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.

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Current openings

Program/Project Assistant (posted March 23, 2023)

K-State Olathe is seeking a part time Events Assistant. Reporting to the Events Coordinator, this position works with K-State staff and external clients in the planning, promoting, and coordinating of meetings, events, classes, and conferences. This position will be exposed to all aspects of event coordination and reception skills at a full-service event facility. View the full job description.



M.S. Research Assistantship, Urban Food Production and Postharvest Handling Lab (posted Jan. 27, 2023)

An M.S. research assistantship is available in the Urban Food Production and Postharvest Handling Lab within the Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources at Kansas State University based at the KSU Olathe Campus. The successful candidate will be advised by Dr. Eleni Pliakoni in collaboration with Dr. Tie Liu and Dr. Jeff Brecht from the University of Florida. The research project will be focused on molecular diagnostic measurement of the “freshness” of fresh produce, ultimately leading to improvement of quality management and reduction of postharvest food losses.



Research Associate, 1Data (posted Dec. 21, 2022)

K-State Olathe is looking to fill a Research Associate position. This position will perform comparative pharmacokinetics modeling using data from the Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank(FARAD) and relevant physiological and pathophysiology data. The Research Associate will perform research in Multilevel Nonlinear Mixed-Effects Modeling and Machine Learning for Prediction applied to human food safety. View full job description.


Manager, Sensory and Consumer Research Center (posted Dec. 20, 2022)

This individual will be responsible for the day-to-day acquisition, management, and implementation of contract consumer research studies. Other expectations for this position may include helping in developing workshop series, assisting with descriptive studies, and supervising the research assistant, students and part-time staff in conducting research studies. This individual will collaborate with Olathe staff responsible for K–12 relationships in the local community and conduct studies suited to the Olathe/Greater Kansas City area and in partnership with other research agencies nationally and internationally. View the full position description.


Professor of Practice/Teaching Assistant Professor (posted Nov. 29, 2022)

The Department of Personal Financial Planning, within the College of Health and Human Sciences, is currently seeking a 12-month Professor of Practice or Teaching Assistant Professor to serve as Program Director, leading the growth of a new program at the K-State Olathe campus. This position presents the opportunity to create an on-campus financial planning program in Kansas City that is an extension of the Manhattan-based program and possesses strong industry support. View the full position description.


Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Research (posted Nov. 6, 2022)

Kansas State University Olathe invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research. Reporting to the Dean and CEO, the Associate Dean is a critical member of the K-State Olathe leadership team which is dedicated to forging new paradigms of integrated and interdisciplinary education, leading new program development, and facilitating research and engagement through academic, industry, government and community partnerships. View the full position description.


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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