Welcome to KU!
As a member of the KU community you are joining an organization of world class faculty, staff and students that are here to learn, discover and grow.
We are excited that you have decided to become a Jayhawk!
Learn about our organization
Center for Faculty Development and Mentoring
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
Office of Research
Human Resource Management
Human Resource and Pay System
Academic Year Appointments
Benefits, Wellness and Perks
KU offers a variety of benefits & perks to employees and their families. Explore the following information to learn more.
Benefits & Wellness
Health & Life Benefits
Under the State of KS Employee Health Plan, packages and options are designed to fit each individual or family’s needs.
Saving for tomorrow - Mandatory and Voluntary offered plans.
Understanding KU’s vacation, sick, holidays, parental, shared, medical leave and other programs.
Remote and Flexible Work
Getting started and finding success in balancing work and life.
Health and Wellbeing
Explore resources and programs available for mental, emotional, financial and physical health.
Learn how KU can help you finish your GED, begin a Bachelor’s/Masters/PhD, or become certified in your trade.
Explore discounts and offerings through the University and State of Kansas as a KU employee.
In 1866, the University of Kansas welcomed the first class of 55 students to an unfinished building on a treeless ridge called Mount Oread. Today, our enrollment sits at over 25,000 students. From that single building, we have grown to five campuses — the Lawrence campus, the Edwards Campus in Overland Park, and medical branches in Kansas City, Wichita, and Salina. The once barren landscape has grown into a wooded campus considered one of the most beautiful in the nation.
Launching Your KU Career
The University of Kansas, as an institution of higher education, values ongoing development and growth. KU staff and faculty are encouraged to engage in the available professional development programs and campus resources. KU has established evaluation processes in place for faculty and staff, to allow for ongoing meaningful performance conversations and discussion of growth opportunities.
Founded by abolitionists in 1854, Lawrence, Kansas, has carried that tradition of freedom and individuality through the generations. Today, Lawrence remains a crossroads of culture, celebrating the artists and innovators that populate its history and create an unmistakable identity. Start on Mount Oread, where you’ll encounter a campus resonating with excitement. Walk down the Hill and mingle with the crowds of locals and visitors bustling through downtown Massachusetts Street. Broaden your reach and explore the open air and outdoor activities within the city limits — and beyond.