About the College

Eureka College initiates transformational growth in its nearly 700 students through a diverse range of learning and service opportunities in a highly personalized setting, equipping graduates to be engaged citizens and servant leaders. The College was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for three consecutive years, rated No. 1 in the Midwest on the US News “Great Schools, Great Prices” best value list twice, and is cited as one of fifty national “All-American Colleges” by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Chartered in 1855 by abolitionists who were members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eureka provides a non-sectarian liberal arts education and was the first college in Illinois and the third in the nation to admit men and women on an equal basis—equality of educational opportunity continues to be a focus of the College. Alumni include forty-two college presidents, seven governors and members of Congress, and the 40th President of the United States.

The town of Eureka offers the ambiance of a small town combined with easy access to the amenities of metropolitan areas. Eureka’s mid-state region is Illinois’ largest business and commercial center outside Chicago. Nearby Peoria, Bloomington, and Normal, Illinois offer a wide range of cultural opportunities, with Chicago and St. Louis less than three hours away. Two private universities and a state university are within a thirty mile radius.

Eureka College is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity within its administration, faculty, staff, and students.

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Eureka College is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving diversity within its administration, faculty, staff, and students.

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Eureka College
Human Resources
300 East College Ave.
Eureka, IL 61530-1500
Telephone: 309-467-6312
Email: employment@eureka.edu

No openings at this time.

Assistant Professor, Psychology


Eureka College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Psychology starting Fall 2017. The successful candidate will be able to teach cognitive, experimental and/or neuroscience.

Position Requirements

The candidate must possess a Ph.D.; teaching experience at a college level or equivalent required. Evidence of scholarly productivity required. ABD considered.

The ability to teach several psychology major courses such as: General psychology, Cognition, Perception, Research Methods and Statistics. The candidate will also be able to develop additional courses such as cognitive neuroscience. The ideal candidate will be able to supervise undergraduate research projects.

Candidates for the position must have the ability to teach undergraduate psychology courses and interdisciplinary general education seminars. Applicants must be able to develop curriculum and advise students. Experience with liberal arts education is preferred.

Applications Materials

Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, a statement which addresses your approach to teaching in a liberal-arts environment and your expectations for further scholarly research and development, and have three letters of reference in WORD or PDF format sent to employment@eureka.edu (please put “EC Psychology” in subject heading).

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Eureka College is in the process of creating a pool of qualified persons to be considered for future Adjunct (course by course) teaching positions.

Adjunct Instructors may be needed to teach a range of courses in the following disciplines:

Accounting, Business Administration (Management, Marketing and the like), Criminal Justice, Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology.

Position Requirements

Masters (or higher) degree necessary; teaching experience preferred.

Applications Materials

Please send application, letter of interest, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and sample syllabi if available, to Human Resources, Eureka College, 300 E. College Ave., Eureka IL, 61530 or submit electronically in WORD or PDF format to employment@eureka.edu.

Eureka College expects to maintain application materials for a period of two years.

Applicants may be contacted in the event that an adjunct position is available.

No openings at this time.

Eureka College is a member of the NCAA Division III, the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.

Lifeguard – Part-Time


Protect and safeguard students/patrons at the College swimming pool.

Position Requirements

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Current American Red Cross lifeguard certification.
  • Current CPR and First Aid for the professional rescuer.

Application Materials

Submit application, cover letter, résumé, and list of 3 references electronically (please put “Lifeguard” in the subject heading); PDF format or WORD format acceptable. Print materials may be sent to Melody Mounts, Human Resources, Eureka College, 300 E. College Avenue, Eureka, IL, 61530.

Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Dishroom Assistant

Several Positions

Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 4:30–8:30 pm (7:30 pm on Fridays)

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 4:30–8:30 pm plus every other weekend 10 am–2 pm return 4–7 pm

Please note

Positions with Sodexo Dining Services do not require an interview authorization slip. See John Boswell in the Commons to apply or email at jboswell@eureka.edu.

Eureka College offers part time employment opportunities for our students. There are a finite number of positions available and Eureka wishes to expand these opportunities across the greatest number of eligible students. To accomplish this goal, students generally are not allowed to hold two part-time positions simultaneously. Certain positions require experience or special skill which warrants an exception to this policy. In these cases the hiring supervisor must provide the Human Resources Office with written justification of the need to award the student an additional job. An exception to this requirement exists for students that work for Sodexo. Sodexo is a separate entity from Eureka College and a supplier of EC services.

A student must initiate a request for a job interview through the Human Resources office by obtaining an Interview Authorization Slip.

A work study award does not guarantee availability of a job or that the student will earn the total award. Paychecks are distributed every two weeks for hours actually worked.

Students must complete an I-9 Employment Eligibility form, provide original documents to verify Employment Eligibility, and complete State and Federal W-4 tax withholding forms before they can begin working on campus.