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Careers and Employment

At the University of Illinois, you work for one of the preeminent public institutions of higher education in the nation and the world. Your dedication and service as an employee make the difference as we work together to achieve our shared mission of excellence in teaching, research, and public service.

Managing Your Career

You can enhance your career prospects, contribute to the University, and gain personal satisfaction by actively managing your skills and career goals. The following provides helpful information for making career decisions:

Starting at the University: New Hire Resources
Changing Employee Groups at the University
Transferring Between University of Illinois Campuses

Career Enrichment Resources
Continuing Your Education - find information about college tuition and fee waivers available to eligible employees.
Training and Professional Development - find information about training and professional growth opportunities.

Employment Categories

Civil Service and Extra Help
Civil Service clerical, technical, clinical, and professional classifications are governed by the State Universities Civil Service System. Individuals qualify for these positions based on examinations. Extra Help employment is similar to Civil Service, but completed on a temporary basis.

Academic Professional
Academic Professionals fill specialized positions in academic, research, healthcare, technical, and administrative areas. A minimum of a bachelor's degree, and often an advanced degree, is required for employment.

Faculty and Other Academic
World-class Faculty members at the University of Illinois teach, conduct research, and engage in public service projects. Tenure or tenure-track positions include Professor, Associate Professor, and Assistant Professor titles. Non-tenure positions may be available for adjunct, clinical, research, teaching, or visiting Faculty. Other Academic positions include instructors, lecturers, post-doctoral students, and others.

Find Jobs

Visit the general campus employment websites to search for job opportunities at the University of Illinois:

Employee Benefits

The University of Illinois offers competitive benefits to eligible employees, including Health, Dental, and Vision insurance; paid holidays and leave time; and participation in the State Universities Retirement System. For a brief overview of benefits, please select one of the following links:

Additional Resources

Nondiscrimination Statement
View Required Federal and State Posters
Civil Union Partner Benefits
Service Member's Employment Tenure Act
Campus Safety and Crime Statistics: Urbana | Chicago | Springfield


Maintained by University Human Resources | Contact Information | Last Update: 29-July-2015 | ID: 469