Job ID: 198063

Assistant Professor - Industrial, Systems, and Manufacturing

Wichita State University

  • Oct. 28, 2022
  • Assistant Professor - Industrial, Systems, and Manufacturing
  • Industrial, Systems, and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Wichita State University
    Wichita, KS
  • Open Until Filled
  • Aug. 6, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Manufacturing & Quality Engineering
    Industrial & Systems Engineering

The Department of Industrial, Systems and Manufacturing Engineering at Wichita State University (WSU) invites applications for the rank of Assistant Professor. 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 teaching, research, 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.

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 research in the areas of advanced manufacturing (including robotics and automation systems, digital twinning, electronics manufacturing, integrated manufacturing systems, or computational modeling) and/or data analytics (including design and modeling of digital manufacturing systems, analytics for risk and reliability assessment, or risk and reliability assessment for electronic systems). A large fraction of our students work throughout the year in paid jobs at 20+ companies on the Innovation Campus, and local industry. In addition to the companies, the Innovation Campus is home to the National Institute of Aviation Research (NIAR), the 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 access to state-of-the-art facilities for robotics and automation; computer aided design and manufacturing; 3D printing; 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.

The position requires a Ph.D. in engineering or a closely related discipline at date of hire.

Application packages should be submitted online through

Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position and nominations of potential candidates should be directed to Dr. Krishna Krishnan, phone: (316)-978-5903, e-mail:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • PhD in Engineering or closely related discipline at date of hire.


Documents required

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • 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

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  • 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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