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  • Employee Opportunity -- Assistant Professor - Exercise Science



    The department of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation (KSR) at Eastern Illinois University is seeking applications from innovative and student-centered candidates for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of exercise science position. Primary responsibilities include teaching a broad tenet of classes in the undergraduate exercise science and graduate exercise physiology programs. The desired start date is August 16, 2021. Housed in the College of Health and Human Services, the department strives to be prospective students' first choice in the Midwest to earn a degree in the undergraduate fields of exercise science, physical education teacher education, recreation administration, and sport management and the graduate fields of exercise physiology and sports administration.


    Doctoral degree in exercise science, kinesiology or closely related field is required. Outstanding ABDs with a documented degree completion plan will be considered. Preference will be given to NSCA-certified teacher-scholars committed to student engagement in the department’s applied undergraduate and graduate programs. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required; demonstrated potential for research and scholarly activity; demonstrated expertise in the area of strength and conditioning, and a clear passion for student success are critical to this position. The successful candidate will be instrumental in the department’s pursuit of NSCA accreditation by the year 2030. The successful candidate will be expected to network with community, regional and state-level practitioners, alumni, and prospective students to maintain program alignment with current and anticipated industry trends and workforce needs.

    The College and Department

    The College of Health and Human Services was created in 2018 as a hub for health and human services-related programs at Eastern Illinois University. The College fosters academic rigor and experiential learning, preparing students to become critical thinkers and leaders who advance the health and well-being of the communities they serve as professional practitioners and private citizens. 

    The department of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation is the largest of the academic units in the College with a combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment of more than 450 students and plays a critical role in fulfilling the interprofessional goals of the college through industry-driven degree options. The department is located in Lantz Arena, a high-volume recreation center and athletics venue, on the west side of EIU’s beautiful campus and benefits from strong relationships with EIU Campus Recreation and the EIU Athletics department. The department houses 20 faculty and staff, along with ten classrooms and two labs all in Lantz Arena. The Department offers rewarding undergraduate degree programs in recreation administration, sport management, exercise science, and physical education teacher education. Graduate programs include degrees in exercise physiology and sports administration. Program alumni are engaged in meaningful careers across the U.S., and are critical to successfully connecting current students with practicing professionals. 

    The University and Its Community

    Eastern Illinois University, located in the east-central Illinois community of Charleston, has a rich tradition of over 120 years of preparing students to accomplish their professional and life goals through a combination of quality academics and personal relationships. The beautiful 320-acre campus is host to approximately 7,500 students and 400 faculty members in a town of approximately 20,000 residents. EIU offers active research opportunities, cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and an engaged student body that are on par with larger universities. Charleston has all the advantages of a small, rural town (e.g., lower cost of living, a safe community, a short commute) within a two to three hour drive of Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.

    Application Instructions

    Applications received by October 23, 2020 will receive priority review. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should submit: a) letter of application addressing qualifications, strengths, and experience relative to the responsibilities and desired qualities; b) current CV; c) unofficial transcripts; and d) names and contact information of three professional references who can comment on professional experiences and qualifications of the candidate.

    Applications must be submitted through Interfolio, Questions about the search process should be directed to Dr. Stacey Ruholl, Search Committee Chair at

    Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community



    It is time to begin the process of electing a representative from Eastern Illinois University to the State Universities Civil Service Advisory Committee (EAC).  Petitions and Statement of Candidacy Forms will become available at the start of business on Friday, September 18 and will be made available in the Human Resources Director’s Office located in Old Main, Room 2010.  The last day to submit the Petition and Statement of Candidacy Forms will be close of business on Friday, September 25.

    Candidates who wish to withdraw from the election ballot must do so by Wednesday, September 30.

    An official list of candidates and their qualifications will be made available on or before Monday, October 5.  The election will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 20 for civil service employees only.

    To be eligible for nomination and election to membership on this committee, a civil service employee must meet the following qualifications: (1) have a full-time certified status appointment in the system; and (2) have at least three current consecutive years of civil service employment in an institution currently served by the State University Civil Service System at the time the candidate picks up the petition and statement of candidacy. Again, forms may be picked up in Human Resources, Room 2010 Old Main, beginning Friday, September 18.

    The appointment term will be for four years, from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2024.

    Please review the SUCSAC website which includes the EAC member's manual and the by-laws for further information.  Please feel free to contact Human Resources at (217) 581-3514 for questions or information.

  • The Cafe in Klehm Hall Opens September 17.


    The Café in Klehm Hall is a student (Hospitality and Tourism, Nutrition and Dietetics, and FCS Teacher Certification) operated casual dining experience open to the EIU community. The Café is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 11:45 am – 1:00 pm, serving a variety of sandwiches, wraps, salads, vegetables, and soups. The menu changes weekly. Adhering to Covid-19 precautions, this fall we are open for TAKE-OUT only. Located in 1414 Klehm Hall, no reservations required. Cash only, please. Our first day this semester is September 17. Menus available at

  • Employment Opportunity -- Financial Aid Representative


    Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a Financial Aid Representative in the Office of Financial Aid. This is a front-line position, assisting students and parents at the front desk and by telephone and email. Primary duties include explaining the financial aid application procedure, eligibility, verification requirements, scholarship searches, loans, and other financial aid options. Excellent attention to detail and customer service skills are desired.

     Qualified candidates must have any one or combination totaling two (2) years (24 months) from the categories below:

                   A.       College course work in any field.

    ·         Associate Degree (60 semester hours) equals one (1) year (12 months).

    ·         90-semester hours equals two (2) years (24 months)

    ·         Bachelor’s Degree (120 semester hours) equals three (3) years (36 months)

     B.      Work experience performing office, business, or customer service/relations activities.

     Qualified candidates will be required to pass a Civil Service Examination.  Minimum starting salary is $11.081/hour.  To apply, you may submit an application, resume, and transcripts online at Deadline for application is September 25, 2020.



    The Fall 2020 Virtual EIU PantherPalooza will take place Monday, September 21 from4 to 7 p.m. for students looking to get involved at EIU.

    • Make connections!
    • Make a Difference!
    • Find out about student organizations & opportunities to get involved!
    • 175+ RSOs to choose from!
    • RSO Drawing for 1 pair of Airpods!

     RSO Preregistration begins September 10 at the following link:

     For more information, contact Shawn Hammers at

  • EIU TV Live Streaming...Now Available!


    EIU is ready to share some exciting news with our viewers!

    We are now LIVE STREAMING our programming!

    Over the air or on the net, WEIU's programming is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week "within our viewership area". Location is required for LIVE TV.

    So all of your favorite local shows ... like News Watch ... Being Well ... Our Story along with our entire program schedule can be viewed on your desktop computer, mobile device and tv!When you click on the LIVE T.V. icon on our website or on the PBS Video App or and you can't see our program immediately ... be sure to CHANGE your local PBS station to WEIU!

    Enjoy Live Streaming!

  • Address Changes for Faculty and Administrative Staff


    New faculty and staff should notify the Human Resources Employment Office of changes to their permanent address and phone number. We will update the system and notify other necessary offices. Please email permanent address changes to Carol Galey at Campus addresses and phone numbers can now be updated on the on-line form found here: to ensure the accuracy of the online directory.


  • EIU Homecoming shirts ON SALE now!


    The EIU Homecoming Committee invites the EIU Community to show your school spirit during Homecoming Week – September 28-October 3, by purchasing your Homecoming Spirit T-shirt! Spirit T-shirts are on sale NOW in the Student Activity Center (across from Copy Express) in the MLK Jr. Union, between the hours of 9 a.m.  to 4 p.m.  Each Friday in September has been designated School Spirit Day and EIU students, faculty, staff and administrators are encouraged to wear your Spirit T-shirts and show your school pride! For an order form e-mail Laurel Fuqua at or call (217) 581-5522.

  • Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit


    Please be advised that CMS will administer the Dependent Eligibility Verification Audit, also known as DEVA, beginning January through September 2020. DEVA authenticates records of proof that all the lives supported through state tax dollars for health insurance benefits are in fact, eligible memberships. 

    The DEVA audit will be divided into three phases addressing three groups: Retired Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MAPD) members, employees, and retired members over the course of a year. Anyone failing to recertify will have coverage terminated.

    • Phase 1: Retirees not covered by Medicare (Jan. 27 — Mar. 20; Failure-to-recertify terminations effective 4/1/20)
    • Phase 2: Employees (Mar. 3 — Apr. 25; Failure-to-recertify terminations effective 5/1/20)
    • Phase 3: Retirees covered by a Medicare Advantage plan (Jul. 28—Sept. 24; Failure-to-recertify terminations effective 10/1/20)

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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

2142 Old Main
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-8444

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