Veteran Employment

The University of Minnesota welcomes military veterans, service members, and their families. We understand that the skills, discipline, dedication, and leadership you developed in the service are invaluable assets.

Like the military, a career at the University is an opportunity to work where your work matters, by supporting the U of M's mission of education, research, and outreach. Here you can continue your public service at one of the world's premier public research universities. Our high employee satisfaction scores are comparable to top-performing corporations. Surveys consistently show that U of M employees are happy with their jobs, the people they work with, and the benefits they receive.

Join more than 1,000 military veterans who work at the University. Our current job openings offer a remarkable range of opportunities for service members who want to take the next step in their civilian careers. Whatever your chosen field, you can find a position here that's right for you.

Wondering how your military skills apply to our available jobs? This Civilian-to-Military Occupation Translator helps service members match their military experience to civilian occupations.

For questions or more information, contact our Talent Acquisition department at [email protected].


Voices of Veterans at the U of M

Charles Altman, PhD
Charles Altman, PhD, Director, MBA Veterans Program, Carlson School of Management, U.S. Navy Commander, Retired

"I have been associated with the Carlson School since 2012 and the University for more than 15 years, and the support I have received has been remarkable. It's an honor to now serve as an advocate for veterans at Carlson and to help fund MBA educations for veterans." 

Maurice Perkins
Maurice Perkins, Director, Marketing & Communications, Boynton Health, Former Army Sergeant, E-5

"My service in the Army molded me to be the best at what I do for the greater good of our country, and that training has contributed to my daily life and workflow of teamwork and accountability. As a food service soldier and 50-caliber gunner in Iraq, I have used my deployment and stateside experience to accomplish many professional goals. The potential for what veterans can achieve here is limitless." 

Susan Kubitschek
Susan Kubitschek, Assistant Dean, College of Science & Engineering, Former U.S. Army Specialist, E-4

"Being a veteran at the U of M has had a huge impact on my life. I was fortunate to serve in the U.S. Army and came back to Minnesota to earn a degree on the G.I. Bill. Serving on the Veteran's Advisory Committee feels as though I've come full circle to help new veterans on this campus succeed."  

Jabra Kawas
Jabra Kawas, Director of Internships & Strategic Partnerships, University of Minnesota Rochester, Former Army Reserve Soldier

"Working at the U of M has given me opportunities to expand on leadership and interpersonal skills I first developed in the military. I now help student veterans navigate the transition to higher education. Professionally speaking, few things have been more rewarding."