Careers at Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago is an acclaimed undergraduate and graduate institution that provides a comprehensive education in the arts, communications and public relations. We constantly aim to reach our full potential as an educational innovator, incubator of new creative practice and generator of real-world success for young creatives. We are located in the heart of Chicago, across the street from historic Grant Park, and housed in some of the most iconic buildings in the South Loop.

At Columbia, we offer a rewarding work environment for our faculty and staff. We take pride in offering competitive benefits with affordable health, dental and vision coverage; flexible spending accounts; commuter benefit program, life and accidental, death & dismemberment coverage; paid and unpaid leave options; work/life benefits; educational assistance programs; and retirement and financial planning benefits.

We invite you to join our talented faculty and staff and become part of our collective aspiration to ensure Columbia prepares students for success in their creative fields through innovation, engagement and real-world experiences. Learn more about our faculty opportunities and experience.

Our students are making bold moves, now it is your turn. 

Are you ready to pursue a career in a collaborative environment that focuses on innovation? Click below to review available positions.

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Columbia College Chicago is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity.

The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, veteran status, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, citizenship status, genetic information, marital status, parental status, ancestry, source of income, credit history, housing status, order of protection status, actual or perceived association with such a person, and members of other protected classes under the law.

Living in Chicago

As the nation’s third-largest city, Chicago abounds with cultural, artistic and professional opportunities.

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Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with federal law, the annual security and fire safety report is available at the Safety & Security website.

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect 

In compliance with the Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, all employees of Columbia College Chicago are required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter of Child Abuse and Neglect Status at the time of hire. For additional information, please visit the DCFS website.