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Western Kentucky University is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), a non-profit coalition of over 700 colleges, universities, hospitals and research labs committed to diversifying the pipeline of faculty, staff and administration in academia.  HERC also accommodates dual-career searches, and offers a search engine to explore jobs within a commutable distance.  Visit  https://main.hercjobs.org/jobs/dualsearch for more information and resources.

Why Choose WKU?

Founded in 1906, Western Kentucky University (WKU) is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, an ethnically and racially diverse city of just over 68,000 people, situated approximately 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of Louisville, KY. More than 50 different languages are spoken in and around Bowling Green and people from 35 nationalities call the area home. Core to our mission, WKU strives to foster a sense of community where people of all backgrounds, identities and perspectives feel welcomed and enriched, and is committed to employing a diverse and inclusive workforce. 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 18,000 students includes 33% first generation university/college, 16% underrepresented minority and 2% 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.

We proudly offer a comprehensive benefits package to you and your family, including domestic partners and other qualified dependents.  In addition, we offer generous vacation, medical and holiday paid time off and an outstanding tuition discount program for employees and dependents.


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 Last Modified 12/10/19