KCU Careers

At KCU, we are a community of professionals committed to excellence in education, research, patient care and community service. We believe that everything we do is to improve the well-being of the communities we serve.

As KCU continues to grow as a leader in health sciences education, we are focused on building a diverse workplace for our diverse students.

At KCU, we are a community of professionals committed to excellence in education, research, patient care and community service. We believe that everything we do is to improve the well-being of the communities we serve.

As KCU continues to grow as a leader in health sciences education, we are focused on building a diverse workplace for our diverse students.

Why Should You Join Us

It’s so much more than just a paycheck. It is more than our award-winning benefits, competitive compensation package and outstanding well-being program. The strength of our university is rooted in our talented group of people and our shared sense of purpose. We are a university founded on science and compassion that never stops working to ensure a future with both.

And we always strive to DO good.

Your Total Rewards Package

Award-Winning Benefits

Nationally recognized benefits package to help ensure the health and well-being of you and your family.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • FSA & HSA with Annual KCU Contribution
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Telehealth Services
  • Pharmacy Advocacy Program

PTO and Service Days

We believe in work-life balance. Take time off when you need it to relax and do good in your community.

  • Eight Paid Holidays Per Year
  • Generous PTO with Ability to Carry Over Up to 120 Hours
  • Paid Winter Break Between Christmas and New Year's Day
  • Four Days of Community Service Leave Time Per Year

403(b) Retirement Plan

KCU cares about your long-term financial well-being and stability by offering a competitive 403(b) retirement plan and a 403 (b) Roth employee contributions account.

  • With a 5%+ Contribution to Your 403(b), KCU Will Match 10% for a 15% Total KCU/Employee Contribution

Well-Being Program

Improving the well-being of the communities we serve starts with YOU. KCU’s well-being program strives to enhance the physical, financial and mental health of our employees and spouses by providing information, activities and services to support healthy lifestyle choices and promoting a culture of well-being within our community.

  • Monthly Well-Being Discount on Your Benefits Premium
  • Monthly Prize-Winning Contests
  • Mental Health Resources and Counseling Services
  • Dietician Consultations and Healthy Cooking Demos
  • Virtual Workout Classes and Personal Training Program
  • On-Site Flu Shots Clinic, Biometric Screenings and More

Campus Experience

Enjoy the beautiful grounds and facilities on both campuses - Kansas City and Joplin. Our cafeterias, campus stores, coffee bars, fitness centers and community garden make it easy to stay healthy, refuel and relax between classes and meetings.

Rewards & Recognition

Get the recognition you deserve. KCU’s employee rewards and recognitions program is focused on supporting, recognizing and rewarding faculty and staff for their accomplishments. Prizes range from gift catalog selections, monetary incentives, non-profit donations in the winner’s name, fun treats, a traveling trophy and more.

  • Monthly Kudos Superstar(s): Peer-to-Peer Employee Recognition
  • Quarterly Hero Awards: Awards Based on KCU Values
  • Employee and Team of the Year Awards: Annual Nominations Awards Based on Community Services and Volunteerism
  • Service Awards: Annual Recognition of Milestone Anniversaries

Growth and Development

KCU is dedicated to building the best university team in the profession by investing for team success and maintaining a culture that invests in the success of faculty and staff.

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Learning and Development Offerings, Including Unconscious Bias Training, Management Training, New Leader Assimilation, DISC Sessions, Change Management and More
  • Leadership Academy Training Program
  • On-Demand Learning Resource Libraries Through LinkedIn Learning, EDX, Coursera, UDemy and More

Career Opportunities

KCU Employee Vaccination Policy
All new part-time and full-time employees who begin employment after Nov. 29, 2021, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Join KCU to become part of a progressive, diverse and inclusive community of which you can be proud, and leave a mark by making the education of future leaders in the health sciences possible.


2020 Best Company to Work For

Each year Ingram's Magazine looks at companies large and small across Kansas City to find employers that truly stand apart. Exceptional leadership, unbeatable benefits, growth opportunities and a true work/life balance are just some of the criteria Ingram's Magazine considers. In addition, a clear mission and vision that is carried out is heavily weighed.

KCU is a proud recipient of Ingram's 2020 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more about what makes KCU truly a best company to work for.

2020 Well-Being Award

Each year, Cigna selects a group of organizations for Cigna Well-Being Award® recognition. This is a distinct honor for workplaces that are making a difference in the health and well-being of their employees. KCU is a proud recipient of the 2020 Cigna Well-Being Award® for Outstanding Culture of Wellness.

2020-2021 Workplace Wellness

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce awarded KCU the 2018 Platinum Level Healthy KC Certificate. The certificate is awarded to organizations that have made wellness a priority. KCU promotes employee health in numerous ways, including on-campus workout classes, an employee gym, informational wellness classes, healthy food options on campus and more.

2019 Great College to Work For

Kansas City University (KCU) has been named as one of the United States "Great Colleges to Work For."

KCU was recognized in two categories for the second year in a row: Compensation & Benefits and Facilities, Workspace & Security. Learn more about what makes KCU a "Great College To Work For."

2021 Healthiest Employers

KCU was named one of the KC’s 2021 Healthiest Employers honorees by the Kansas City Business Journal. As an honoree, KCU is recognized for prioritizing employees' well-being in a year when health took center stage. The Business Journal works with Healthiest Employers LLC, a data and research company, to assess companies on their wellness program's culture and leadership commitment, foundational components, strategic planning, communication and marketing, programming and interventions, and reporting and analysis. Learn more about the awards.

KCU's Values

Our values are what drive us forward.

They are at the core of our biggest decisions like who we hire, who we promote, who we reward, and how we accomplish our mission and vision.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe in progress and growth.

We believe that every voice should be heard and everyone should be treated with dignity respect. We believe embracing diversity, equity and inclusion, both on our campuses and in our larger communities, should be the standard.

Kansas City University (KCU) is a proud member of the Higher Education Consortium (HERC), an organization which advances member institutions’ ability to recruit and retain the most diverse and talented workforce. Through HERC, KCU advertises to job seekers historically underrepresented in the higher education workforce. In publications and online, HERC promotes higher education careers to veterans, women, professionals of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and professionals with disabilities.