Employment Opportunities

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Kansas State University Olathe's greatest resource is its faculty and staff. To better serve these individuals at all campuses, the university established the Division of Human Capital Services to focus on recruiting, developing and retaining a diverse, highly qualified workforce. This maximizes the university's ability to support the needs of all employees, including faculty, unclassified professionals, support staff and students.

To learn more about benefits available to employees and find important forms, visit the resources page.


Current openings


Office Specialist (posted June 28, 2024)

K-State Olathe is seeking qualified applicants for an Office Specialist. This position will act as the first point of contact for guests, visitors, and clients; greeting and answering questions upon their arrival on campus. The Office Specialist answers incoming calls, transferring or relaying messages to the appropriate parties. Additional responsibilities include providing administrative support to team members including data entry, assembling meeting materials, and other clerical duties as required.

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Kitchen Operations Associate (posted June 24, 2024)

The Kitchen Operations Associate will work directly with the Food Programs and Services Manager and other staff to support the planning and execution of food programs, events and classes. This position is primarily focused on the day-to-day operations of the Food Innovation Accelerator, the food business incubator housed in the research kitchen complex on campus.

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Postdoc Associate for Automated Tracking and AI Deep Learning Analytics to Support Sorghum Impact on Pig Behavior and Immune Responses (posted July 20, 2023)

The appointment is performed at K-State Olathe and K-State main campus in Manhattan; therefore, the successful applicant will be expected to travel to these research labs. We are looking for an independent researcher who will help conduct research using advanced statistical/mathematical tools to extract and cleanse data from different resources, build, and be an integral part of our 1DATA-PAW program. The incumbent to these positions would be responsible for the initial configuration and implementation of an API platform for continuous visual tracking of behaviors that will be collected using a camera system for our proprietary machine learning software (to be developed). The system could theoretically identify and count the number of potential contests or conflicts as well as distinguish play-like-behaviors. This is envisioned as a multipurpose platform that will integrate and analyze behaviors including distance, rotation, time spent drinking, near environmental enrichment, sleeping, and time spent in close proximity to pen mates using 1DATA tools (www.1DATA.life).

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M.S./Ph.D. Student, Controlled Environment Agriculture (posted June 30, 2023)

A fully funded M.S./Ph.D. position is open under Teng Yang, Ph.D., teaching assistant professor of controlled environment agriculture. The graduate student will need a strong background in plant physiology and controlled environment agriculture to start in spring 2024. Yang's lab focuses on the broad area of sustainable management techniques and practices of the urban food systems. The student will join K-state Olathe and will be conducting state-of-art research that improve access to fresh produce in urban communities.


K-State careers

A comprehensive list of openings in the university system also can be found by visiting K-State's Employment Page. Please follow directions for application process within each posting.

In addition, students and alumni are encouraged to visit the Career Center site.

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