Thank you for your interest in becoming a faculty member of the College of Engineering at Wichita State University. The following information will give you a brief overview of our college and students, as well as the many reasons to join our faculty.

Why Join Our Faculty

John Bardo Center at WSU

College Highlights

  • 7 Departments
  • 60+ Tenure-Track Faculty
  • 20 Teaching Faculty

The College of Engineering has been ranked in the top 20 for research and development (R&D) expenditures, ranked No. 1 for industry-funded aeronautical R&D expenditures and ranked No. 47 for best engineering schools. Our college has access to the Innovation Campus with research facilities, makerspaces, labs and more than 20 on-site companies. WSU is also home to the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) that spends $150 million annually on research.

Student and Graduate Student in Manufacturing Lab

Student Highlights

  • 2,100+ Undergraduate Students
  • 1,500+ Graduate Students
  • 35% First-Generation Students

Student enrollment for the College of Engineering is steadily growing, and recently, 5,000 students earned an impressive $26 million through on-campus internships and co-ops. Currently, 35% of undergraduate students are first-generation students, and our college is on track to become a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). We are proud of our faculty members who have developed new engineering educational methods, such as a freshman design course, Shocker Design Experience (SDX).


WSU Innovation Campus Aerial View

Strategic Size and Location

WSU is a midsize public research university in Wichita, Kansas. Positioned in the heart of the Midwest, Wichita is the largest city in Kansas, has long been considered the "Air Capital of the World" and is the commercial, financial, medical, cultural and entertainment hub of the state.


Competitive Salaries and Benefits

Although Wichita is one of the most affordable cities in the country, we are proud that our faculty salaries and benefits are still highly competitive with those at universities and colleges throughout the region.

Biomed Faculty With Students in Lab

Girl Riding in Go Baby Go Car

Family Friendly

We understand how important your family is to you. That's why WSU offers a tuition program to employee spouses and dependents, offers same-sex spouse benefits and has family leave provisions, including pausing tenure review with a birth or adoption.

Committed to Diversity and Inclusion

Our faculty members have diverse perspectives and enjoy working with students and colleagues from a variety of backgrounds. WSU was recently recognized by the NSF for accessing and creating avenues for women and minority STEM faculty to achieve career goals.

Two Female Faculty Members in Research Lab

Faculty Member in Research Lab With Student

Dedicated to Innovation

College faculty members benefit from personal office and lab space, as well as access to state-of-the-art facilities (for robotics and automation; computer-aided design and manufacturing; composites and coatings; mechanical, structural and environmental testing; failure analysis; crash dynamics; extended reality; and reverse engineering), multiple wind/water tunnels and a research machine shop.

View Faculty and Teaching Opportunities

We appreciate your interest in joining the College of Engineering as a faculty member. Visit our Careers website to view all faculty and teaching opportunities, including within the College of Engineering.