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Your Career at Murray State University

Seeking individuals.

At Murray State, we are working to build a community that reflects our world. We seek individuals of different ethnicities, experiences, cultures, backgrounds, socio-economic status, gender identities, religious affiliations, and world views. Diversity enriches our campus, strengthens our community, and helps us better understand the complexities and layers inherent in current issues. We recognize systemic racism and other challenges have made it more difficult for diverse candidates to find career opportunities. That's why we are committed to hiring practices that give every applicant a fair shot.

Discover a place to call home.

Once you’ve taken a stroll across our beautiful campus and experienced our respectful, inclusive community, you won’t be able to get this special place out of your head. And trust us: that’s not a bad thing. Plus, no matter your field or area of interest, Murray State offers endless opportunities for faculty, staff and students to succeed on local, regional and national platforms.

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By the numbers

We pride ourselves as a university of inclusion and diversity, with Racers representing nearly every state and more than 40 countries. We believe big ideas are shared best in small class sizes, as Murray State offers a 16:1 student to faculty ratio.
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Creating a campus culture.

As an academic institution, we have a history of national recognition for academic quality and value and value.

The Murray State campus is rich with culture, long-standing traditions and a desire to remain and continue building an inclusive, welcoming community.

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The Murray State Mission

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often found at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities.

Explore your new home.

Living in Murray has a lot of perks. Our friendly, small-town atmosphere makes it easy to feel at home here, and we’re only 20 miles away from the Land Between the Lakes Recreation area. With locally-owned specialty shops and restaurants — not to mention all the cultural centers on campus and acclaimed community theater and art guild — there's something for everyone in in the City of Murray. Learn more by visiting the Murray Kentucky Convention and Visitor's Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce.

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Healthy employees are happy employees.

We promote a progressive and productive workplace environment in all that we do. We offer many programs and policies to support a positive work-life balance for our employees, including health fairsRacer Wellness, excellent insurance options and paid time off.



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