Professional Openings

Electrical Engineer

Application Developer

Temporary Field Technician Specialist

Earthquake Analyst

Postdoctoral Researcher (sponsored project funding)

Student Openings

Student Geological Research Assistant (Pool)

Graduate Research Opportunities

Master's Research Opportunity - Critical Minerals


No openings at this time.

Additional Info

KGS Academic Promotion Guidelines, approved March 25, 2016 (PDF file)

Check with Annette Delaney, KGS Human Resources, 304 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) is a research and service division of the University of Kansas that investigates and provides information about the state's geologic and groundwater resources. The KGS has no regulatory authority and does not take positions on natural resource issues.

KGS scientists pursue research related to surface and subsurface geology, energy resources, groundwater, and environmental hazards. They develop innovative tools and techniques, monitor earthquakes and groundwater levels, investigate water-quality concerns, and map the state's surface geology. Their analyses, findings, and data are shared with the scientific community and general public through publications, online resources, and presentations. The KGS also houses thousands of oil and gas and water well records filed with the state over several decades as well as thousands of rock cores and cuttings brought to Earth's surface during oil and gas drilling.

The main headquarters of the KGS is in Lawrence on the west campus of the University of Kansas, and the Kansas Geologic Sample Repository is in Wichita. Between the two locations, the KGS has a staff of approximately 115 employees, including 35 student employees. 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.

Jay Kalbas is Director of the KGS, which has four research sections and several supporting units that provide public services and online resources.


About the city of Lawrence...

A city of approximately 95,000, 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 About Lawrence website or the City of Lawrence web pages.

Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity, and Affirmative Action

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