Mission: Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.
One of the largest independent institutions of higher learning in the state, Friends University is a successful and growing independent university located just west of downtown Wichita, in the heart of Kansas. The University’s 56-acre main campus is located in a park-like setting in a quiet residential community.
In addition to the main campus in Wichita, the University operates a center in Overland Park, a suburb of greater Kansas City, as well as in numerous outreach sites across the state. The University’s current enrollment is 2,032 students. Classes are small, ranging in size from as few as 10 to a maximum of 50. The student population is diverse, representing a variety of cultures, backgrounds, ages and states.
The city of Wichita combines the benefits of an urban center with a small-city feel. The metro area of some 500,000 persons offers rich opportunities to experience the arts, music, theater, education, sports, world-class restaurants and excellent shopping. The cost of living is well below the national average. In July 2006, CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Wichita ninth of 10 in U.S. big cities in which to live and in 2008, MSN Real Estate ranked Wichita first on its list of affordable “best, livable cities.” In June 2009, Wichita was recognized for the fourth time as an “All American City.” Wichita is rich both in the breadth of its arts communities and in corporate support for the arts.
Founded in 1898, by the Society of Friends, Friends University provides a welcoming and supportive environment for both traditional and adult students. In the 1930s, governance of the University was vested in an independent Board of Trustees and the University now operates in an amicable but independent relationship with the founding denomination. The University’s Quaker/Christian heritage continues to shape its ethos, values and mission. Long known for the excellence of its programs in the fine and performing arts, the University has gained an excellent reputation for the quality of its academic programs as well as for its more professionally oriented programs such as business and education.
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Friends University offers exciting opportunities that will challenge your abilities, expand your skills and reward your contributions in an atmosphere that encourages both personal and professional growth for all.
Additionally, Friends University offers competitive compensation and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect and the challenge of contributing to the continued success of our organization.
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Friends University aspires to be a model of excellence in higher education. As an expression of our Christian faith, we aim to prepare our students for success in a diverse and interconnected world by providing transformative learning experiences that embrace different viewpoints. As we seek individuals to join our Friends University community, we encourage candidates who share our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to apply. Join us as we continue on this journey towards a more just and inclusive future for all.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Friends University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.