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Graceland University Careers

Graceland University welcomes your application and interest in the open positions listed on this website. Updates are made regularly, so please check back often. Benefits overview is available here. Graceland offers a generous paid time off policy, which includes vacation, sick leave and holiday pay.

Graceland is a nonsectarian institution sponsored by Community of Christ, which provides a rich Christian heritage. Graceland has two main campuses: one located in Lamoni, Iowa, and one located in Independence, Missouri.

Founded in 1895 and sponsored by Community of Christ, Graceland University is much more than a school. Graceland is a community of passionate, caring and dedicated individuals who make up a worldwide community network that reaches far beyond the two campuses. 

Graceland University creates and maintains high academic standards of excellence by prioritizing a close student/faculty learning environment, providing nurturing communities that foster intellectual engagement and curiosity and embrace the philosophy that learning is not confined to the classroom. Graceland integrates a strong tradition in the liberal arts with targeted professional learning.

Graceland is composed of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, C.H. Sandage School of Business, Edmund J. Gleazer School of Education, School of Nursing and Community of Christ Seminary. Our Lamoni campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities such as the renovated $16 million Shaw Center, the Helene Center for the Visual Arts, Resch Science and Technology Hall, and the Fitzgerald Fitness Center.

Graceland’s Independence, Missouri, campus offers face-to-face and online undergraduate and graduate learning opportunities. 

All applications/resumes are kept on file for one year. If you see future positions that interest you, please let us know so we may submit your application materials. Reference letters will not be accessible to applicants during the application process nor after becoming an employee.

Please direct all inquiries and application materials for faculty positions to Dr. Jill Rhea, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, 1 University Place, Lamoni, IA 50140; phone 641.784.5114; fax 641.784.5453; email

Please direct all inquiries and submit application materials for online faculty associate positions electronically to

You can contact Human Resources Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or 8 a.m.-4 p.m. during the summer.

Graceland University
Attn: Human Resources
1 University Place
Lamoni, IA 50140
ph: 641.784.5447
fax: 641.784.5033

Thank you for your interest in employment at Graceland University.


Equal Opportunity Employment has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at Graceland University, where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, creed, gender identity, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic by law. This policy applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. Questions or concerns should be referred to the Human Resources Office.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. and complete employment eligibility verification paperwork.



**Graceland University is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at