Employment Opportunities (2024)

We are excited that you are considering joining the UNK team! At UNK you will find that the members of the team are professional, caring, dedicated individuals. It is easy to get to know the members of the campus community and there are abundant opportunities for interacting with students and others in the Kearney community. UNK prides itself on being an employer where individuals can grow professionally and personally. We look forward to meeting you!

Please use the links on the right hand side of this page to explore general information about employment at UNK. If you have questions or need accommodations during the application process due to a disability, please contact Human Resources. Computer access is available at the computer kiosk inWarner Hall, the Calvin T. Ryan Library or the Kearney Public Library (located at 2020 1st Avenue in downtown Kearney).


Applicants please click on the link above to apply for open positions at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Please note: Student worker positions are only available to students who are enrolled, regularly attending classes at, and working for the university as a form of merit-based student financial assistance provided through the university. Employment in student worker positions will not be covered by any program of unemployment insurance.

Departments/Search Committee Members

Departments/Offices/Search Committee members posting or reviewing applicants for positions, please follow the link above.

Human Resources Office
University of Nebraska at Kearney
2504 9th Avenue
1200 Warner Hall
Kearney, NE 68849-2380
Phone (308) 865-8522
Fax (308) 865-8630
Email employment@unk.edu

The University of Nebraska at Kearney is responsive to University issues which support a diverse work and academic environment. The University of Nebraska at Kearney does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital stats, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. This policy is applicable to all University administered programs including educational programs, financial aid, admission policies and employment policies. UNK is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University affirms a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment and nondiscrimination in providing services to the public. University employees, students and others associated with the University who have not received the benefits of these policies, are encouraged to contact the Chief Compliance Officer/ADA Coordinator.

Read the full Non-Discrimination Statement

The University of Nebraska at Kearney participates in E-Verify
(this means you must be able to present appropriate identification on the first day of work).

E-Verify Poster (English)

E-Verify Poster (Spanish)

Right to Work Poster (English)

Right to Work Poster (Spanish)

Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act

As a regular full-time employee, the following benefits are available:

  • Vacation Leave - accrued at the rate of one day per month initially, increasing thereafter.
  • Sick Leave - accrued at the rate of one day per month initially, increasing thereafter.
  • Holidays - twelve (12) paid holidays per calendar year.
  • Insurance - Health insurance is provided by the University of Nebraska with only a small contribution from employees. Additional types of insurance are also offered.
  • Flexible Spending Account- allows you to pay certain expenses tax-free.
  • Retirement - plans provide for a tax sheltered employee contribution with a higher University contribution that is immediately vested.
  • Discounts and special services - as a university employee, there are many services and discounts available to you across campus.

For full benefit info visit our HR Benefits page.

UNK is committed to assisting all members of the UNK community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual campus security, crime awareness and fire report is available on the University web site at unk.edu/annual_security_report

If you would like to receive a copy of this information, you can stop by UNK Police at 2501 19th Ave Kearney, NE 68849 (directly South of the Facilities Building) or you can request a copy be mailed to you by calling (308) 865-8911.

Information contained in this publication/web site include policies and procedures on firearms and concealed weapons, drugs and alcohol, missing persons, sexual misconduct, crime reporting, emergency management, evacuation, campus notification and disciplinary actions. Other topics include University law enforcement authority, crime prevention programming, sex offender registry, fire safety information and other matters related to security on campus. It also contains criminal and fire statistics for the previous three years concerning reports that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UNK, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to campus. Other information related to the drug-free schools and campuses regulations can be found at unk.edu/student_affairs/drug_free_statement.pdf.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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