will have: 1) B.A or B.S. in biology, biology education, or a related field; 2) a commitment to excellence in undergraduate biology education; 3) experience teaching introductory biology lecture and/or laboratory courses; and 4) excellent communication, organization, and leadership skills. 
  • For more information and to apply, visit https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/75226


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Research for academic credit

Biology Honors Program

Perform an independent research project with one of our biology department faculty for academic credit. Write a research proposal and honors thesis and present your research.

Learn more about Honors in Biology

BIOL:3994–Introduction to Research

Register for academic credit to perform independent research with one of our Department of Biology faculty. Credit may also be given for independent work in another University of Iowa department, however a Department of Biology faculty will need to sponsor your enrollment in BIOL:3994.

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Research opportunities

The best way to get started in research is to view the research areas of the faculty and then contact them via email to discuss the possibility of conducting research with them. Some undergraduate research jobs may also be posted on Hireahawk.

If you have questions about undergraduate research, contact Dr. Lori Adams at lori-adams@uiowa.edu for more information.


Look for opportunities to work in a laboratory on campus for pay. Job duties typically involve making solutions, stocking laboratory equipment, washing laboratory glassware, etc. Often these opportunities can lead to undergraduate research experiences.

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