Why UNI

Why UNI?

A great place to work.

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs.

One of three state universities, UNI enjoys national recognition for its high educational standards and possesses a distinctive mission of being the comprehensive state university for Iowa. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UNI in the top two among Midwest public universities.

The university's attractive size, nearly 10,500 students, allows it to offer faculty, facilities and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus.

The university provides a comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits package enables us to be highly competitive within the Cedar Valley and within the state.

A great place to live.

UNI is located in picturesque Cedar Falls, Iowa, a riverfront town with many recreational, cultural and entertainment opportunities. Downtown Cedar Falls was named one of the "30 Most Charming College Town Main Streets of 2019" by Best Value Schools. The metro community of Cedar Falls/Waterloo has a combined population of 170,000 and offers a pleasant residential setting with a strong and growing industrial base. Cedar Falls is a friendly, affordable community located about 300 miles from Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago. For more information about our community, visit the Cedar Falls/Waterloo Community webpage.

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Dual Career Assistance

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UNI is a member of the Central Midwest Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), a regional affiliate of HERC, the largest national collaboration among higher education institutions and associated employers designed to recruit the most diverse and talented faculty, staff, and administrators, including dual career couples. For more information on the Central Midwest HERC or to search for employment opportunities for your spouse or partner, visit https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-iowa-nebraska.

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