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What EIU Can Do For You! 

Eastern Illinois University, located in Charleston, Illinois (Coles County), employs nearly 1,600 individuals in full and part-time positions.  Categories of employment include Administrative and Professional, Faculty, and Civil Service positions. 

With approximately 9,000 students on a 320-acre campus, EIU strives to attract a wide variety of talented and diversified employees to meet the standard of greatness we have defined at our institution.  

With a 14:1 student-faculty ratio, the highest freshman retention rate and second highest graduation rate among Illinois public universities in its class (2014 U.S. News and World Report), EIU truly lives up to its philosophy of remaining, “Big enough to matter; Small enough to care.” 

Whatever your area of expertise or experience...

  • if you have the desire to excel 
  • if you want to work for an institution where greatness is expected
  • if you want to work somewhere you can be proud of
  • if you want to live and work in a safe community
  • if you want to work for an institution that cares about you

...check out what EIU does for its employees. Explore the topics on the left for short synopses and useful links to some of the many benefits offered to employees at Easten Illinois University. 

Maybe you could be EIU!

(Please note:  The information on this site is not to be considered an exhaustive list of the benefits EIU has to offer its employees.  Please research further on EIU’s website or contact the university directly if you have questions or require more information).