Professional Openings

Director and State Geologist, Kansas Geological Survey. Review of applications will begin on January 25, 2016. The position is open until filled.

Administrative Assistant (00008298), Wichita Well Sample Library. Application Deadline: November 1, 2015. Note this position is for our Wichita office.

Temporary Field Technician Specialist (00071615), Exploration Services. Ongoing (Pool); applications will be accepted throughout the year and individuals will be hired on an as need basis.

Student Openings

No openings at this time.

Check with Annette Delaney, KGS Human Resources, 302 Moore Hall, 785-864-2152, for additional jobs.

Any employment with the University of Kansas is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check.

About the Kansas Geological Survey

The Kansas Geological Survey (KGS), a research and service division of the University of Kansas, is charged, by statute, with studying and providing information about the state's geologic resources. The KGS has no regulatory authority and does not take positions on natural resource issues.

Research at the KGS focuses primarily on energy, water, and the environment and addresses natural resource challenges facing the state of Kansas. The KGS also generates new information about the state's geology and develops tools and techniques for studying the surface and subsurface through its geophysics and mapping programs. Primary users of this information include other state, local, and federal entities, such as the Kansas Water Office, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC), and the state's groundwater management districts; oil and gas exploration companies; companies and consultants that deal with construction, environmental, and geologic hazard issues; and educators, private citizens, and others who want basic information about the state's geology and resources.

The KGS main headquarters is in Lawrence on the west campus of the University of Kansas, and the KGS Well Sample Library is in Wichita. With a staff of about 115 employees, including 34 student employees, the KGS has an annual state-appropriated budget of approximately $5.8 million. Another $2 million in grants and contracts were awarded in fiscal year 2014. The KGS reports to the Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Kansas and has a 12-member advisory council to provide review and guidance.

Rex Buchanan is Interim Director of the Kansas Geological Survey.


About the city of Lawrence...

A city of approximately 90,000, Lawrence is located on a rolling landscape 35 miles west of the major metropolitan area of Kansas City and 20 miles east of Topeka, the state capital. Home to Haskell Indian Nations University as well as KU, Lawrence offers the cultural and athletic events of a university setting. For more information on Lawrence, please visit the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau or the City of Lawrence web pages.

Safety and Crime on Campus

The annual security report about KU safety policies, crime statistics, and campus resources is available online at or on paper by contacting the Dean of Students, 133 Strong Hall, 785/864-4160.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information and retaliation in the University's programs and activities. Access to information regarding equal opportunity and diversity worksite posters is available at or you may contact 785-864-4946 or for alternate access options. Any inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY