Employment Opportunities

Welcome Center Coordinator | Posted Jan. 16, 2020

Baker University seeks a dynamic individual to fill the role of Welcome Center Coordinator in the Office of Admissions. This full-time position requires a detail-oriented person with a positive attitude, exceptional interpersonal skills, and a customer service mindset.  

Reporting to the Director of the Campus Visit Experience, this position assists in arranging campus visits, greets prospective students and their families, and is responsible for maintaining the Welcome Center and other duties pertaining to campus visits.

Two years of work experience with preference in customer service, public relations, admissions, or event planning and a high school diploma are required with an undergraduate degree preferred. Desired qualities include knowledge of a college/university structure, previous experience working with students and proficiency with Microsoft Office products. The Welcome Center Coordinator must be able to able to articulate messages clearly and concisely both in public and on the telephone, work occasional irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, and work independently and contribute as a member of a team.

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

Chief Human Resources Officer | Posted Nov. 26, 2019

Baker University is seeking a dynamic human resources professional to be its next Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). The successful candidate shall analyze and modify procedures and be familiar with market trends and strategically evaluate resources and assess the value, importance, and quality of practices.

The CHRO is responsible for providing leadership and overseeing all employment and staff development and administering employment policies managed through the Office of Human Resources for the entire university and for meeting all compliance requirements in these areas. These responsibilities include overseeing the hiring process; developing and implementing personnel policies; administering compensation and benefit plans; developing and implementing staff development and recognition programs; and supervising Human Resources operations which include the maintenance of personnel files for all employees, enrollment and maintenance of employee benefit and retirement programs, and administering state and federally mandated regulations and programs, such as Worker’s Compensation and Unemployment. This position also serves as the risk manager for the university, including administering university property and casualty, general liability, student, and student athletic insurance and claims.

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in human resources is required, and a master’s is preferred. A minimum of 5 years of progressive administrative and managerial experience in the human resource field, preferably at a university or other educational environment, is required; 10 years is preferred. Human resources certifications are preferred.

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

Director of Enrollment Management at School of Professional and Graduate Studies | Posted Nov. 20, 2019

The Director of Enrollment Management for Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies (SPGS) is a highly visible representative of the university who will lead efforts to recruit undergraduate, transfer students, and graduate students to the School of Professional and Graduate Studies. The Director helps enact a vision for both the strategic and conceptual elements of recruiting and the logistical elements in realizing this vision. This role will provide leadership and strategic direction, planning, implementation, and accountability for enrollment efforts at SPGS.

The Director of Enrollment Management is responsible for all strategic initiatives, action plans, and tactical elements day to day and supervises the SPGS recruitment team. This role will translate the business strategy into day-to-day execution, by providing direction and focus to the enrollment team and fostering the team’s understanding in a way that aligns with delivering results as outlined by the strategic plan.

This position must initiate and facilitate interdepartmental communication in an effort to drive enrollment growth throughout the university. The Director of Enrollment Management will represent the university seeking external partnerships that enhance enrollment or job placement for our students. The Director serves as a key member of the Vice President’s Enrollments Leadership Team. 

Applicants must have demonstrated professional success in and an in-depth understanding of the admission and financial aid fields for students in both traditional and nontraditional programs, at least 5 years of directly related experience in higher education enrollment management, strong leadership skills. BA required, MA preferred. 

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

Industrial Maintenance Technician | Posted Nov. 20, 2019

The primary responsibilities of the Industrial Maintenance Technician include installing, maintaining, upgrading, and fabricating machinery and equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, and other requirements per project and equipment needs throughout university facilities.

General responsibilities of the Industrial Maintenance Technician include performing general labor assistance, pipefitting, and commercial carpentry, precision welding, arc welding, wire feed welding, and oxyacetylene torch cutting. 

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career, look no further than Baker University. Baker offers great benefits to employees with paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement program, and insurance. Baker University also offers educational opportunities for eligible employees. Baker is a great place to work!

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

Adjunct Instructor in Marketing | Posted Nov. 6, 2019

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for adjunct Instructor(s) in marketing. The candidates filling this position may teach classes online or at our Overland Park campus.

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

Adjunct Instructor in Economics | Posted Nov. 6, 2019

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for Adjunct Instructor(s) in Economics. The candidate(s) filling this position may teach classes online and/or on ground at our Overland Park campus.

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level and a master’s degree 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 the 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.

 

Adjunct Instructor in Business Analytics | Posted Nov. 6, 2019

Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies invites applications for Adjunct Instructor(s) in Business Analytics. The candidate(s) filling this position may teach classes online and/or on ground at our Overland Park campus.

Baker University requires that you have completed a terminal degree to teach at the graduate level and a master’s degree 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 the 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.

 

Marketing and Enrollment Analyst | Posted Oct. 29, 2019

Baker University seeks a Marketing and Enrollment Analyst within the Office of Marketing and Communications who will be responsible for building and communicating all marketing and enrollment “funnel” reporting for all four schools, including but not limited to marketing campaign reporting (i.e., email results), paid and nonpaid lead reporting, and lead conversions or effectiveness across the lead-to-enrollment lifecycle.

This position is also responsible for all list generation, ad hoc email deploys, and building all email nurture paths in the CRM/Marketing Automation platform Campus Nexus.

This position will be located at Baker’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies in Overland Park, KS, but will be part of a university-wide team, requiring occasional meetings and travel to Baldwin City, KS, as well as other university locations.

Qualified candidates will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • 2-3 year’s experience in a fast-paced marketing and/or administrative environment
  • Prior experience in a higher education setting (preferred)
  • 2-3 year’s experience using a database or CRM system
  • Advanced level of Microsoft Excel (preferred)
  • Experience producing and presenting reports
  • Strong interpersonal skills, being able to relate to fellow colleagues
  • Ability to think innovatively and focus on solutions
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Self-motivation and willingness to jump in and help team with projects

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

Assistant Professor of Sports Administration | Posted Sept. 12, 2019

Baker University’s Department of Business and Economics (hereafter Department) seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of sports administration, beginning August 2020.  A strong candidate will have teaching expertise in multiple fields such as sports management, sports leadership, sports marketing, finance, and sports law. Of particular interest is a candidate with strong quantitative skills and familiarity with sports applications using social media and digital marketing. The teaching load is 4/4. A passion for undergraduate teaching and an appreciation for the role of the sports administration curriculum in a liberal arts setting is also essential. Strong candidates will show evidence of providing effective support and guidance for students pursuing internships, and display an eagerness to actively engage with the Kansas City–area sports community.

Founded by a Methodist bishop in 1858, Baker is the oldest university in Kansas. The Department is part of the University’s College of Arts and Sciences, located in Baldwin City, Kansas. The Department offers majors in accounting, business, economics, international business, and sports administration.

This position is tenure track and at the assistant professor rank. Eligible candidates will be considered based on their (1) teaching experience and (2) demonstrated ability to foster student engagement and success. This position requires a master’s-level degree in sports administration with a minor or concentration in business, or a master’s-level degree in a business-related discipline. A doctoral degree is preferred.

A description of the sports administration program is available at www.bakeru.edu/sports-administration.

Applications including cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of teaching philosophy, and names with contact information for three references should be sent to employment@wildcat.bakeru.edu. Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe PDF formats. Queries may be sent to Dr. Judith Smrha, Chair of the Business and Economics Department and Search Committee Chair (jsmrha@bakeru.edu). Review of application materials will begin January 1. EOE.

Custodial Position – Part Time | Posted Aug. 26, 2019

The part-time custodian will be trained in a variety of duties including general cleaning and sanitation of bath areas; general floor care and cleaning, both carpeted and hard-surface floors; operating and maintaining mechanical and electrical equipment used in floor maintenance; collecting and removing all trash from public and service areas; moving furniture, appliances, and supplies in and out of residence halls as directed; and setting up equipment and furniture for special programs.

If you are looking for a rewarding and dynamic career look no farther than Baker University. Baker offers great benefits to employees with paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement program, medical and dental insurance as well as life insurance. Baker University also offers educational opportunities for eligible employees. Baker is a great place to work!

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

To complete the application process, submit the applicant data record.

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 | 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 & at Our Overland Park Campus

To complete the application process, submit the applicant data record.

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.

Teaching Opportunities | School of Education Graduate Programs

Teaching Opportunities

Baker University’s School of Education continually seeks qualified professionals to teach in our graduate 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 educators.

To complete the application process, submit the applicant data record.

CONTACT US

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

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