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Parkland College

Parkland College

Why Should YOU Work at Parkland College?

One of the largest employers in our area, Parkland faculty and staff are united in their passion to serving students. In addition to competitive salaries and robust benefits, you will enjoy the support, commitment to professional development, and collegial relationships that you will find here.

Parkland College is a fully accredited, public community college established to serve the needs of District 505, the third largest community college district in Illinois. Our college is a center for educational opportunity and community enrichment in east central Illinois and has earned a national reputation for its excellent academic standards, innovative programs, and quality instruction.

At Parkland we celebrate the diversity in both our community and our world. Our goal is to recognize, promote, utilize, and educate one another regarding the unique qualities and shared humanity of our people and cultures.

Our facilities include:

  • 150+ classrooms and labs
  • Extensive library collection
  • FM radio station and educational TV station
  • Experimental agricultural land laboratory
  • Art gallery
  • Cobra athletics
  • 320-seat performing arts theatre
  • 50-foot dome planetarium (second largest in Illinois)
  • Child Development Center
  • Free parking
  • On-site cafeteria

              About Parkland College and Champaign-Urbana

              Parkland College is a comprehensive community college offering 100+ associate-degree and certificate programs that unlock opportunities for students, whether they are headed toward a technical career or a four-year university.  

              Our location in Champaign, Illinois, provides the amenities and excitement of a larger city with small-town conveniences. Located in the fastest growing city in Illinois, you’ll enjoy an impressive list of professional and cultural options for residents, along with short commute times. In Champaign, you are not just one of the crowd, but part of a thriving and growing community.

              Parkland College is number one in student transfers to the University of Illinois, a top research university located across town. A major benefit to living near the University of Illinois is the access to Big 10 sporting events and world-class entertainment at venues such as Memorial StadiumState Farm Center, and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

              Champaign-Urbana was named the Greatest Midwest Food Town by Midwest Living Magazine for good reason! Our sister cities have distinct, thriving downtown business districts offering delicious food, nightlife, coffee shops, and shopping. Local restaurants as well as regional favorites are all on the menu. Looking for bigger-city fare? Our excellent location in Illinois means only a two- to three-hour drive to enjoy Chicago-style hot dogs, sugar cream pie in Indianapolis, St. Louis BBQ, and some of country’s top-rated breweries.

              Our community offers a number of recreational and cultural events throughout the year. You won’t want to miss EbertfestPygmalion FestivalTaste of CU, or the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival, just to name a few. We also have award-winning parks to enjoy when you’re not in class or studying. 

              If you’re looking to be part of this diverse, vibrant community, then a career at Parkland College may be the place for you to set down roots.


              Diversity Profile: Parkland College

              Parkland College is committed to diversity, inclusiveness, excellence and professionalism.  An EEO Representative serves on all hiring committees and has the essential function of ensuring that the College maintains its commitment to a fair and unbiased search process.  This commitment is central to Parkland’s employment procedures for new or vacant positions as they arise within the College.

              It is the public policy at Parkland, as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, to assure for all persons freedom from discrimination because of:

              • Race/color
              • Sex, gender, gender expression
              • National origin religion
              • Age
              • Veteran status (including Vietnam veteran)
              • Marital status
              • Ancestry
              • Disability
              • Sexual orientation
              This is with respect to all aspects of employment, contractual services, and construction of college facilities.

              The purpose of Policy 4.01 is to ensure consistency in hiring practices throughout the College and to provide specific instruction to all who are involved in the hiring process.  This policy supports Parkland’s core values of multiculturalism, and fairness and just treatment. Research has demonstrated that all students, staff, and faculty benefit from learning and working in a diverse environment. This is fundamental in the college’s commitment to diversity in its search procedures and hiring practices.


              Federal and State Required Notices

              The below is a list of Federal and State government required notices providing information on prospective and current employee rights. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, and additional notices may be required. Printed notices are available for viewing in Human Resources A116. Please visit the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) Required Postings page or the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Poster Page for additional information.

              Federal Notices

              • Employee Polygraph Protection Act
              • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law
              • Fair Labor Standards Act Minimum Wage
              • Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 - Employee Rights and Responsibilities Under the FMLA
              • OSHA 300A Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses
              • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
              • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) - Whistleblower Rights Poster

              State of Illinois Notices

              • Emergency Care for Choking
              • Employment Rights
              • Notice to Workers about Unemployment Insurance Benefits
              • Pregnancy and Your Rights in the Workplace
              • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace is Against the Law
              • Sexual Harassment in Higher Education is Against the Law
              • Smoke-Free Illinois Act
              • Workers' Compensation
              • Workplace Safety & Health for Public Employees
              • Your Rights under Illinois Employment Laws

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