Prospective Employees

Nebraska U among best employers in state, nation

Forbes ranking of America’s Best Large Employers

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is proud to be counted among the best places to work in the Cornhusker State and across the nation. We offer a bold, transformative and supportive work environment that encourages employees to pursue professional development.

UNL is No. 2 in Nebraska and No. 154 nationally. In the education sector, UNL is No. 1 statewide and No. 18 overall.

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Health & Medical Benefits

The University of Nebraska system is self-insured, providing a strong array of medical benefits to our employees that includes health, prescription drug coverage, disability and long term care insurance.

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Retirement Benefits

We work with Fidelity and TIAA to offer three plans including the 401a that has a matching contribution from the university up to 8% and you are 100% vested when you start contributing. 

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Life Insurance Benefits

We provide life insurance through Assurity Life Insurance Company in the amount of your salary at no cost to you.

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Flexible Work Options

We embrace a flexible work environment, recognizing that workplace flexibility is an important part of our goal to be an employer of choice in a competitive market for talent. For many positions, this includes options for flexible work schedules and remote or hybrid work.

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Time Off

Full-time employees start with eight hours of sick time and eight hours of vacation time per month and 13 paid holidays per year.

We believe a strong work-life balance is essential to the overall health and well-being of our faculty and staff. That's why we offer a substantial package of time-off benefits and paid holidays.

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Tuition Benefits

Tuition assistance up to 15 credit hours is available to employees, their spouses, and dependent children through the scholarship program. This is a value of up to $3,885/year for undergraduate classes and over $5,000/year for graduate classes.

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Work and Life Balance

The university is committed to providing all individuals and their families with the resources they need for their situation. We have a number of campus-based services as well as services from the City of Lincoln and State of Nebraska to assist you.

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Additional Services & Discounts

Discover exclusive services and discounts for university employees on campus.

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