Assistant Professors & Engineering Educator

Assitant Professors in Aerospace Structures; Flight Mechanics; Propulsion and/or Space Dynamics

The Wichita State University (WSU) Aerospace Engineering department has three faculty positions available: in aerospace structures; flight mechanics; and propulsion and/or space dynamics. The tenure track positions, at the Assistant Professor rank, include teaching, research, scholarship, and service responsibilities. 

Applicants must hold a doctorate in aerospace engineering or a strongly related engineering discipline. Additionally, applicants must have at least one degree in aerospace engineering or have notable aerospace industry/research lab experience. A demonstrated ability to teach, conduct research, publish, communicate effectively, and a commitment to diversity are also required.
WSU, located in the Air Capital, has a proud history. The department’s undergraduate and graduate (MS & PhD) programs are strong and play an important educational and research role in the city, region, and nation. In fact, the National Science Foundation ranked WSU third among all U.S. universities in aerospace research and development expenditures (for fiscal year 2007). Furthermore, the department and National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) are home to an outstanding collection of wind/water tunnel, aircraft icing, composites, structural testing, fatigue/fracture, flight mechanics, crash dynamics, and computational laboratories. 

The WSU campus is an attractively landscaped architectural showplace with approximately 15,000 students. Wichita, a community of approximately 450,000 people, is home to aerospace leaders Cessna Aircraft, Hawker Beechcraft, Bombardier Learjet, Boeing, Airbus, and Spirit AeroSystems.

Candidates must go online at http://jobs.wichita.edu to apply for the appropriate position. Submit a resume, a letter of introduction discussing your teaching and research philosophies, and contact information for at least six references located in the United States. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on April 1, 2013; however the positions will remain open until filled.

Employees must be eligible to work full time in the US. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Kansas Board of Regents policy. WSU is an EEO/AA employer.