The College of Engineering at Wichita State University (WSU) is happy to announce a search for 14 faculty positions, one of which is in Aerospace Engineering. These 14 positions represent the growth and commitment to increasing the depth and diversity of our already strong faculty. Wichita State University recognizes that innovation is cultivated by inclusion and seeks to foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought and experience. We strive to integrate these institutional values into all aspects of our learning, living and working community. The Aerospace Engineering department faculty position is in aerospace structures and solid mechanics. This 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 specific 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. The department, college, and campus are all growing. Indeed, we added six aerospace faculty in the last five years. This position is just another in a steady stream. We are preparing to activate six new academic labs in the new Experiential Engineering Building located on the growing WSU Innovation Campus.
Candidates must go online at https://jobs.wichita.edu (click here for a quick link) 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 2, 2016; however the position will remain open until filled.
Applicants must be eligible to work full time in the U.S. Wichita State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Retaliation against an individual filing or cooperating in a complaint process is also prohibited. Sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking are forms of sex discrimination and are prohibited under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972. Complaints or concerns related to alleged discrimination may be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity or the Title IX Coordinator, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67280-0138; telephone (316) 978-3187. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Board of Regents policy.