Faculty - Wichita State University
The Mechanical Engineering department at Wichita State University is seeking to fill four tenure eligible faculty positions are at the Assistant Professor rank. Duties include teaching, securing externally funded research, scholarship, and service. Exceptional applicants may be considered at the rank of Associate Professor. Requirements for each position include an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely-related engineering field by the time of appointment, a notable record of journal publications and scholarly activities, evidence of potential to attract external funding and conduct research, effective communication skills, evidence of teaching potential and disposition to work with diverse populations are required for each position. A BS degree in mechanical engineering is strongly preferred.
Research areas preferred for the four positions include, but are not limited, to:
1) Energy Systems (Position # 998592) energy efficiency, energy conversion, energy storage for renewable power, clean water and environment, energy-water-food nexus, energy sustainability, and thermal transport processes.
2) Materials and Manufacturing (Position # 996723) materials engineering and processing, production and application of nanomaterials, recycling and recovery of materials, nano manufacturing, green manufacturing, environmental protection and clean up.
3) Robotics and Control (Position # 996731) robotics, prosthetics, sensors, cancer and heart failure detection systems, distance health monitoring.
4) Mechatronics and Dynamics (Position # 996742) controls–experimental, intelligent systems using big data, structural health monitoring, UAV, and MEMS.