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Recruiting and Hiring Employees

Hiring is an important decision and a long term commitment. The effective recruitment of qualified candidates is vital to furthering the mission and vision of the University as well as enhancing the creativity, diversity, and excellence of Illinois State University.

The Employment Unit works closely with the hiring department to develop a recruitment action plan. Each employment type will vary in the specifics of the hiring process. If you are about to begin a search for a staff position of any type, first contact your Employment Consultant about your general staffing needs.

If you are a supervisor or department user needing to post vacancies or review position descriptions, you can log in to our new ISUJobs Manager Portal here.

Search Advocate Program

Launched in fall of 2021, Illinois State University’s Search Advocate Program is modeled after Oregon State University’s program and designed to support the recruitment and selection processes for faculty and staff across campus. Key priorities are ensuring equitable and inclusive processes throughout the recruitment and selection cycle, increasing the diversity of candidate pools, and enhancement of compliance with search and selection policies and procedures. Read more about the program and how to get involved here.

DACA Update

On September 5, 2017 the Trump administration announced the decision to wind down the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Lawsuits were filed in multiple federal courts challenging this decision. As part of the litigation, courts issued injunctions requiring the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services to continue to process DACA renewal applications. No new applications for DACA status were accepted after the decision was made. On June 28, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear the DACA court cases. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the cases on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 and issued its decision on June 19, 2020. Read More.