Jobs @ OVCRI

Work at a World-Class Research University

A variety of employment opportunities are periodically available with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovaton and our supporting units. Whether your interest is in research or the infrastructure and support services that make it possible, we invite you to explore the featured employment opportunities below or visit the university's job board.


About the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Established in 1867, the University of Illinois opened for classes in 1868, with a single building, two faculty members, and 77 students. Today, we are home to around 50,000 students, 16 colleges and schools, 150+ programs of study, and more than 3,000 faculty members. 

Our research strengths are legendary, but we are even more excited about the future. As a land-grant institution, the university has a specific mission to address society’s most pressing problems. Our research drives life-changing innovations, permeates our classrooms, and fuels our outreach.

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A Research Enterprise That Reflects a Global Research Community

Research is about asking questions and seeing things in new ways. Developing new knowledge requires creative, innovative thinking, work made better by a diversity of viewpoints and perspectives. Particularly when it comes to interdisciplinary research, including collaborators of different backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual orientations, physical abilities, generations, or genders isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do. 

Members of our research community come from every corner of the globe. In the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation and our portfolio units, we firmly believe that we can only be excellent when we fully embrace people with varied perspectives and experiences. We strongly support the programs, services, and activities that ensure such inclusivity.

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit the Office for Access and Equity's website. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.