Employment Opportunities at York University

 

Mission-Driven Institution

The mission of York University is to transform lives through Christ-centered education and to equip students for lifelong service to God, family and society. It takes each employee to fulfill this purpose-driven mission. 

Non-discrimination

York University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, religion, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, loan, and other financial aid programs, athletic and other University -administered programs or employment as required by federal laws, including Title VII and Title IX, except when such distinctions may be appropriate under state and federal constitutional provisions due to the religious identity of York University and its mission, as determined by its Board of Trustees and the nature of the particular employment position or activity in question.

Faculty Employment Opportunities

York University is located in York, Nebraska, approximately 45 minutes west of Lincoln and 45 minutes east of Grand Island. The University has a strong Christian heritage and is affiliated with the churches of Christ. York University is both a ministry and a mission field providing numerous opportunities to introduce students to Jesus and/or help them grow in their faith. Our campus footprint provides ample space for our 450 seated students and 200 online students.

Applications should be submitted electronically to the contact listed with each position. Only electronic (PDF) submissions will be accepted. Applications should include:

  • A letter of interest

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Copies of all post-secondary transcripts (official copies required at time of hire)

  • Three or more appropriate references who may be contacted

  • Response to the York University mission statement

  • Personal faith statement

  • Statement of teaching philosophy

Salary and rank are determined based on credentials and experience.

Benefits include group medical and dental insurance, group life insurance, 403b retirement plan, tuition benefits for employee/spouse/children. 

The list below provides information about faculty positions currently available at York University.

 

Faculty Open Positions

Effective date: Fall 2025

Salary: Position is full-time with salary commensurate with education and experience.

Qualifications and Duties: 

  • Doctoral degree in related discipline.  Candidate working on a PhD may be considered.
  • Subject matter expert in a healthcare related field required but preference given to earned academia in healthcare, nursing, organizational leadership, medical, public health, pharmacy, etc.
  • Experience working in online and/or higher education preferred.
  • Experience in teaching preferred.
  • Experience in course design and curriculum building preferred.
  • Experience in leadership training, networking, and program promotion desired.
  • Excellent organization and project management skills, including attention to detail and the ability to work and think independently as well as in a team setting.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, wordsmithing and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends and travel when appropriate.

Position & Responsibilities: 

This is a 12-month part-time faculty position responsible to the provost and the appointed dean/lead for graduate studies.  Applicant should be well-versed in teaching, building, maintaining, assessing and writing curriculum for an academic program.  Directors are responsible for ensuring programs are current and relevant as well as consistent with the York University mission. This position will maintain, improve, and regulate instructional materials in accordance with university practices and work with other subject matter experts to update instructional design processes and templates.  As the primary program representative, the director will ensure the satisfactory performance of all related tasks, activities and events, such as accreditation, reports, assessment, promotions and partnership engagements.

Responsibilities include recruitment and admissions, student advising, administration, and planning.  Directors will meet with prospective students and other interested parties to describe information on the university, graduate studies, and the respective program.  Directors will review evaluations and help resolve program-related comments and complaints.  Directors work closely with admissions, the registrar, provost, department chairs, other program directors, and faculty.  Directors may work with finance, student services, advancement, and assorted committees.

 

Master’s of Healthcare Administration Program Director will:

  • Implement, manage, design, report, and assess the MHA program.
  • Teach 9-12 graduate hours annually
  • Design, refresh, or revise 3-4 course master shells annually.
  • Develop new outreach strategies and manage analytics to gauge program performance.
  • Assist with recruiting events/activities as a representative of York University online and graduate programming.
  • Develop relationships with potential partnerships.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with businesses, corporations, and other organizations.
  • Continue to innovate and create best practices for York University Online.
  • Initiate and set goals for new programs based on the organization’s strategic objectives.
  • Direct faculty, graduate assistant, and work-study as necessary.
  • Use learning management systems (e.g., Canvas), student information systems (e.g., J1, and customer relationship modules (e.g., JRM) as required


Benefits: Group medical and dental insurance, group life insurance, 403B retirement plan, tuition benefits for employee/spouse/children.  

Application Process:
A complete application consists of 1) a letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) copies of all post-secondary transcripts (official copies required at time of hire); and 4) at least three appropriate references who may be contacted.

During the interview process, a “statement of faith” will be requested.  A successful candidate would be an active member of the churches of Christ/Stone-Campbell heritage and demonstrate a commitment to Christian education. York University is a private Christian institution of higher learning affiliated with the churches of Christ.

​The position will be open until filled. Only electronic (PDF) submissions will be accepted.

Reply To:
Dr. Shannon Leinen, Provost
provost@york.edu

Update 6/6/24

Effective date: Fall 2025

York University seeks a dynamic, capable individual to work within the Department of Bible and Ministry
as a full-time, 9-month faculty member. The department serves a small number of majors and all other
programs require students to complete six Bible courses. The vision for this program is to transition focus
on the Jesus story and the foundational truths of His teachings, developing a practical faith, spiritual
nurturing and discipleship, and living the way of Jesus in transformative community.

Qualifications and Duties: Responsibilities include classroom instruction each semester, participating in
departmental assessment, academic advising, and engaging in service to the institution, community, and
kingdom. Preference will be given to candidates with a terminal degree. All applicants should demonstratestrong communication skills and interest in the academic and spiritual development of undergraduatestudents. A successful candidate will be an active member of the Churches of Christ / Stone Campbell heritage and demonstrate a commitment to Christian education. York University is a private Christian institution of higher learning affiliated with the Churches of Christ.

Benefits: Group medical and dental insurance, group life insurance, 403B retirement plan, tuition benefits
for employee/spouse/children.

To apply for this position, please submit these documents to the Dr. Shannon Leinen at provost@york.edu.

Updated 6/6/24

Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2025

Seeking full-time faculty member. Applicants should be able to teach a variety of lower and upper division courses in business. Possible courses would depend on the candidate's academic background including Operations, Financial Markets, Accounting, Computer Applications, Management, Agribusiness Management or Financial Management. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. and experience or expertise in accounting, management or related field.

Faculty responsibilities include:

  • Provide up to 27 hours of classroom instruction per academic year

  • Participate in departmental assessment

  • Serve on campus wide committees as assigned

  • Serve on department/division committees as assigned

  • Maintain office hours

  • Serve as an academic advisor

  • Sponsor the business club

To apply for this position, please submit these documents to the Dr. Shannon Leinen at provost@york.edu.

Updated on 6/6/24

Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2025

Qualifications: Must be able to teach a variety of lower and upper division courses in computer
science including Information Technology, Programming I & II, Business Computer Applications,
Hardware I, and Internet History.


A successful candidate will have a master’s degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, or a related
field; doctorate preferred. All applicants should demonstrate strong communication skills and
interest in the academic and spiritual development of undergraduate students. A successful candidate
will be an active member of the churches of Christ/Stone Campbell heritage and demonstrate a
commitment to Christian education. York University is a private Christian institution of higher
learning affiliated with the churches of Christ.

Faculty responsibilities include:

  • Provide up to 27 hours of classroom instruction per academic year

  • Participate in departmental assessment

  • Serve on campus wide committees as assigned

  • Serve on department/division committees as assigned

  • Maintain office hours

  • Serve as an academic advisor

To apply for this position, please submit these documents to the Dr. Shannon Leinen at provost@york.edu.


Updated on 6/6/24

 

Staff Employment Opportunities

The list below provides information about staff jobs currently available at York University. Qualified persons filing timely applications will be given consideration for the positions listed. Each position will have specific application instructions. 

Salary is based on experience.

Benefits include group medical and dental insurance, group life insurance, 403b retirement plan, tuition benefits for employee/spouse/children. 

Unless otherwise noted, posted positions are 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, in-person. 

The list below provides information about staff positions currently available at York University.

 

Staff Open Positions

The Vice President for Student Life/Dean of Students serves York University by creating a strategic plan that provides an outstanding student experience for each student. We serve approximately 450 undergraduate students and 200 online graduate students. We are proud that our student body is one of the most diverse campuses in the state. Focused on student success, excellence, faith development, and cultural competence, the Vice President for Student Life will lead and serve the Student Life Office towards fulfilling York’s mission to transform students through a Christ-centered education. This position reports to the president of York University. 

The Student Life area is comprised of Residence Life, coordination with the Campus Cafeteria, Student Conduct, Student Activities, Student Government, Counseling Services, Chapel Attendance, Greek Life, New Student Orientation, Student Care, and Student Leadership Development.

Qualifications:

  • Promote York’s mission and core values, commitment to an active and thriving Christian lifestyle, and demonstration of character in keeping with biblical models. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field required, master's preferred. 
  • 5+ years of proven experience in education, higher education, student development, or leadership. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Proven success in designing and implementing a strategic vision. 
  • An active member of the churches of Christ

Responsiblities: 

  • Develop a comprehensive student life program. 
  • Lead and enforce a redemptive discipline model that holds students accountable for campus expectations and strives to find redemptive actions, when possible, through the disciplinary process.
  • Work cohesively with the York University campus minister and provide support for daily chapel programming. 
  • Collaborate with departmental staff regarding student discipline processes and procedures. 
  • Create student policies and continue to update the student handbooks as needed. 
  • Lead a team to complete all necessary government and state-level reports. 
  • Serve as part of a team of campus personnel who lead Soul Quest, the university’s summer camp.
  • Partner with departments across campus to achieve student success. 
  • Oversee all Student Life departments, programs, and groups. 
  • Lead and mentor staff and students. 
  • Attend campus activities regularly to build relationships with students.
  • Forecast, develop, and manage departmental budgets. 
  • Participate as a member of the President’s Senior Leadership Team.

To apply for this position, submit the following materials to Jared Stark jastark@york.edu.

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest
  • Two letters of recommendation (provide contact info for each)

Posted 5/17/24

The Bartholomew Performing Arts Center (BPAC) Coordinator is a part-time position responsible for scheduling and managing all performances and events that take place in BPAC. This position requires the ability to manage a busy event schedule, as well as a solid understanding of how to operate the equipment in the facility. The BPAC Coordinator also makes social media posts and manages all ticket sales for performances in BPAC. 
 
Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Schedule performances in conjunction with performing arts faculty/directors
  • Schedule other campus events that wish to use the BPAC space
  • Prepare the performance space for upcoming productions, including:
  • Change seating configurations
  • Set lighting plots
  • Post on the York University Performing Arts Instagram regarding upcoming events and productions
  • Train students to operate tech equipment in the booth
  • Manage work study students
  • Manage inventory and purchase extra supplies when needed
  • Coordinate ticket sales through the online application
  • Manage box office staff and operations on production days

To apply for this position, please contact Dr. Shannon Leinen at provost@york.edu.

Posted: 2/19/24

 

Graduate Assistant Opportunities

Being a Graduate Assistant (GA) is a special privilege for qualified students to obtain work experience that supports the mission of York University while also being actively enrolled in one of our master’s degree programs.  Each GA is expected to be a strong representation of YU’s mission and values and follow the standards of conduct for both students and employees.  GAs will:

  • Agree to serve for two full academic years and complete a master’s program during the same two academic years. In order to do so, GAs must maintain continuous enrollment progressing toward successful completion. 

  • Meet the admissions criteria for graduate school and maintain good academic standing.

  • (For former YU students) have been free of probation status with the Office of Student Development during their last two years as a student.

  • Be in good financial standing with the YU Business Office (Student Accounts).

  • Work the requisite hours of the position consistent with that of a part-time employee.

  • Reside on campus or submit an exception request through the future supervisor. 

GAs do receive benefits, which may include a tuition discount, campus housing, and a meal plan.  For more information regarding GA positions, contact the Online and Graduate Studies Department.  If you are interested in a position listed below, send a resume and cover letter to the associated email address/applicant contact to learn if the position is still open and about departmental responsibilities within that role.

Graduate Assistant Open Positions

Position: York University Online Graduate Assistant
Applicant Contact: Ken Yunevich or Shannon Leinen; kyunevich@york.edu, sleinen@york.edu 
Employment Timeline: August 2024-July 2026

Position: Library and Academic Services Graduate Assistant
Applicant Contact: Leanna Hawley; Shannon Leinen; llhawley@york.edu, sleinen@york.edu 
Employment Timeline: Available Immediately

Position: Softball Graduate Assistant
Applicant Contact: Aaron Alvarez aealvarez@york.edu
Employment Timeline: Available Immediately

Position: Women's Wrestling Graduate Assistant
Applicant Contact: Jeff Albers, jpalbers@york.edu
Employment Timeline: Available Immediately

Position: Volleyball Graduate Assistant
Applicant Contact: Irick Gardner, ikgardner@york.edu
Employment Timeline: Available Immediately

Position: Women's Soccer Graduate Assistant
Applicant Contact: Greg Reynolds, gdreynolds@york.edu 
Employment Timeline: August 2024-July 2026

Position: Men's Soccer Graduate Assistant
Applicant Contact: Greg Reynolds, gdreynolds@york.edu 
Employment Timeline: August 2024-July 2026

 

Students Employment Opportunities

York University offers students part-time jobs called "work study" that offer a range of different skills, fields and experiences. Working part-time allows students to earn money for expenses, establish a work record and develop skills.  For more information about work study or to apply visit here