Assistant or Associate Professor In Biomaterials Science and Engineering

North Carolina State University
September 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number PG192440EP

Internal Recruitment No Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor In Biomaterials Science and Engineering Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with experience Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm (not to exceed 40 hours) Job Location Raleigh, NC Department Forest Biomaterials About the Department

The Department of Forest Biomaterials at North Carolina State University is a full-service ecosystem advancing the future of biomaterials from educating future leaders to supporting industry and government research. The Department's responsibilities are for teaching, research and extension activities, and awards undergraduate degrees in Paper Science and Engineering, and Sustainable Materials and Technology; as well as distance Masters, MS, and PhD degrees in Forest Biomaterials.

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Forest Biomaterials at North Carolina State University is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with interest and experience in Biomaterials Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. The position is a 9-month appointment with Research (45%), Teaching (45%), and Service (10%) responsibilities. The successful candidate is expected to teach core classes in one of the largest and most successful paper science and engineering programs in the world. The candidate is also expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program in the areas such as biomass characterization, biomass conversion, biorefinery process and product development, value-added biobased products and the sustainable bioeconomy.

This position is envisioned to be someone with a degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or closely aligned engineering field, who can teach in the ABET accredited Paper Science and Engineering program. The candidate should have demonstrated experience in some aspects of the following with the biomass characterization, conversion, and creation of value-added biobased products; chemical processes for conversion of biomass into pulp and paper products, materials or bioenergy products. The successful candidate should have an interest in working with industrial partners.

Other Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education and Experience

  • Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or closely related field.
  • Other Required Qualifications

  • A strong commitment to academic and research excellence.
  • Ability to teach courses in pulping process (e.g., pulping, bleaching, and chemical recovery) or biomaterials chemistry at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels.
  • Potential to attract and secure funding for proposed scholarly work from federal agencies and other sources.
  • Ability to cultivate the professional development of graduate students through effective mentoring of scholarly work.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in pulp and paper manufacturing, biomass processing, and/or bio-based product development.
  • A track record of scholarship, publications, and securing grant funding for fundamental or applied research in traditional pulping operation and biobased product development.
  • Proven experience in communicating effectively visually, verbally, and in writing.
  • Required License(s) or Certification(s)


    Valid NC Driver's License required No Commercial Driver's License required No

    Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions

    Job Open Date 03/09/2023

    Anticipated Close Date Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants

    Please include as attachments a resume/CV, cover letter, research statement, and teaching statement.

    Position Details

    Position Number 00000707

    Position Type Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.0 Appointment 9 Month Recurring Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Non Mandatory - Emergency Event Department ID 150301 - Forest Biomaterials AA/EEO

    NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected].

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
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