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Open Department Positions

Below, current job postings can be found for the Grain Science and Industry Department at Kansas State Univeristy. Positions are updated regularly. Positions include, Research Professor, Research Assistant, Unclassified Professional Staff Positions, Assistant Professor, Instructor, Support Staff, Post-Docs, and Student Worker Positions. 


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Research Professor Position(s) 

No positions currently available

Research Assistant Position(s)

Research Technician - 516312


Summary: Kansas State University Department of Grain Science and Industry is seeking a motivated, independent, and organized Research Technician to conduct wheat quality and flour & dough tests, manage, and maintain lab equipment/instruments, train and supervise students and lab users, conduct research and fee-for-service projects, collect, and analyze data, prepare report, and perform other duties as requested by the PI. This is a full time, benefits eligible position for 12 months with continuation contingent on the continued funding, satisfactory performance, and the need for the services.

What you will need:

Minimum Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree in Grain Science, Food Science, Chemistry, Engineering, or relevant disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Master’s degree in Grain Science, Food Science, Chemistry, Engineering, or relevant disciplines.

· Experience in experimental milling, NIR, mixograph, farinograph, Mixolab, alveograph, falling number RVA, glutomatic, texture analyzer, test baking.

· Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

· Experience with grain, flour & dough testing.

· Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

· Ability to conduct scholarly research and publish scientific papers.

Other Requirements:

· Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

· Ability to communicate in English

Unclassified Professional Staff Position(s)

No positions currently available 

Professor Position(s)

No positions currently available. 

Assistant/Associate Professor Position(s) 

No positions currently available. 

Instructor Position(s)

No positions currently available.

Post Doctoral Position(s)

No positions currently available. 

University Support Staff Position(s)

Recruitment Coordinator - 516969


Summary: The Recruitment Coordinator will execute the Department’s marketing and recruitment plan. This position will be dedicated to the department’s mission and goal, providing leadership and managing activities related to marketing and new student recruitment. This position reports to the Department Head of Grain Science and Industry.

Essential Job Functions

- Develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive, data-driven strategic recruitment plan to recruit, admit and enroll an increasing number of students locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

- Lead the department recruitment efforts by creating and implementing an integrated recruitment and yield strategy for undergraduate students, including market assessment and segmentation, brand marketing and promotional strategies.

- Develop operating goals and objectives for the department to increase enrollment and retention of undergraduate students.

- Help the department to recruit diverse and under-represented student populations, by investigating appropriate forums for engaging communities that represent those populations.

- Develop print and electronic recruiting/marketing materials. Take the lead role of developing and maintaining literature, websites, social media, mailings, and other marketing materials for the department. Monitor and provide materials to update departmental web pages.

- Have a working knowledge of academic policies and procedures, and deadlines. Apply knowledge of university such as admissions standards, scholarship and financial aid opportunities in order to guide prospective students.

- Maintain communication with alumni/industry stakeholders. Cultivate strong partnerships with professional organizations (IAOM, NAMA, ABS, BNEF, AFIA) and GSI alumni to enhance current pipelines and develop new pipelines.

- Promote the department by making presentations and speeches at alumni meetings, high school conferences, and counselor events. - Maintain records of recruitment activities according to established protocol.

- Travel with some evenings and weekends required. Develop travel schedule, use data and tools to determine priorities for event attendance, and fiscally responsible for travel and event-related expense.

- Lead the department in developing programs and initiatives that are related to recruitment, such as summer camps, conferences for educators, and strengthening partnerships with high school and community college student organizations.

- Adopt technology and database systems to effectively support recruiting efforts. Create reports, conduct data analytics for various processes and analyze strategy to help make data-driven decisions. - Initiate and maintain a personal relationship with prospective students and family members throughout the recruitment process

Work Site Options: This position is eligible for hybrid worksite. Work is performed partially remote and partially on employer premises or designated assignment location. Employee must have availability to be on campus frequently during the work week. This position also includes approximately 40% travel.

What you will need: 

Minimum Qualifications

· Bachelor’s Degree

· Two years of post-baccalaureate work experience

Preferred Qualifications

· Broad base knowledge of grain processing and related fields

· Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

· Strong organizational and leadership skills and ability to work independently and within groups

· Experience working with college or high school students

· Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and/or Communication

· Experience as admissions representative, academic advisor, recruiter, or events coordinator.

Other Requirements

· Availability to work some evenings and weekends. Travel both in-state and out-of-state is required. Valid driver’s license upon employment.

· Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Student Worker Position(s)

CDL/Student Worker Position


Summary: Perform the delivery of feed and other products to Kansas State animal farms on a timely basis resulting in outstanding customer service and customer satisfaction.  

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Delivery of feed and other products from feed mill to animal science farms in the immediate area of the feed mill.
  • Responsible for following all legal regulations and guidelines as required to maintain a commercial driver’s license.
  • Help with feed manufacturing and housekeeping as assigned.
  • Maintain necessary paperwork or documentation.
  • Perform daily truck inspections, informing supervisor of all needed maintenance and repairs.
  • Maintain a positive attitude that promotes teamwork within the feed mill and a favorable image of the feed mill to the university.
  • Determine proper routing and distribution for manufactured feeds to appropriate holding bins.
  • Assist with equipment maintenance and repair as needed.
  • Load and unload feed truck in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Perform general work around the facility and other duties as assigned by management.


  • Minimum of one year of verifiable experience operating a commercial vehicle.
  • Maintain a class B CDL, additional endorsements a plus.
  • Excellent driving record.
  • Must demonstrate excellent attendance and reliability.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.
  • Driving a automatic shift single-axle feed tuck with and a swinging unloading auger.
  • Sweep out load from the truck or underneath the truck, if necessary.
  • Ability to climb in and out of the truck (Multiple times per day).
  • Ability to climb up onto truck-on-truck ladder to inspect load in the truck.
  • Ability to lift up to 60 pounds occasionally.

To apply go to: https://www.k-state.edu/careercenter/students/lets_go/handshake/

Job Number: 7942702