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Why Choose WKU

Western Kentucky University (WKU): Founded in 1906, WKU is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, an ethnically and racially diverse city of 61,500 people, about 110 miles south of Louisville and 65 miles north of Nashville. More than 50 different languages are spoken in and around Bowling Green and people from 35 nationalities call the area home. We seek to attract research- and teaching-active faculty, as well as staff members, from academically and culturally diverse backgrounds.  The university’s population of approximately 20,000 students includes 35% first generation university/college, 15% underrepresented minority and 6% international students. A regional comprehensive university, WKU is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state and nation.

Please view our current openings to see how you can be a part of the Western Kentucky University community. We offer a very attractive benefits package including health, dental, life and long-term-disability insurance; retirement; flexible spending accounts; EAP services; and generous vacation, medical and holiday paid time off. We also offer an outstanding tuition remission policy  for employees, their spouses and dependents.

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Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)

WKU understands that family considerations often influence career decisions, which is why it is important to consider the employment needs of spouses and partners.  New employees/interested candidates along with their partners can learn more about faculty, administrative and staff job opportunities in higher education by using Greater Kentucky Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) resources.  Resources on this site include job postings, dual-career search technology,  as well as other tools for dual career couples seeking opportunities in the Greater Kentucky region.

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 Last Modified 4/17/18