Faculty careers

Faculty Careers in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) offers excellent career opportunities to outstanding researchers and scholars at all stages of their professional careers.

Spanning the sciences, social sciences and humanities, LAS constitutes the core of research and teaching at Iowa State University. Located in the family-friendly Midwestern community of Ames, Iowa State University offers individuals and families opportunities to build their professional careers and personal lives in a thriving community, centered on one of the leading research universities in the nation. The university has a long tradition of fostering interdisciplinary and collaborative research across departmental and college boundaries.

We look for people who are creative, curious and collaborative, and who know that the critical challenges of today and tomorrow cannot be solved by one person or one discipline alone. We look for people who want to make an impact on their fields and a difference in the lives of others. We look for people who enjoy teaching and working with students.

To support the growth of collaborative research, we have defined five Signature Themes which outline broad priority areas for research and scholarship in the College. Guided by these five themes, hiring in the college strikes a balance between serving core departmental research and teaching needs and sustaining and growing our international reputation in four selected focus areas.