Job ID: 198062

Assistant Professor - Electrical and Computer Engineering

Wichita State University

  • Oct. 28, 2022
  • Assistant Professor - Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Wichita State University
    Wichita, KS
  • Open Until Filled
  • Aug. 6, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Electrical and/or Electronics
    Computer Engineering

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at Wichita State University invites applications for Assistant Professor (Tenure track). 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.

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. Our hiring priority is focused on applied research in the following areas: (i) power electronics and drives with focus on eTransportation, storage technologies, and sustainable energy; (ii) Design & hardware implementation of computational intelligence and methodologies, embedded systems, automation, and control systems with the focus on industrial applications, smart and connected communities or internet of things.

A large fraction of our students 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, the Crash Dynamics Lab, and the John Bardo Center, where both the Innovation Hub and GoCreate maker spaces are located. We have state of the art facilities for robotics and automation; computer aided design and manufacturing; 3D printing of plastics and metals; composites and coatings; mechanical, structural, and environmental testing; failure analysis; crash dynamics; extended reality; reverse engineering; multiple wind/water tunnels; and, a research machine shop. We are interested in outstanding candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship and to a diverse campus climate.

These positions require PhD degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering or a similar discipline.

Required qualifications

  • PhD degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering or a similar discipline.
  • Demonstrated research potential.
  • A record of publications in respected peer-reviewed academic journals.
  • Evidence of strong research skills and commitment to quality education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
  • Evidence of engagement with industry

Application packages should be submitted online through  

Please include the following in the application package: 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. John Watkins (search chair) at

  • 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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