The Department of Forest Biomaterials at NC State University is seeking applicants for a full-time, 9-month, assistant professor. The candidate will be expected to develop a strong externally funded research program in the area of novel bioproducts or biomaterials from lignocellulosic feedstocks to support graduate student education. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach courses in both the graduate and undergraduate curriculum, with duties to be assigned based on specific skills, interests and departmental needs. The candidate is also expected to contribute to departmental, college and university activities.
About the Department of Forest Biomaterials: We are located in Raleigh, North Carolina, and our activities include teaching, research, extension programming, continuing education, and technical services. The Department of Forest Biomaterials is part of NC State University's College of Natural Resources and offers comprehensive graduate and undergraduate programs in Paper Science and Engineering and Sustainable Materials and Technology. The FB department is currently home to 22 full-time faculty, 12 active adjunct faculty, 11 staff members, 20 research associates, 35 graduate students, and more than 220 undergraduate students. The PSE degree program is co-administered by the College of Engineering and has a dual degree option that allows students to earn a second BS degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Research activities include programs funded by government and corporate sponsors interested in scientific and engineering innovation applied to a wide array of new forest based materials and energy sources, and novel manufacturing processes. Many of these technology based research projects also include engineering process modelling and financial and life cycle analyses. For more information, please visit: http://cnr.ncsu.edu/fb/. Our current research activities involve sustainable biobased nanomaterials, biomass fractionation, biofuels, lignocellulosic sugar production, advanced bioproducts and traditional paper and wood products development. Our activities benefit the pulp and paper, wood products, lignocellulosic biomaterials and bioenergy and related industries. Our on-campus facilities include classrooms, laboratories, pilot plants and state-of-the-art research and testing facilities, including the Robertson Paper & Pulp Laboratory, the Hodges Wood Products Laboratory and the Forest Biomaterials and Bioenergy Laboratories.
NCSU has recently been ranked 1st among US universities without a medical school in licenses and options executed (Association of University Technology managers, 2015). NCSU is also ranked 4th in the US in Best Overall Public University Value (Princeton Review) and 7th in the US for Industry Research among schools without a medical school (National Science Foundation).
Application Procedure: To be considered for this position, an on-line application must be submitted at http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/77947 (1) brief cover letter stating the applicant’s motivation for applying, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a research vision statement that proposes specific research activities and potential funding a (4) teaching vision statement with teaching philosophy and (5) contact information for references are required.
Questions can be addressed to the Chair of the search committee:
Dr. Richard Venditti
Department of Forest Biomaterials
College of Natural Resources
NC State University
Campus Box 8005
Raleigh, NC 27695-8005
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, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, NC State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call 919-515-3148.