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.

Career Opportunities

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

Building Our Team of Leaders in Dental Medicine


The Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine welcomed its first class of 80 students in 2023 to educate future dentists to serve communities in need through a team-based, comprehensive-care general practice model. Learn more about KCU's new College of Dental Medicine.

We are now hiring faculty and staff!


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

Download the 2024 Benefits Guide.

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
  • Yoga and Guided Meditation Classes
  • 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



2023 Great Colleges to Work For

Kansas City University (KCU) is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the Great Colleges to Work For® program.

The results, released today in a special insert of The Chronicle of Higher Education, are based on a survey of 194 colleges and universities. In all, 72 of those institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Read more here.

2022-2023 Workplace Wellness

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce awarded KCU the 2022-2023 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.

2024 Mental Health Distinction

The Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health is a distinction awarded by Mental Health America  to companies that meet mentally healthy workplace standards. KCU’s status as a Platinum Bell Seal-certified organization demonstrates the University’s outstanding commitment to employee mental health and well-being.

To learn more, visit: mhanational.org/bestemployers

2024 Healthiest Employers

KCU was named one of the  KC’s 2024 Healthiest Employers honorees by the Kansas City Business Journal. As an honoree, KCU is recognized for its benefits and prioritizing employees' well-being through its KCyou Well-Being program. 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.

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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.

This link (https://transparency-in-coverage.uhc.com/) leads to the machine readable files which are made available in response to the Federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.