The University of Iowa’s College of Engineering is seeking a self-motivated, dynamic, and collaborative human resources professional to serve as HR Generalist. This position assists in the implementation of HR strategy by supporting a broad array of programs and services, including talent acquisition, onboarding, compensation, learning & development, and employee engagement. The College is comprised of nearly 600 faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and post-doctoral researchers who play an integral role in the College’s mission and vision.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Serve as trusted resource on employment-related matters for all who work in the College; Manage the talent acquisition process; Interpret and implement HR policies and procedures; Advise on and assist leaders with performance coaching, employment investigations and progressive discipline; Develop and deliver training; Prepare and analyze HR reports and metrics.


Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a human resources generalist, recruiter, or employee relations role.
  • Working knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • High attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining collaborative, productive, and trusted relationships at all levels of an organization.
  • A strong customer service orientation;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse teams.


  • Desirable qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in a related field;
  • Experience in an engineering-related organization;
  • Higher education experience;
  • Experience sourcing and recruiting diverse and/or specialized talent;
  • PHR, SHRM-CP or other professional certification.


The College of Engineering is one of 11 colleges that comprise The University of Iowa. The College teaches undergraduate and graduate coursework in biomedical, chemical and biochemical, civil and environmental, electrical and computer, industrial, and mechanical engineering. The College has an established global reputation for its formal research units, which include the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Center for Computer-Aided Design, IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, and the Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging.


The University of Iowa is a premier public research university offering internationally recognized programs in disciplines ranging from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. Iowa draws nearly 33,000 students from more than 100 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and employs 29,500 faculty and staff.


College of Engineering employees are encouraged to have a healthy work-life balance and have access to generous benefits. These include flexible work schedules, professional development, a monthly vacation accrual of 16 hours (two days), and other excellent benefits that are competitive with private businesses. We encourage you to review our benefits summary here. The University of Iowa is committed to providing opportunities for faculty and staff employees to Build a Career | Build a Life.


For additional position details and to apply:  Visit and search for keyword “HR generalist”. Candidates must upload both a current resume and a cover letter that clearly address how they meet the listed qualifications of this position. Only applications submitted at will be accepted. This position will be open for applications until at least September 24, 2019.


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.