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Advertising Options

Advertising job openings allows KU departments to attract the most qualified talent from local, regional, and national markets. When deciding how and where to advertise open positions, please keep the following points in mind:

  • External advertising for USS positions is encouraged but optional.
  • Unclassified and academic staff positions should appear in at least one print or online ad unless the department has other sources it feels would be a better means for attracting applicants.
  • Faculty positions must appear in at least one print or online journal publication with a national distribution.  Please work with your HR Representative about available options or to learn about joint faculty advertisements for cost savings.
  • Units are encouraged to use advertising resources that target their specific discipline area and diversity outlets outside of the standard advertising publications supported by the University.
  • The University posts all faculty and staff job openings to the following locations without additional cost to the hiring unit:

Advertising for Regional and National Searches

When a regional or national search is required for your posting, multiple locations and options are available depending upon outreach needs and available budgetary resources.  Although a 30 day print or online ad in a national journal is recommended, (online journals must be approved in advance to ensure it can serve as a solid document for visa application purposes).

In order to assist university departments in facilitating ads efficiently and at a reduced price, KU has retained the services of Graystone Group Advertising. Graystone will partner with you to publicize your announcement in both print and web outlets.

Utilizing Graystone saves time and money as they provide a single source solution for all recruitment advertising needs. Graystone’s services are provided at no charge as they are compensated by the media, but they may apply a $25 charge on certain websites that do not offer the standard media commission. KU departments are charged only for the cost of the ad. The cost will be comparable, and sometimes even less, than if the department placed it directly with the publication. Below are a few benefits of using Graystone:

  • Graystone can write ad copy and provide insights into other publications or on-line sources to help target optimum applicant markets.
  • Partnering with Graystone ensures that University approved images will be utilized and all ads will include the approved EEO language.
  • There are no hidden fees or charges when partnering with Graystone. You receive a single invoice by email, which can be paid by purchase order, direct payment voucher or procurement card.

For more information, please contact Bob Sheftic at 1-800-544-0005 or rgsheftic@graystoneadv.com.

If you do not wish to use Graystone, below is a list of external advertising avenues that you may want to consider using.  Other publications or sources not listed here may also be used.

Statewide and Regional Publications
Publication
Frequency
Advertising Deadline
Contact Information
Daily
Friday at 5:00 p.m. for Sunday publication
303-825-2525
Daily
Friday at 5:00 p.m. for Sunday publication
515-284-8423
Daily
Friday at 4:30 p.m. for Sunday publication
314-340-8500
Daily
Friday at 4:00 p.m. for Sunday publication
316-268-6291
Fax: 316-268-6234
Note: discounts are available when you provide KU’s tax ID number
Select National Publications and LISTSERVs
Publication
Frequency
Publication Type
Contact Information
Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
Biweekly
Print and online
201-587-8800
Fax: 201-587-9105
Biweekly
Print and online
703-385-2400
Fax: 703-385-1839
Weekly
Print and online
202-466-1050
Fax: 202-296-2691
N/A
Online ads only
614-864-4446
Monthly
Print and online
608-251-3232
Fax: 608-204-0601
N/A
N/A
 
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Advertising for Local Searches

There are a number of local publications you can utilize if you decide to only recruit locally for applicants. Below are some of the post popular options for you to consider. If you have any questions about the posting process, please contact your SSC contact or HR senior recruitment coordinator at employ@ku.edu or by phone at 785-864-4946.

Local Publications
Publication
Frequency
Advertising Deadline
Contact Information
Daily
Friday at 5:00 p.m. for Sunday publication
Richard Woodward
(use this contact in order to receive KU contract pricing)
816-234-4011
Fax: 816-234-4033
Daily

Thursday at 1:00 for color collective ad for Sunday publication

Friday at 1:00 p.m. for Sunday publication

Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. for display ads

785-832-7262
Daily
Friday at 4:00 p.m. for Sunday publication
785-295-1122
Fax: 785-295-1198
Local Minority Publications
Publication
Frequency
Advertising Deadline
Contact Information
Weekly
Monday
816-221-4747
Fax: 816-221-4894
Weekly
Wednesday at 12:00 p.m.
816-842-3804
Fax: 816-842-4420
Weekly
Call
816-421-5247
Fax: 816-931-6397
Local Diversity Organizations and Contacts
Organization
Contact Information
Susan Miller
785-841-0333 ext. 208
Mona Gonzales
785-749-8448
Lydia Leon
785-843-2039
Lawrence-Douglas County NAACP
Robbie Derritt
785-865-5107
president@douglasconaacp.org
Lawrence Ecumenical Ministries
Rev. William Dulin (primary contact)
785-843-8913
Paul Winn
785-832-3310
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