Work at NIU

At Northern Illinois University, you have an opportunity to join a community of faculty, staff and students who value and practice curiosity and creativity, equity and inclusion, ethics and integrity, and service and stewardship.

We offer excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

NIU Human Resource Services is available to assist you with your employment needs. Call the HRS Service Center at 815-753-6000 or email

Information about jobs at Northern Illinois University:

Please note: NIU is an E-Verify employer. If we hire you, we will provide your I-9 information in the E-Verify system from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration to verify your identity and employment eligibility.

Campus Safety

NIU provides annual reports on campus security and fire safety.

About NIU

We are a student-centered, nationally recognized public research university, with expertise that benefits our region and spans the globe in a wide variety of fields including the sciences, humanities, arts, business, engineering, education, health and law. Through our main campus in DeKalb, Illinois, and education centers for students and working professionals in Chicago, Naperville, Oregon and Rockford, NIU offers more than 100 areas of study while serving a diverse and international student body.


NIU's vision is to be an engine for innovation to advance social mobility; promote personal, professional and intellectual growth; and transform the world through research, artistry, teaching and outreach.


The mission of Northern Illinois University is to empower students through educational excellence and experiential learning as we pursue knowledge, share our research and artistry, and engage communities for the benefit of the region, state, nation and world.

Student Profile

Total Student Enrollment

15,649 (Fall 2022)

  • Undergraduate: 11,429
  • Graduate: 3,908
  • College of Law: 312

Average Student Age

  • Undergraduate: 22
  • Graduate: 33

Male/Female Categories

  • Undergraduate: 47% male; 53% female
  • Graduate: 40% male; 60% female 

International Students

966 international students from 76 different countries

Ethnic/Racial Categories–Undergraduate (Fall 2022)

  • White: 46.52%
  • Latinx: 20.22%
  • Black: 17.27%
  • Other: 6.76%
  • Asian: 6.12%
  • International: 4.58%
  • Two or more races: 2.81%
  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%

Average High School GPA (Fall 2022)

Average high school GPA of new freshmen: 3.42

Contact Us

Human Resource Services
Human Resources/Document Services Building
1515 West Lincoln Highway
P: 815-753-6000
F: 815-753-2335

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