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The Office of Employment and Examinations is committed to providing unified, professional services to make Eastern Illinois University a better place to work and learn. Employment positions available at EIU include:

Civil Service

Public universities in the State of Illinois are required to classify professional (non-academic), technical, and support staff according to established civil service categories. All staff jobs, except those determined by the Civil Service Merit Board to be administrative/professional in nature, are classified as civil service. To be considered for Civil Service Positions you must complete and submit an application and pass an examination.


Civil Service Temporary Extra Help

Temporary extra help are civil service employees hired on a temporary basis to handle emergent excess workloads within a department. These employees may work up to a total of 900 hours. At that time, the employee must be terminated for at least 30 days before they can be rehired in another extra help position. 


Administrative and Professional (A/P)

Administrative and professional positions typically require a bachelor's degree, master's degree or doctorate as specified by the position description. A/P positions are managed by the Office of the President and the Vice Presidents. 

The Office of Employment and Examinations processes all personnel transactions for administrative positions, including: new hires, promotions, salary increases, leaves of absence, separations, and maintenance of the personnel/payroll database.


Faculty and Academic Support Professionals (ASP)

EIU faculty positions typically require a Masters or Doctorate degree as specified by the position description.  New faculty openings are managed by the EIU Provost's Office.

The Office of Employment and Examinations processes all personnel transactions for faculty and academic support professionals including: new hires, promotions, salary increases, leaves of absence, separations, and maintenance of the personnel/payroll database.

 

The Application Process for Civil Service Employment (pdf)