University of Illinois System


Make an Impact Working at the University of Illinois System

At the University of Illinois, you work for one of the preeminent public institutions of higher education in the world. The U of I System Offices provide vital services and support to the universities and their students, faculty, and staff. 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.

We are: the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; the University of Illinois at Chicago; the University of Illinois at Springfield--the University of Illinois System: Altogether Extraordinary.

Employee Benefits

The University of Illinois offers competitive benefits to eligible employees, including:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Generous paid holidays and leave time
  • Participation in the State Universities Retirement System and optional 403(b) and Deferred Compensation 457 Plans
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Tuition Waiver

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.

University Locations


The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign community of students, scholars, and alumni is changing the world.  Since its founding in 1867, the University of Illinois 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.  

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Chicago and Hospital and Health Sciences System

The University of Illinois 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.

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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.

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Regional Campuses and Other Sites

The University of Illinois has regional campuses and other sites located across the state and online.

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