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Susan Hankins
Sr. Human Resources Specialist

Debra Laufer
Academic Hiring Coordinator

Kayla Channell
Sr. Human Resources Specialist

Stephen Reese
Sr. Human Resources Specialist

Sarah Lauer
Hiring Coordinator
(816) 235-1143


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As a UMKC employee, you’ll belong to an engaged, diverse community. You’ll also enjoy many competitive benefits, including health, dental, life and other insurance plans; a comprehensive retirement program; and educational assistance and tuition reduction programs for employees and their spouse/dependents. For more information, visit the Benefits page.

Founded in 1929 as the University of Kansas City, UMKC has since expanded to two campuses, housing 11 different schools and colleges. We are a great university in one of America’s “most charming cities,” according to Travel + Leisure magazine. Today, UMKC is Kansas City’s 24th-largest employer, with over 3,500 staff and faculty supporting our more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

With career options in numerous fields, both academic and administrative, UMKC could be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for. We encourage you to search our openings and apply for those jobs that match your skills, qualifications and interests.

UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor – Human Resources at 816-235-1621. View the UMKC Diversity at a Glance page to see our University’s current diversity statistics.

A Great Place to Work

The University of Missouri-Kansas City has a broad and inclusive educational mission with specific emphases in three areas: visual and performing arts, health and life sciences, and urban affairs.  UMKC’s unique profile includes the College of Arts and Sciences, University College, and Schools of Education, Nursing and Health Studies, Henry W. Bloch School of Management, Medicine, Law, Computing and Engineering, Biological Sciences, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and the Conservatory of Music and Dance.


The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity and multiculturalism and strives to create a welcoming environment where faculty and staff feel valued for their contribution. A successful candidate will have a genuine enthusiasm for students and the university, as the focus on student success is central to our mission and provides direction in our daily actions at UMKC.

Reaffirming its commitment to provide a safe and healthy physical environment for its students, staff, faculty, patients and the general public associated with UMKC, smoking will not allowed on the UMKC campuses as of August 1, 2014. Please visit the Smoke-Free UMKC website for details.

Along with the over 49.9% of our alumni living in the KC area, the university also continually strives to support the surrounding community and the greater Kansas City area. Kansas City truly is a great place to call home and a wonderful location for UMKC.

University Benefits

UMKC offers competitive salaries, affordable medical and dental plans (no waiting periods), 403(b) savings plan, paid time off, tuition assistance (75% of educational fees paid) and university paid long-term disability and life insurance benefits.

A full listing of benefit information can be found in our Total Rewards section, and also be sure to check out our employee discount opportunities.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report 

Multicultural Student Affairs

Other Important Information

Background Check Process: All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment.

Education Verification Process: All final candidates (academic hires only) will be required to successfully pass an education verification review through the National Student Clearinghouse, or provide official transcripts prior to beginning employment.

Accommodations: To request ADA accommodations, please contact us at the address listed in the footer, or call 816-235-1621. TTY users: please call through Relay Missouri, 800-735-2966.

To request Spanish translation, please call through Relay Missouri for Spanish, 800-520-7309.

For the University of Missouri – Kansas City Campus Crime and Fire Safety Report, go to the UMKC Police Department web page. The report contains information on campus security and personal safety, including crime prevention, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other important matters about safety on campus. It also contains statistics for the three previous calendar years regarding reported crimes that occurred on campus, in off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor – Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Affirmative Action at 816-235-1323.



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