Employment at UIS

The University of Illinois Springfield offers employment opportunities in Academic Professional, Civil Service, Extra Help, Faculty, and Student Employment.

Applicant Information

The University of Illinois has transitioned to a new applicant tracking system called Cornerstone, which provides a more streamlined, user-friendly interface for completing applications.

  • Interested applicants should apply to specific vacancies based on the instructions in the job posting.
  •  The HR Staff is available to assist you with any help you need during the application process.
  • Computer kiosks are available in the Human Resources Office for individuals without access to the internet or for those who would like assistance with the process.

Applicant Resources

Assistive technology users may apply through our accessible application form.  Please refer to job postings for all requirements.


Police Officer Supplement (doc)

Application Template UIS (pdf)

Out-of-State Applicants

For classes requiring technical qualifications; i.e., a high degree of specialized experience, training or education, for which there is an inadequate supply of qualified applicants who are citizens of, or residents in, the State of Illinois, the DER (Designated Employer Representative) may waive the residency requirement and admit out-of-state residents to the examination only in accordance with the following criteria:

Preference for employment in the universities and agencies under the System shall be granted to residents of Illinois. Such preference shall be extended when the qualifications of residents and non-residents applying for admission to examinations are substantially equal. The responsibility for the implementation and enforcement of this policy shall rest with the DERs of the universities and agencies, subject to periodic review by the Director or his/her designee.

While the residency requirement provides a significant preference in the original employment of Illinois residents to fill vacant positions within the University System, current status employees may be admitted to any examination based on their current status appointment and seniority within their class, irrespective of their current residence.

Pre-employment screening

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) 

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.

In September 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued revised regulations for exemption from FLSA. The revised rule is effective January 1, 2020.  Additional Resources are available on the University of Illinois System Human Resources website.

If you have questions, please contact UIS HR.

University of Illinois Springfield Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
The University of Illinois Springfield Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available by contacting the Division of Public Safety. This report includes statistics from the previous three years concerning reported crime that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University of Illinois Springfield campus and statistics for fires in on-campus student housing. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security and other safety information along with fire safety policies and procedures.

University of Illinois System Statement on Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct (pdf)The University of Illinois System Statement on Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct reiterates that the University of Illinois prohibits and will not tolerate sex discrimination, sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct in its education programs and activities. Should you have any questions regarding the Statement or any related system or university policies and procedures, please contact your Title IX Coordinator at the number or email address included in the Statement.

The University of Illinois Springfield is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer ensuring equal opportunities in programs, activities, and employment regardless of race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.