UIC is a dynamic and diverse workplace and our mission requires the contributions of many types of employees to support our students, our faculty, and our campus community.
A UIC Employee is any person who works full-time or part-time for an academic or administrative unit of UIC.
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a public institution and the job positions on our campus are subject to the employment rules established for state universities and by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.
The State Universities Civil Service System (SUCSS)
The University of Illinois Board of Trustees
Academic Professional employees can be found in faculty and administrative positions throughout our colleges and administrative units. These positions meet specialized administrative, professional, or technical needs as defined by the State Civil Service Act and are considered exempt from standard Civil Service practice or guidelines.
Academic Professionals (Non-Faculty)
Academic Professionals who serve in a primarily administrative roll are commonly referred to as ‘administrators.’ These are typically the chancellor, vice-chancellors, directors, and department heads with administrative responsibilities within the colleges and other campus units.
Academic Professionals who serve in a teaching or research role are commonly referred to as ‘faculty.’ These are professors, associate professors and assistant professors as well as research specialists, clinicians, and lecturers. Faculty are found throughout UIC’s colleges, health care institutions, and institutes.
Faculty employees and positions are managed by Faculty Affairs Human Resources.
These employees are typically engaged in research activities or clinical roles under the direct oversight of an academic department and are compensated on an hourly basis.
Civil Service employees at UIC occupy many of the professional, paraprofessional, clerical, technical, service, and craft/trade jobs that are essential to campus operations, representing a wide range of skills and experience. A Civil Service employee is a person who works in a position governed by the administrative rules of the State Universities Civil Service System (SUCSS).
Civil Service Extra Help Employee
An Extra Help employee is a person hired for a temporary (non-status) Civil Service position on campus.
Students registered in the Graduate College or enrolled in professional areas such as medicine, dentistry, or pharmacy are eligible to hold assistantships, including positions in teaching and research. These positions may be found throughout the academic and administrative units on campus.
Graduate students registered for any campus of the University of Illinois may be appointed to a monthly paid assistantship or as a grad hourly. Monthly assistants have the required titles of grad teaching assistant, grad research assistant, grad assistant, pre-professional grad assistant, or grad teaching assistant.
Postdoctoral Research Associates
Postdoctoral Research employees are involved in research and have completed their doctorate or terminal degree within the last 5 years. Postdoctoral Research Associates are contractual, term appointments, which should not exceed 5 years. Postdoctoral research associates are considered employees of the University and are often paid from a grant.
Pre and Postdoctoral Fellows
Postdoctoral fellows often receive funding from an organization to pursue their research and are not considered employees. These appointments are strictly research based and are solely contingent on receipt of funding.
Predoctoral Fellows are appointments awarded to Graduate students, who have yet to earn their Doctorate or terminal degree.
Students Employees work in a wide variety of positions for colleges and facilities throughout campus. To be eligible for employment in a campus position a student must meet enrollment guidelines and report to the Student Employment Office.
Students are commonly employed on campus through the Federal Work Study Program and Student Temporary Services (STS).