Job ID: 198059

Assistant Professor - Biomedical Engineering

Wichita State University

  • Oct. 28, 2022
  • Assistant Professor - Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Wichita State University
    Wichita, KS
  • Open Until Filled
  • Aug. 6, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)

The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at Wichita State University is pleased to announce the search for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level to start in August 2023 or on a mutually agreed date. We seek candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research and are eager to contribute proactively to the inclusive hands-on learning environment that is a hallmark of our educational programs.

While applications from all areas of biomedical engineering will be considered, preference will be given to candidates who complement departmental strengths in mechanobiology, biomechanics, biosensors, robotics, biomaterials, and translational biomedical engineering.

We are interested in outstanding candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship and to a diverse campus climate. Applicants whose technical interests complement and augment the Department’s existing strengths and are well positioned to develop collaborations as part of multidisciplinary research teams are of particular interest. Applicants must be committed to fostering an inclusive environment and promoting the success of underrepresented students. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in, or show exceptional promise for, high-quality research, teaching, and professional development. In addition, applicants must have a demonstrated record of interest in, and commitment to, the mentorship of students from first generation, underrepresented, and low-income populations. Teaching and service expectations will not exceed those of other faculty positions. A Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering or a closely related discipline is required at date of hire.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will bring diverse perspectives to the College, and who enjoy working side-by-side with students and colleagues from a variety of backgrounds. About a third of the students in the College and almost half of the students at the University are first-generation. More than 16,000 students attend Wichita State, and the 330-acre campus is an architectural showpiece that includes an outdoor sculpture collection containing 77 works. WSU is family friendly. Available to all faculty are educational benefits for spouses and dependents, same-sex spouse benefits, and family leave. Very important for new faculty, there are also provisions to pause tenure review if they become a parent. WSU is a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Catalyst award to assess and create avenues for women and minority STEM faculty to achieve their career goals. 

Enrollment is growing steadily at Wichita State, and in particular, in the College of Engineering. The College of Engineering is ranked #59 nationally by USN&WR. ( ) A large fraction of our student work throughout the year in paid jobs at the 20+ companies on the Innovation Campus. In addition to the companies, the Innovation Campus is home to the National Institute of Aviation Research (NIAR), the new Deloitte Smart Factory@Wichita, and the John Bardo Center where both the Innovation Hub and GoCreate maker spaces are located. The biomedical engineering department has a thriving undergraduate and graduate (MS & Ph.D) programs and has collaborative links with department of Chemistry, Biology, WSU’s College of Health Professions, the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Envision Research Institute, and numerous area medical clinics. 

Application packages should be submitted online through and include the following documents: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion with particular attention to mentoring achievements and future mentoring goals, 3) statement of research interest, 4) statement of teaching interest, and 5) a cover letter. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries about the position and nominations of potential candidates should be directed to Dr. Anil Mahapatro ( ), Chair Department of Biomedical Engineering.

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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD in Biomedical Engineering or related field at date of hire.


Documents required

  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. 
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how WSU thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our diversity plan

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

  • 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 Education 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 67260-0138; telephone (316) 978-3187. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Board of Regents policy.

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