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 **For this employment, state law requires a state and national criminal history background check as a condition of employment.

Are you interested in Student Employment on campus? Review the following list of current vacancies and contact those departments that have vacancies for which you are qualified. PLEASE REMEMBER - every student worker must have an updated FAFSA on file in order to work (with the exception to International Students). If you are unsure as to whether or not you are eligible for Student Employment or to check on your FAFSA, please call (270)745-5513.
The following departments have online applications that can be submitted directly to their departments:
Housing and Residence Life:
IT HelpDesk:

Technical Support Services - TopperTech:

Raymond B. Preston Health and Activities center: 
WKU Libraries:
WKU Health Services:  

Desktop Support


Fall 2016 Vacancies


Undergraduate Research Assistantship Open! 

Two student researcher positions are available in Dr. Er’s research group (up to 10 hours per week during academic year).


Research Focus: We use lasers to grow biomaterials for pathogenic bacteria deactivation, thin films, and three dimensional surface patterning. We also use ultrahigh vacuum chamber, electron gun, and various surface analysis tools such as AFM, SEM, and TEM. Student will also have a chance to work in Biotech Center.


Position Description: Work activities include helping graduate students in their research, using AFM, SEM, TEM and optical microscope to analyze samples. We also want students actively involved in data processing.


Required Skills/Knowledge: It is highly desirable that students have some prior experience in electronics and/or computer software. You should also meet the eligibility requirement to work on campus.


Training: You will get trained before you start working in the lab.


Lab Location: Thompson Complex Central Wing, Room 27


If interested, please contact Dr. Ali Oguz Er at 270.745.6202 or



Student Fundraiser at TopperTalk

$7.75 per hour with opportunities for bonuses and incentives

9 hours per week minimum - 3 shifts of three hours each.

Beginning: ASAP -  we will hold new-hire training classes each week starting on the first week of classes.

Job Description: Student Fundraisers call alumni, parents, and friends of the university to raise money for many different areas of WKU. Topper Talk is a great place to share your passion for WKU with other and give them an opportunity to give back to the university, all while building your resume and improving your communication skills.

Required Skills: Applicants must be quick-learners, comfortable talking on the phone, have a very positive and upbeat attitude, and a proficient knowledge of and passion for WKU.

If interested, the application can be found online at


Nightclerk in Gatton Academy

$10.00 per hour and up to 20 hours per week.

Beginning: ASAP

Work Schedule: Any time during the week between 11PM - 8AM.

Job Description: Monitors Gatton Academy residential lobby, answers phone, makes sure curfew checks are complete.

Required Skills: Must be available to work 3AM - 7AM shifts, must have excellent communication skills, must be able to get to work on time and when scheduled, must be able to stay awake on shift. 

Please send a resume to Student will be called if wanted for an interview. 


International Student Office (Student Worker)

$7.25 per hour and up to 20 hours per week

Beginning: ASAP

Work Schedule: TBD

Job Description

  • Assist with answering telephones, faxing, filing correspondence, running errands on campus, stuffing envelopes and making copies. 
  • Greet office guests, answer questions and direct to proper individual(s).
  • Greet students and their guests and check them in.
  • Data entry into Microsoft Excel and other software applications.
  • Make suggestions on how to streamline a process or task that is manual.
  • Create presentations on Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Other administrative duties or special projects as assigned.

Preferred Skills: Customer service, time management, multi-tasking, communication, intercultural proficiency, student learning.

If interested, please email a copy of your resume to Application swill be reviewed upon receipt with hiring of this position to take effect as soon as possible.


Research Assistant for Chemistry

Up to 20 hours/week academic semesters, 36 hours/week summer
Beginning: ASAP
Number of Positions: 2
Work Schedule: TBA
Required Skills:  Organic chemistry laboratory experience required. These are grant-support positions for chemistry and closely allied science majors. MS candidate positions also are available. Full time summer research appointments can be worth $4000 or more.
Applicants must be enrolled in the physical or biological sciences.
Contact: Reply to


The WKU Restaurant Group is now hiring!

Please copy and paste the following link into your web browser to see all of the job openings:


Department of Physical Therapy Student Worker

$7.25 per hour and up to 10 hours per week.

Beginning: Summer 2016

Work Schedule: TBA

Job Description: The Work Study Assistant will be primarily responsible for assisting faculty members in the performance of research duties and equipment maintenance/inventory within the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.  Additionally, s/he may be solicited to help with other programmatic duties with other faculty/staff members as needed. 

Required Skills:

  • Full time DPT student in good academic standing
  • Good work ethic
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Assists with computer/software setup and maintenance for research facilities. (e.g. Force plate/ computer setup and calibration)
  • Assists with data collection, entry, and analysis
  • Assists with literature search, retrieval, and manuscript preparation
  • Management/maintenance/inventory of all research equipment
  • Demonstrates professionalism in dealings within and outside of Program when working for the Program
  • Demonstrates respect for work study privileges and use of Program equipment/office space

If interested, please fill out and complete the job application and email it to


Student Office Assistant - Academic Advising and Retention Center

$7.40 per hour and 10-20 hours per week.

Beginning: May 9th, 2016 or August 22nd, 2016

Work Schedule:Student will set schedule and it will remain the same every week.

Job Description:The Student Office Assistant works under the direct supervision of the Academic Advisor - the Learning Center and the Office Coordinator. The position is responsible for providing office assistance and excellent customer service to WKU students, faculty, staff and other visitors of the Academic Advising and Retention Center.

Required Skills: Applicant must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student at WKU with at least a 2.5 overall GPA.

If interested, please apply at


Student Worker

$7.40 per hour and 10-20 hours per week

Beginning: August 22, 2016

Number of Positions: 2

Work Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00-1:00PM.

Job Description: Math tutor or receptionist for the front desk, greet students and sign students into the learning center. Help with other tasks such as making copies, helping students with textbooks, computer software and misc. tasks.

Please apply in person at South Campus room C234. Interviewing ASAP.


Student Office Assistant

$7.25 per hour and 15-20 hours per week

Beginning: August 15th

Work Schedule: Dependent on class schedule

Job Description: The Student Office Assistant will have the primary responsibility as the receptionist in the Student Support Programs office, providing customer service to students, faculty, staff, and guests. Additional tasks will include answering the telephone, scheduling appointments, filing, general office duties, and completing other duties and/or special projects as needed.

Required Skills: Knowledge of TopNet, Blackboard, and WKU directory/website; Microsoft Office Software; general knowledge of office equipment.

Interested applicants should email a resume and a cover letter to with the subject line of "Student Worker Position, Student Support Programs, Fall 2016" Please include two references.


Distance Learning Student Web Developer

Pay Rate: Starting salary $9.50/hour with raises based on performance and length of    employment

Hours per Week: 15 -20 hours per week during the regular semester, up to 40 during the summer

Beginning Date: As soon as possible

Work Schedule: Flexible hours available between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday - Friday, but must be available a minimum of 10 hours each week.


  • Assist the Instructional Technologist in programming and management of various web applications. Examples of this type of programming would be PHP, HTML/CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Assist in the creation and management of databases.
  • Assist with online course accessibility.
  • Learn and use other software and equipment as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:

  • Job requires ability to focus and concentrate with attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of programming languages such as PHP, HTML/CSS, and Javascript.
  • Working knowledge of database creation and management. Experience with MySQL a plus.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Excellent punctuality and reliability.

If interested, please email to request an application.


CFL Part-Time Student Employee

Description of Duties: 1. The student employee will primarily assist the assigned supervisor with the ongoing child welfare workforce development initiative.
2. The student employee will also assist in any Credit for Learning or Training Resource Center projects, as needed. 3. The student employee will be required to complete the following tasks routinely: data collection, data entry, data management, and the scanning of paperwork.

Justification: The student employee will support the WKU Department of Social Work by assisting in both the facilitation and evaluation of the current child welfare research projects and initiatives. The emphasis will be on the student collaboratively working with the assigned faculty/staff to expand their research skills outside of the classroom. 

Pay: Fall 2016 Semester, 15 hours per week @ $10/hour Spring 2017 Semester, 15 hours per week @ $10/hour

Supervisor: Austin Griffiths, MSW, Child Welfare Support Coordinator Academic Complex 210C, 270-745-2676

Criteria: Current WKU student with an active 800# Current FAFSA on file with WKU Financial Aid US Citizen, 2.5 cumulative GPA

Qualifications: demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills; significant experience with a broad range of electronic information technologies and computer applications; ability to learn quickly and to organize personal time, manage projects; and ability to work independently and to take initiative. Additional strengths for this student employee position includes having strong writing skills, collaborative working style, openness to diverse perspectives, flexibility, creativity, and dependability.

Deadline: For consideration, please send a current resume and a one page written statement (describing your strengths, areas for growth, and reason for interest in this position) to by 4:30pm on 8-26-2016. 


Honors Capstone Experience/Thesis Project Advisor

Deadline: Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Department: Honors Academy

Contact: Christopher Keller,, 270-745-3171

Description: The Honors Capstone Experience/Thesis Project Advisor (C/ET Advisor, for short) helps honors students navigate all processes and procedures related to the Honors College’s Capstone Experience/Thesis project option. The CE/T advisor works directly with students to help them fill out CE/T forms, format and submit finished CE/T projects according to Honors College guidelines, coordinate CE/T student defenses, collaborate with WKU staff inside and outside the Honors College to ensure efficiency with the CE/T process, and complete other duties related to the CE/T process, as assigned by supervisor. The CE/T advisor also leads workshops that help honors students better understand the CE/T processes and procedures. For more information about the Honors College and the Capstone Experience/Thesis project, please visit

Pay: $10.00 per hour (up to 20 hours per week)

Qualifications: The successful candidate should be a currently enrolled graduate student at WKU; must have excellent written and oral communication skills; knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel and experience with document design; experience with WKU programs like TopNet; understanding of Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis projects and procedures; ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders inside and outside the Honors College; and strong organizational skills. No preference is given to candidates’ academic areas of study, though preference is given to candidates who have completed an honors educational experience at WKU or elsewhere.

Application Materials Requested: Cover letter detailing qualifications for the position, Resume or Curriculum Vitae


Fan Experience Assistant

$8.00 per hour and up to 20 hours per week.

Beginning: October 1, 2016

Work Schedule: Nights and weekends, dependent upon basketball and special events schedule.

Job Description: Provide customer service to fans and visitors at WKU's men and women basketball games, as well as special events on campus. Answer general questions about the facility, show visitors their seats, check tickets, identify and report issues to Game Management, and other duties as assigned.

Required Skills: Strong verbal communication and problem solving skills. One year of customer service experience is preferred.

If interested, please email Gina Knutson at to request an application for this position.


Athletics Football Parking Worker

$8.50 per hour and 20 hours per week.

Beginning: September 1, 2016

Work Schedule: All six home football games. Work will be nights and weekends.

Job Description: Parking attendants will work the HAF reserved lots on home football game days. They will be responsible for checking passes and lists allowing admittance to the correct pass holders.

Required Skills: Good communication and customer service skills. Free to work nights and weekends as well as work in acclimate weather.

If interested, please contact Gina Knutson at


Glasgow Campus Library Student Assistant

$7.25 per hour and 15 hours per week.

Beginning: August 15, 2016

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Flexible schedule that could include evenings.

Job Description: Responsible for providing general library support in such areas as technical service, circulation, and basic computer support; provide clerical assistance to campus librarian and library assistant; instruct patrons in use of Topnet and library databases.

Required Skills: Federal Work Study eligible; must have excellent customer service skills, possess excellent oral and written communication skills, can respond to general information requests by telephone or refers to librarian, is proficient at typing and computer skills, knowledge of various software packages (Microsoft Office) and modern office technology. Must have reliable transportation. 

If interested, please copy and paste this link into your web browser: The application can be found there.


Intramural Sports Complex Grounds Keeper

$7.25 per hour and 10-20 hours per week.

Work Schedule: Monday-Thursday 5PM-10PM.

Job Description: Take part in upkeep of Intramural fields.

Required Skills: Basic knowledge of lawn upkeep.

If interested, please fill out and complete the job application and mail or turn it in at the Preston Health and Activity Center:


Intramural Sports Official

$7.25 per hour and 10-20 hours per week.

Beginning: Fall 2016

Work Schedule: Monday-Thursday 5PM-10PM

Job Description: Enforce the rules and procedures of various intramural sports.

Required Skills: Basic knowledge of sports and sports rules.

If interested, please fill out and complete the job application and mail or turn it in at the Preston Health and Activity Center:


Tutor - Academic Advising and Retention Center

$7.40 per hour and 10-20 hours per week.

Beginning: August 22nd, 2016

Work Schedule: Student will set hours.

Job Description:The Tutors work under the direct supervision of the Academic Advisor-the Learning Center. The position is responsible for providing undergraduate WKU students with the instruction and support necessary to achieve their educational goals. Tutors work in the Learning Center within Academic Advising and Retention Center.

Required Skills: Applicant must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student at WKU with an overall GPA of at least a 3.25. Applicants must have earned an "A" or "B" in each course they will tutor, in order to maintain certification through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA).

If interested, please apply at:


Student Office Assistant - Academic Advising and Retention Center

$7.40 per hour and 10-20 hours per week.

Beginning: May 9th, 2016 or August 22nd, 2016

Work Schedule:Student will set schedule and it will remain the same every week. 

Job Description:The Student Office Assistant works under the direct supervision of the Academic Advisor - the Learning Center and the Office Coordinator. The position is responsible for providing office assistance and excellent customer service to WKU students, faculty, staff and other visitors of the Academic Advising and Retention Center.

Required Skills: Applicant must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student at WKU with at least a 2.5 overall GPA.

If interested, please apply at:


Graduate Assistants 

*There are currently no Graduate Assistantships to be listed. Please go to this link for other GA openings:


Off Campus Opportunities 

America Reads Position Open through Bowling Green City Schools 

  • The hours of operation for the Dishman Preschool and Kindergarten classes and the Parker-Bennett-Curry Preschool and Kindergarten classes where they need help is from 8:00am to 3:00pm Monday thru Thursday. On Fridays they can work any times from 8:00 to 3:00pm working on activities in the classroom and working in the Kindergarten classrooms with children.  
  • The job duties in the Preschool program would be working with the Preschool children with activities. Reading to the children in Preschool and Kindergarten.  Helping the Preschool staff and Kindergarten staff with daily activities and preparing items for lesson plans in the classrooms.
  • If interested, please email your resume to


Children’s Director (Part-Time) in Elkton, KY! 

Petrie Memorial UMC (Elkton, KY) – Seeking Children’s Director to oversee all children’s ministries from birth through 5th grade. Applicant should have a desire to help children learn about the love of Christ and have a willingness to work with other staff and volunteers.

Primary responsibilities include: recruiting and training adult volunteers, oversight of Sunday School, Children’s Church, VBS, Seasonal Wednesday night programming, and involve children in the worship life of Petrie Memorial UMC. Expectations are 20 hours per week and salary is commensurate with experience. All applicants subject to background check.

Please send resume to Petrie Memorial UMC, P.O. Box 160 Elkton, KY 42220, attention: Allen Franks or email


Positions available at ResourceMFG!

1403 Scottsville Road - Bowling Green, KY - 42104

ResourceMFG is now hiring the following positions: packagers, assembly and production line.

Choose a shift: Day+Swing shifts, weekends, weekdays.

If interested, please apply at Please call 270-780-0290 with any questions.


Tutor for the Housing Authority for Fall and Spring

Supervisor: L'Tonya Johnson (, 270-784-0227, 270-467-7142)

Hours: Afterschool program is in session from 1PM-6PM.

Shifts:  Typically will be 6 hours  4 days a week.

Basic Responsibility: tutoring assistance for youth grades K-12th, peer reading with students, academic enrichment, mentoring, sports and recreational activities and art and crafts activities.

Rules specific to location: Each student will present their student ID's and be given a Volunteer name tag to be worn at all times. Students will be left alone with student participants at any time. Students must also have a 2.5 GPA. All America Reads participants will be required to govern themselves as do other employees of HABG.

Send resume and your student ID number to L'Tonya at the email listed above.


America Reads Tutor @ SKYCTC for Fall

Positions available as an America Reads tutor.  Tutors will assist GED and ESL instructors in providing one-on-one academic assistance and instruction in math, reading, and/or language.  Applicants should demonstrate strong academic skills and enjoy working with adults of diverse backgrounds.   Applicants should additionally possess strong communication skills, enjoy student diversity, and demonstrate self-motivation.  Positions are available Monday through Thursday 8 AM to 8 PM.  The number of hours will be determined by applicant’s schedule and eligibility.  SKYCTC facility is approximately 2 miles from WKU’s campus.  Position pays $10/hr.

For consideration, please contact Margaret Sullivan at 270-901-1089


Tippi Toes Dance Studio

Tippi Toes Dance Bowling Green is growing FAST and we are looking for enthusiastic and high energy teachers, for pre-school age students, to join their staff. Dance background preferred, but not required!  Outgoing personality, quick learner and FUN a must! VERY Flexible Hours!

Kids Dance Instructor / Assistant Instructor:

As a dance instructor for Tippi Toes you will be responsible for teaching dance class to children of various ages using Tippi Toes dance curriculum that is provided to you! You will receive a rate of pay based on experience, along with paid trainings and an incentive program to gain bonuses and increased pay. Your teaching schedule is based on your availability and skill set. Immediate openings for this semester (Spring 2016), as well as summer employment opportunities and fall 2016! 

Pay rate:  Starts at $10 per class (45 minute class)  Pay increase with experience/skill set.

Location:  Varies throughout BG, classes taught at preschools and day care facilities.  

Contact:  Kyleen Baptiste, owner:  270.883.1797  or to request an application:    

 Join us:


ABC Children's Academy is now hiring!

ABC Children's Academy (child care / preschool) is now hiring Summer Help.
We are looking for a hard worker, team player, fun, loving, someone with a great personality, someone who loves children, caring, and nurturing.  If you have these qualities And looking for a summer job please call us at 270-782-3456.
We are open M- F from 6:30 am - 5:30 nights and no week-ends!
Taking applications now!  Ask for Melanie.
ABC Children's Academy
1740 Cave Mill Road, Suite B
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42104
Phone / Fax Number:  270-782-3456
Email Address:
Facebook:  ABC Children's Academy


Janitorial General Cleaner

Bowling Green, KY for Aetna Integrated Services Bowling Green, KY 42101 – BANDO USA

Please apply online at

Overview Aetna Integrated Services is seeking energetic, conscientious people to join our team. We've been in business for over 75 years, a leader in contract cleaning and facilities management, and we continue to grow, grow, grow! We want to hire people who care about their work and who are excited about the possibility of advancement.
We believe that customer satisfaction is directly connected to employee satisfaction - and we have a long track record of treating our employees fairly. That is why we have the highest employee retention rate in the industry.
Mon-Fri 10pm - 2am; $9.50/hour. (20 hours/week)
Position Requirements
Cleaning, janitorial or housekeeping experience preferred but not required. Ability to work independently without direct supervision and be able to follow supervisor's directives when given.
GENERAL CLEANERS - Responsible for the upkeep and cleanliness of the client's facility, including, but not limited to, removing trash, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning and stocking restrooms and performing other various cleaning duties as assigned at the contracted site.
Interested candidates must successfully pass a Nationwide background check and drug screen
Additional Information/Benefits We offer industry competitive wages and a benefits package that is among the best in the industry. Comprehensive training is offered to all employees, with additional education offered to those interested in greater opportunities. Each employee must pass a national background check and full panel drug screening.
Aetna Integrated Services is a Drug Free Workplace as well as an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants shall be considered for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.
Benefits: 401K/403b Plan
Screening Requirements: Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check


*Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability, and provides, on request, reasonable accommodations including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs, and activities.


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