Work for Us

Careers at the University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

There are a wide range of career opportunities for people with medical and non-medical backgrounds who would like to help us in our mission to provide the highest quality, accessible and cost-effective patient care while contributing to the global effort to alleviate all diseases of the eye through teaching and research.

Our Department

Our departmentEstablished in 1925, the University of Iowa eye department has a long history of providing outstanding care for our patients, conducting leading-edge, collaborative research, and educating the next generation of ophthalmologists and vision science researchers. We have consistently been ranked in the top ten of Ophthalmology Departments by U.S. News and World Report since 1994.

Our People

Our peopleOur people are the heart of our program. From the reception desk to the exam room, from laboratory to clinic, from research institute to diagnostic suite, from the auditorium to the library, from administration office to faculty office you will find our people appreciate being part of a team that values each individual team member.

Types of Positions

  • Clinical Technicians
  • Imaging Technicians
  • Nurses
  • Medical assistants
  • Secretaries
  • Communication/Marketing
  • IT
  • Optician
  • Compliance
  • Clerks
  • Schedulers
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Research Assistants
  • Assistant Research Scientists
  • Postdoctoral Scholars
  • Faculty
  • Ophthalmology Residents
  • Clinical Fellows

Contact Us

Contact UsIf you are interested in becoming part of our ophthalmology team. Please email us your resume or CV and a brief statement of the type of position you are seeking. While we may not have openings in such positions at the moment, we will be happy to keep your resume and name on file and contact you when an appropriate position opens.


Please, no phone calls.

Working at Iowa

Working at IowaThe University of Iowa aims to provide a diverse and technologically advanced community where everyone works together to achieve excellence. Our faculty and staff enjoy access to an array of cultural, educational, and recreational activities.


Current Job Openings at The University of Iowa

Visit Jobs@Iowa for a full listing of jobs available in our department and the rest of the University of Iowa.

The University of Iowa welcomes and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, mature workers and persons with disabilities.

University of Iowa Health Care

University of Iowa Health CareUI Health Care is a fully integrated academic medical center, which includes the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, UI Hospitals & Clinics, UI Stead Family Children's Hospital, and University of Iowa Physicians, the largest multi-specialty group practice in Iowa.

As Iowa’s only comprehensive academic medical center, UI Health Care is committed to world-class patient care and service, biomedical research, and medical education.