University of Illinois System

About Us

The University of Illinois System is made up of people who want more–we are chasing extraordinary. As innovative, diverse, globally engaged citizens and leaders. We enrich our culture and society, create prosperity, and serve the public good. New breakthroughs foster economic growth and solve society's biggest challenges. Combined, the three universities in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield bring resources, capabilities, and drive that are greater than the sum of their parts–it is altogether extraordinary.

We attract the nation's most talented students with hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, many of them ranked among the best in the United States. We are the state's largest system of higher education, with more than 89,000 students. In addition to our three main campuses, the U of I System has regional campuses, the UI Health hospital and clinics, research facilities, and Extension offices throughout the state. The U of I System is also leading the development of the Discovery Partners Institute, an interdisciplinary private-public research institute and hub of the Illinois Innovation Network.

We've carried on our land-grant mission for 150 years, making a lasting impact throughout Illinois and beyond the state borders.

Working at the University of Illinois
At the University of Illinois, you work for one of the preeminent public institutions of higher education in 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.

Employment Categories:

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.

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.

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.

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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign community of students, scholars, and alumni is changing the world. Since its founding in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has earned a reputation as a world-class leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. It is one of the original 37 public land-grant institutions created after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act in 1862.

Chicago and Hospital and Health Sciences System
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an acclaimed research institution with 15 colleges dedicated to the discovery and distribution of knowledge. As one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse universities in the country, UIC’s welcoming environment provides the chance to study, work and grow with colleagues who will broaden your perspectives and worldview.
The University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics is a patient centered organization. Providing safe, high-quality and cost-effective care for our patients is our foremost responsibility. The care of our patients and their families will always be at the heart of our mission.

Since joining the University of Illinois in 1995, UIS has continued this legacy while adding a residential, integrated, interdisciplinary honors program for lower-division students, and a doctoral program in Public Administration. UIS has become recognized as a leader in offering the newest generation of non-traditional students innovative education and individualized faculty attention through select, high-quality online courses and degrees.

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. See the Benefits section of our website for detailed information.

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