ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - Aerospace Structures & Solid Mechanics

Wichita State University (WSU) Aerospace Engineering department has a faculty position available in aerospace structures and solid mechanics. The tenure eligible position at the Assistant Professor rank includes 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. The National Science Foundation has recently ranked WSU second among all U.S. universities in aerospace research and development expenditures. 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, Beechcraft, Bombardier Learjet, Airbus, and Spirit AeroSystems.

Candidates must go online at http://www.jobs.wichita.edu to apply for this position. Submit a resume, 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 December 1, 2015; however the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must be eligible to work full time in the U.S. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Kansas Board of Regents policy. Wichita State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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