Prairie Research Institute

Illinois State Geological Survey


The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) conducts basic and applied research in geology, compiles geologic maps, gathers and manages Illinois’ geological data, and provides information about the state’s geology and mineral resources to industry, municipalities and government agencies, and the public.  

When you join ISGS you become part of a community of dedicated scientists. Get to know the people of ISGS!

ISGS and its parent organization, the Prairie Research Institute, are committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse, skilled, and dedicated staff. Read more about diversity, equity, and inclusion at PRI. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. For more information, visit

Applying to ISGS

Each job posting provides application instructions—the application process differs depending on whether the role is full-time or part-time, academic professional or civil service.

The University of Illinois human resources website provides more information about applying to and working at the University of Illinois, including available benefits.

If you have questions about any ISGS open positions or the application process, contact