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Kansas Wesleyan University

How to Apply for Current Openings

Please scroll down to see a list of currently open positions, and review each job description for specific application requirements and instructions.

We are thrilled that you are interested in employment at Kansas Wesleyan University, one of the fastest-growing universities in the Midwest! KWU’s enrollment is up more than 30% since 2019, and the university has unveiled more than $12 million in capital improvements since 2022. That includes a new Nursing Education Center, significant renovations and improvements to Music facilities and the campus’ first newly constructed student housing in 60 years. If you become a Coyote, you are joining the place to be, a university truly moving toward greatness.

You’re also joining a city on the rise, Salina! Our hometown has a population of about 50,000, a diversified economy and has garnered national attention for its quality of life and for being a great place to raise a family.

KWU is proud to be a member of the Salina community! Many of our departments have very strong ties to organizations throughout the city, and Salina’s recent growth provides opportunities for students and employees to contribute throughout the region. The area also offers entertainment and dining options unlike any other city of its size in the region. The library, park system and schools provide wonderful opportunities for those raising a family, while the downtown area has recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation that provides boutique shopping and award-winning local dining options.

A complete listing of open positions is available below.

Note that employees may reach the Human Resources office with any concerns at 785-833-4303 or [email protected].


Kansas Wesleyan offers an excellent standard benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and retirement options, and long-term disability and life insurance for full-time employees.

In addition, other benefits include:

  • Generous retirement contribution to TIAA, no match required, after one year.
  • SafeZone access, for safety and emergency response no matter where you are, for all students, faculty and staff.
  • Free access to physical and mental telehealth needs with TimelyCare.
  • Free lunch at Shriwise Cafeteria every weekday during the academic year.
  • An average of 17 paid holidays a year, with a generous personal time-off policy.
  • Four-day workweek in the summer.
  • Free single membership to the Salina Family YMCA (discount for families).
  • Free MBA program for full-time employees (50 percent off for spouses).

The welcoming and inclusive campus is committed to resilience and sustainability, and all are welcome to spend time with our campus mental health dog, Schuyler (pictured at top right).

An annual holiday schedule is also available.

Some of the above benefits may vary depending on the position, but applicants are invited to contact [email protected] for specific information.

Schyuler dog

Casey with child

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Why KWU?

“As a native Salinan, Kansas Wesleyan University AND the City of Salina have always been synonymous in my mind. Having the opportunity to work at my alma mater, alongside such amazing and dedicated colleagues, is honestly a dream come true. As an alum, I have always said that I am a Yote for life. Now, I can give back to the university that changed the trajectory of my life by helping KWU do the same for generations to come!”

Claudette Humphrey, Director of Career Services

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Why KWU?

“I appreciate working at Kansas Wesleyan because of the ways the community invests in students, and how appreciative they are to receive those opportunities. Co-workers are great and I appreciate positive impact the university has on the community.”

Manny Martel, Plant Operations

Current Job Openings

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Each applicant must also download, complete and save under your name the KWU Employment Application, a fillable PDF form. Include this with your required application materials as outlined in the job description.


Athletics: Graduate Assistant(s) (Multiple Openings)


Faculty: Adjunct Nursing Clinical Position

Faculty: Assistant Professor of Accounting (Tenure Track)

Faculty: Assistant Professor of Business and Accounting (Tenure Track)

Faculty: Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Tenure Track)

Faculty: Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (Tenure Track)

Faculty: Assistant Professor of Graphic Design (Tenure Track)

Faculty: Assistant Professor of History (Tenure Track)

Faculty: Assistant Professor of Mathematics (Tenure Track)

Faculty: Assistant Professor of Nursing (Non-Tenure Track)

Faculty: Assistant Professor of SPES, Health Science (Tenure Track)

Faculty: Assistant Professor of SPES, Physical Education (Tenure Track)


Staff: Admissions Counselor

Staff: Coordinator of Enrollment Marketing

Staff: Joe Hale Chair in Regenerative Agriculture, CRH

Staff: Director of Campus Safety

Staff: Director of Marketing and Communications

Staff: Assistant Director of Career Services

Staff: Director of Student Engagement

Staff: Director of Information Systems

Staff: Facilities Associate (2nd Shift, T-S)

Staff: Associate Director of Financial Aid

Staff: Financial Aid Coordinator

Staff: Journeyman Painter/Maintenance Technician

Staff: Resident Director

  • Teacher working with student outside
  • Staff member talking to student
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Why KWU?

“Kansas Wesleyan is a welcoming community, which makes sense, because that’s what Salina is too. This is a great place to live, work and play, and a great area to be a part of. KWU’s an important part of that, and is well-respected throughout the city for everything it provides.”

Kendra Pratt, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Former Police Officer, Salina PD

Internal Job Openings – Internal Candidates Only

This is a listing of current internal job openings. External candidates are not eligible for these positions.