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.
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.
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.
Total Student Enrollment
16,769 (Fall 2020)
College of Law: 307
Average Student Age
Undergraduate: 47.2% male; 52.8% female
Graduate: 41.7% male; 58% female
735 international students from 118 different countries