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Jobs at Baker University

Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and hires only the highest caliber of faculty, administrators and support staff. Baker University offers its employees an excellent benefits package that includes health, dental, life insurance, a retirement plan and a generous tuition benefit for full-time employees. See links at left for a complete list of Baker University job openings.

It is the policy of Baker University to afford equal opportunity for all persons without distinction or discrimination because of an individual’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law, while making every reasonable effort to comply with the discipline of the United Methodist Church.

Teaching Opportunities

Baker University’s working-adult programs continually seek qualified professionals to teach in our programs. Adjunct professors for these programs must hold at least a master’s degree and be able to offer first-hand professional knowledge relevant to the course. Explore opportunities for teaching highly motivated working adults.

Employment Opportunities
Evening Library Supervisor | Posted Feb. 8, 2017

Baker University invites applications for an evening library supervisor (a part-time, nine-month position). This person oversees library operations on the Baldwin City campus Monday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m. During this time, this person is responsible for reference and circulation assistance, processing materials, student worker supervision, and special projects as assigned.

A bachelor’s degree and strong communication skills are required. Previous experience working in a library or research environment is preferred.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references to the Human Resources Department, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006 or by email at employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats. Interviews will be conducted on the Baldwin City campus. Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Director of Residence Life & Summer Conference Coordinator | Posted Feb. 7, 2017

Baker University College and Arts and Sciences on the Baldwin City campus seeks a service-oriented self-motivated individual to fill the full-time position of assistant director of residence life and summer conference coordinator in a team-oriented and student-centered environment.

Reporting to the dean of students, the assistant director of residence life and summer conference coordinator works directly with the hiring, training, and supervision of student hall staff; general management and administration for the Office of Residence Life, including occupancy reports, room changes, and housing students; and summer conference coordination to included housing, billing, and training of student staff. Preference will be given to candidates holding a master’s degree (by start date of the position) in higher education, student personnel services, or a related field with a strong background in residence life and/or a student leadership education environment. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work with a variety of people, possess supervisory experience of student staff, have a working knowledge of student development theory, and thrive in an autonomous environment while being team oriented.

Baker University was founded in 1858 as the first university in Kansas. Grounded in an affiliation with the United Methodist Church, Baker is a premiere university dedicated to excellence in liberal arts and professional education for traditional students and working adults.  Learn more about the University at www.bakeru.edu. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and list of three references to employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu or mail to Baker University, Human Resources Department, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS.  66006.  EOE.

Commercial HVAC Technician | Posted Jan. 30, 2017

Baker University is seeking an HVAC technician to install and service commercial and residential heating and air-conditioning units and other related equipment. This person will also be required to perform preventive and corrective maintenance on university-owned equipment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and list of three references to Baker University, Human Resources Department, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS  66006 or electronically at employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu   or pick up an application at Baker University, 618 Eighth Street, Office #4, Baldwin City, KS. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Academic Records Specialist | Posted Jan. 24, 2017

Baker University School of Professional and Graduate Studies seeks a service-oriented self-motivated individual to fill the full-time position of academic records specialist in a fast-paced educational support environment. Reporting to the assistant registrar, the academic records specialist works as part of a team and has primary responsibility for the administration of class starts, processing and managing grade issues, support of  academic records data integrity in the administrative system, and maintenance of electronic document queues. Preference will be given to candidates holding an associate or higher degree and/or higher education experience in a registrar’s office or accelerated adult education environment. The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal communication skills, be detailed oriented and deadline motivated, and have a working knowledge of database systems and computer applications software.

Baker University was founded in 1858 as the first university in Kansas. Grounded in an affiliation with the United Methodist Church, Baker is a premiere university dedicated to excellence in liberal arts and professional education for traditional students and working adults.  Baker University School of Professional and Graduate Studies offers undergraduate and graduate degrees designed to fit the busy lifestyle of working adults. The School of Professional and Graduate Studies’ main office is located in Overland Park on College Boulevard. Learn more about the University at www.bakeru.edu.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and list of three references to employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu or mail to Baker University, Human Resources Department, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS.  66006.  EOE.

School of Nursing Assistant Dean | Posted Jan. 19, 2017

Baker University School of Nursing in Topeka, Kansas, invites applications for the position of assistant dean.

This position is employed independently by Stormont Vail Health without any employment affiliation to Baker University.

The assistant dean reports to the dean and serves as a mentor and role model for all faculty. This position provides leadership in the enactment of the school’s academic mission as it interfaces with the vision, values, and goals of the university. The assistant dean is responsible for undergraduate faculty recruitment and retention and evaluation, all program aspects impacting academic excellence and accreditation, participates in program improvement and the development and attainment of school of nursing goals. The assistant dean serves on the dean’s administrative team to share expertise and assist with planning and evaluation, accreditation processes, program governance, and other leadership responsibilities. The assistant dean also carries a part-time didactic teaching load and is active on SON committees. Requirements for this position include the following:

  • Graduate degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing required, earned doctorate in nursing or related field or in progress. Research doctorate preferred.
  • Five years of recent full-time college teaching at the rank of assistant professor or above, three years administrative experience in a nursing education program desirable, and at least three years of clinical nursing practice.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching, ongoing scholarly achievement and leadership.
  • Strong communication skills and collaborative leadership style.

Apply: https://www.healthcaresource.com/stormont_vail/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.categoryList&template=dsp_job_categories.cfm

Click on Nursing and then Search – Assistant Dean.

Adjunct Instructor in Leadership | Posted Jan. 13, 2017

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct instructor(s) in leadership for o- ground locations in Overland Park and Topeka. The candidate(s) filling this position may teach classes both on ground and online.

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level. A minimum of a master’s degree is required to teach at the undergraduate level. Also required is knowledge of specialized content: At least 18 graduate credit hours in the teaching content area are required.

Additional requirements include the following:

  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in discipline
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

Applicants should complete teaching application and submit resume at https://bakeruniversity.formstack.com/forms/spgs_teaching_application. An official transcript will be required from the final candidate. If possible, please submit copies of unofficial transcripts with application. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Veteran’s Administration Certifying Official Posted | Posted Nov. 28, 2016

Baker University seeks a service-oriented self-motivated individual to fill the part-time position of Veterans Administration Certifying Official in a fast-paced educational support environment. Housed on Baker University’s Overland Park campus, primary responsibilities of this position include compliance with regulations for student VA benefits, processing enrollment certifications to the VA for all enrolled students as well as other educational benefits available to military students, and maintaining open lines of communication with our military student population. Preference will be given to candidates holding a bachelor’s degree or previous experience in higher education with related experience. The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal communication skills, be detailed oriented and deadline motivated, and have a working knowledge of database systems and computer applications software.

Baker University was founded in 1858 as the first university in Kansas. Grounded in an affiliation with the United Methodist Church, Baker is a premiere university dedicated to excellence in liberal arts and professional education for traditional students and working adults.  Baker University School of Professional and Graduate Studies offers undergraduate and graduate degrees designed to fit the busy lifestyle of working adults. The School of Professional and Graduate Studies and School of Education graduate programs’s main office is located in Overland Park on College Boulevard. Learn more about the University at www.bakerU.edu.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and list of three references to Baker University, Human Resources Department, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS  66006 or electronically at employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu  Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics | Posted February 17, 2016

The College of Arts and Sciences at Baker University is seeking candidates for an adjunct instructor of Mathematics for fall 2016. The successful candidate will have experience teaching mathematics. The minimum of a master’s degree is required to teach at the undergraduate level. The teaching load will be 3 credit hours teaching MA145 College Algebra (3 hours/week MWF). Possible additional course(s) depend on enrollment and instructor qualifications.

Please send letter of application, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and list of references to Human Resources Department, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006 or by email at employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats. Interviews will be conducted on-site at Baker University. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Baker University, located 40 minutes southwest of Kansas City, was founded in 1858 as the first university in Kansas and is respected throughout the region for its academically challenging liberal arts college. The College of Arts and Sciences, a residential campus, is a strong academic community dedicated to engaging students in the process of learning.

Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.

To complete the application process, please submit an pdf applicant data record. Or submit the form online below.
Teaching Opportunities | School of Professional & Graduate Studies

The Support of Dynamic Part-Time Faculty Enables Us to . . .

  • Provide instruction that is relevant, current and application based
  • Contribute to the development and competency of diverse students in the community
  • Serve students in more locations

Areas of Instruction

  • Business and Management
  • General Education
  • Leadership
  • Liberal Arts

Delivered Online & On Ground

  • Kansas City’s Northland
  • Lee’s Summit
  • Overland Park
  • Topeka
  • St. Joseph
  • Wichita
To complete the application process, please submit an pdfapplicant data record. Or submit the form online.
Teaching Requirements

The process for selecting SPGS faculty involves several development levels in identifying qualified faculty members and assessing their diverse areas of skill. The process begins by examining academic credentials and reviewing relevant experience.

Each prospective faculty member must submit an application and corresponding documents (including official transcripts, resumes and application form). Applications are screened continuously by the SPGS Learning Services department.

Based on a review of credentials, a potential candidate may be invited to participate in Baker Academy, the SPGS selection process for new instructors. The following criteria are used in determining which candidates are invited to participate in the Baker Academy:

Required

  • Master’s degree
  • Terminal degree to teach at the graduate level
  • Knowledge of specialized content: at least 18 graduate credit hours in content area
  • Strong interpersonal skills: enthusiasm for teaching, caring for students, patience with students and diverse populations
  • Willingness to participate in professional development and continuing education

Preferred

  • Terminal degree
  • Professional experience in content area
  • Experience teaching adult and accelerated courses
  • Experience working with a learning management system

The identification of applicants invited to participate in Baker Academy is also determined based on SPGS instructional needs. Learning Services staff will review potential candidates’ official transcripts, resumes, and application forms with SPGS instructional needs in mind.

Faculty selection procedures are structured to assess a candidate’s ability to effectively facilitate student learning. Candidates must also demonstrate technical proficiency when using Baker University’s learning management system, Moodle.

Baker Academy

The Baker Academy prepares potential adjunct faculty to become quality online and blended course instructors for Baker University. It also gives Baker administrators an opportunity to get to know potential adjunct instructors in order to determine their fit with Baker University. The Academy covers Baker’s standards regarding expectations for course delivery, video use, and best practices in online and blended teaching and learning.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in the online classroom, review standards and expectations for course delivery, become familiar with Baker’s best practices and standards rubrics, and view a variety of videos explaining the specifics of Moodle.

Baker Academy Goals

The academy will accomplish the following:

  • Introduce participants to Baker’s standards and expectations for online and blended instruction
  • Expose participants to the environment of an online classroom, which will cover communication, technology, scenarios, grades, feedback, assessments and creations
  • Provide participants with best practices and standards for online and blended instruction
  • Provide participants with a variety of videos explaining the specifics of Moodle
  • Explain the importance of module consistency with reference to the four steps involving the metacognitive process

Baker Academy Overview

Baker Academy sessions are scheduled throughout the year. Upon completion of this selection process, candidates will be able to do the following:

  • Demonstrate effective communication
  • Describe their communication plan and approach
  • Identify Moodle’s formats for communicating with students
  • Incorporate imagery into a class shell
  • Bring outside resources into a class shell
  • Demonstrate an understanding of best practices in online and blended teaching and learning
  • Implement strategies for working with students
  • Use Moodle in providing feedback to students on assignments
  • Develop content for the week following the metacognitive process for each module

Candidates will begin Baker Academy by completing two weeks of online training in best practice instructional strategies. After these two weeks, candidates will demonstrate instructional strategies in a face-to-face presentation. Upon successful completion of weeks one, two and three, selected candidates will be invited to complete week four of Baker Academy. Week four will consist of a weeklong online orientation to Baker University. This orientation will focus on policies, procedures, resources, and Baker University history.

Selection of Current Faculty for Other Modalities

If current faculty members are interested in teaching in a new modality, faculty should contact the assistant director of Learning Services. The assistant director of Learning Services will review the faculty member’s teaching experience and past student and peer evaluations. Selected faculty candidates will then be invited to participate in a selection process and a course observation experience.

Once all steps of faculty review are completed, selected faculty members are eligible to be offered teaching opportunities in the appropriate modality on a course-by-course basis as needed for Baker’s various programs.

CONTACT US

Human Resources
PO Box 65
Baldwin City, KS 66006
employment@wildcat.bakerU.edu