Working in CLA

The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at the University of Minnesota is part of a premier land-grant research university committed to excellence and student success. The college spans the arts, humanities, and social sciences and prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, to be innovators in their chosen fields, to create meaning in their life’s work, and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world. CLA is the largest college in the University of Minnesota, with approximately 500 faculty, 900 staff positions, nearly 13,000 undergraduate, and 1,400 graduate students across 31 academic units.

Employment Openings

All employment openings at the University of Minnesota are listed on the Office of Human Resources website

Indigenous Staff & Staff of Color Community

CLA's Indigenous Staff & Staff of Color Community promotes personal and professional growth through shared experiences, resources, and strategies for staff of color. It launched in December 2017 to help advance the college’s goal of cultivating a welcoming and respectful climate in its diverse intellectual community. It is an active organization that includes members from throughout the college. To learn more about this community, view their On Purpose profile or visit The Neighborhood (CLA's intranet).

Being a University of Minnesota Employee

Information on benefits, the University’s wellbeing program, professional development, and other topics are also available on the Office of Human Resources website


The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.