Dean of the College of Engineering

Wichita State University seeks an experienced, dynamic, and visionary leader to serve as the Dean of the College of Engineering.  This senior administrative appointment will assume leadership of a very strong and diverse unit, with a growing national reputation. 

The university is located in Wichita, Kansas, a diverse metropolitan area of approximately 640,000, and is located along the I-35 corridor.  The economic base of the region is in technology-based industries, aviation and health care.  The university has a strong research base and is taking a leadership role in developing innovation and technology in the area.

The dean reports directly to the Provost and serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the College of Engineering. The primary responsibility of the dean is to advance the academic quality and stature of the College that is student centered, innovation driven, and entrepreneurial focused. This requires a visionary leader who is committed to strategic planning, inter-disciplinary collaboration, ethical leadership, and who is skilled in human and financial resource management. The dean will assist with the advancement of WSU as an innovation university by focusing on increasing enrollment, applied learning, funded research, tech transfer, and private fundraising. Close collaboration with industry, entities on the innovation campus and in the University’s National Institute for Aviation Research will be essential.

Please go to for more details about the requirements for this position and the application process.   For full consideration, applicants must submit 1) a letter of application describing abilities to meet required and preferred qualification, 2) Curriculum Vitae, and 3) names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers for five individuals who can be contacted for professional references. 

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background checks as required by the Kansas Board of Regents. Wichita State University does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, political affiliation, status as a veteran, genetic information or disability.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Executive Director, Office of Equal Opportunity, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS  67260-0138; telephone (316)978-3186.