How to Apply for a Job at MUM


Thank you for your interest in joining the MIU community. We look forward to your contribution. We’re sure you’ll enjoy the unique atmosphere of living and working in a community focused on developing everyone’s full potential. This is the greatest benefit of working at MIU.

Current job openings at MIU are posted on the Staff Openings page.

Open faculty positions are listed on the Faculty Openings page.

Applying For a Staff Position at MIU

Salary/Benefits Package

The salary/benefits package for each staff member is negotiated individually based on background and experience. The University offers two main compensation packages for full time employees, either Salaried or Ideal Administrator. Salaried employees generally start around $1,200/month, live off campus, and receive lunches, discounts at the University Store and Market, a Recreation Center pass, and three weeks of paid vacation. More details can be found in our Employee Handbook.

Ideal Administrators live on campus and receive additional benefits of full room and board, tuition credit for themselves and dependents, health insurance, many other miscellaneous benefits, and a stipend starting at $500/month. Click here for a more complete listing of Ideal Administrator benefits. Full time staff members generally work a minimum of 30 hours per week.

Contact Us

For more information or to apply for a staff position, contact the Human Resource office at 641 472-1194 or email

Maharishi International University offers a supportive, friendly atmosphere in which faculty, students, staff and administrators can pursue their academic and personal goals. Carefully designed routines are followed that promote rapid growth in every area of life including the twice-daily group practice of the Transcendental Meditation program.

Campus dining halls serve a rich and wholesome organic vegetarian-and-dairy menu three meals each day. In addition to delicious entrees and fresh vegetables and fruits, an organic salad bar, homemade breads and desserts, ice cream, milk, juices, sandwich counter, and hot soups complement the menu.

MIU is located in Fairfield, a small city in southeast Iowa. Despite the rural setting, Fairfield is a vibrant community, and offers many of the advantages of big city life without the noise, traffic, and pollution. Fairfield contains 40 restaurants, from fast food to fine food, including a wide variety of international cuisine. The Steven Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts in the heart of the city has weekly performances on stage, including concerts, dance, plays, and comedy (see A monthly street-festival called the Fairfield Art Walk is known throughout the region and draws large crowds to the town square.

We are dedicated to provide an optimal working and living experience for our faculty and staff by safeguarding a safe and secure environment. MIU has a number of approaches for creating a secure and safe campus which are explained in more details in the Annual Security and Fire Report. A hard copy of the Annual Security Report is available at the Enrollment Center or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (641) 472-1144.

For more information about Fairfield please visit the Fairfield Landing website. This site has useful information including a map of Fairfield. The Fairfield library also has useful links.

Application Process

For more information or to apply for a staff position, contact the Human Resource office at 641 472-1194 or email

Forms for Applications

Application for Employment
Application Supplement (For those already practicing the Transcendental Meditation Technique)
Privacy Waiver Form
Iowa Worker’s Compensation Waiver 

Non-Iowa Worker’s Compensation Waiver


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