Human Resources

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. Welcome!

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 Stadium, State 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 Ebertfest, Pygmalion Festival, Taste 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.