Assistant Professor Position of Industrial, Systems and Manufacturing Engineering - Wichita State University

Assistant Professor Position of Industrial, Systems and Manufacturing Engineering



The College of Engineering at Wichita State University (WSU) is pleased to announce a search for tenure-track faculty positions in the Industrial, Systems, and Manufacturing Engineering Department. These 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.

Candidates are required to have a strong research background in one of the emerging areas of advanced manufacturing, such as industrial IoT/cyber physical systems, dynamics and control of robots and automation systems, micro/nano fabrication, metals-based additive manufacturing, high temperature materials/coatings.  Candidates are also required to have the necessary background to teach lab-based courses in the above areas, and good communication skills.  Candidates must have the potential to teach and advise undergraduate and graduate (including PhD level) students, secure and conduct funded research, publish scholarly works, and develop industry-based research and outreach educational opportunities for local industries.


Candidates should have:

(i)            Earned a PhD or other terminal degree in Manufacturing, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field;

(ii)           A strong track record of publications in one of the emerging areas of importance in advanced manufacturing;

(iii)          Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;

(iv)         Commitment to diversity and ability to work with a diverse population;

(v)          At least one degree from an institution with ABET accredited programs;

(vi)         Eligibility to work in the United States.

Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of effective teaching, industrial experience in their research area, research background in aviation manufacturing, experience in commercialization of research, laboratory development experience, and experience promoting experiential learning. Experience and interest in applications to aviation industry is preferred.


Applicants should submit:

(1) A cover letter,

(2) Curriculum vitae,

(3) Contact information for three professional references, and

(4) Applicant’s contact information. Applications and supporting materials should be uploaded electronically.


Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Target start date is as early as January 2018 and the latest start date is August 2018 To view the complete job description and apply, please visit

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Search Committee Chair:  Dr. Madhavan

                Committee members: Dr. Moscoso & Dr. Krishnan



Questions regarding this posting should be directed to

Dr. Krishna K Krishnan

Phone: (316)-978-5903