North Carolina State University

Assistant or Associate Professor In Biomaterials Science and Engineering

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Posting NumberPG192440EP
Internal RecruitmentNo
Working TitleAssistant or Associate Professor In Biomaterials Science and Engineering
Anticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with experience
Work ScheduleMonday - Friday, 8am - 5pm (not to exceed 40 hours)
Job LocationRaleigh, NC
DepartmentForest Biomaterials
About the DepartmentThe 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 ResponsibilitiesOther 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)N/A
Valid NC Driver's License requiredNo
Commercial Driver's License requiredNo

Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions

Job Open Date03/09/2023
Anticipated Close DateOpen Until Filled
Special Instructions to ApplicantsPlease include as attachments a resume/CV, cover letter, research statement, and teaching statement. 

Position Details

Position Number00000707
Position TypeTenured/Tenure-Track Faculty
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)1.0
Appointment9 Month Recurring
Mandatory Designation - Adverse WeatherNon Mandatory - Adverse Weather
Mandatory Designation - Emergency EventsNon Mandatory - Emergency Event
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?No
Department ID150301 - Forest Biomaterials
AA/EEONC 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
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.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU website
    • Craigslist
    • Carolina Job Finder/Employment Guide
    • NC Works
    • Dress for Success
    • Technical/Trade School Program
    • Job Fair (Identify Job Fair in question #2 below)
    • Direct Contact from NSCU Representative (identify person in question #2 below)
    • Other
    • Other online job board
    • NCSU employee referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source. 
    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Statement

Job details

Assistant or Associate Professor In Biomaterials Science and Engineering
NC State University Raleigh, United States
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NC State University is based in Raleigh, North Carolina, about halfway down the East Coast of the United States.

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