Assistant/ Associate / Full Professor of the Practice Industrial & Product

  • North Carolina State University, Forest Biomaterials Department
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Aug 12, 2019
Full time Design (all areas) Engineering & Applied Sciences Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description

Open Rank Non Tenure Track Assistant/ Associate / Full Professor of the Practice Industrial & Product Design
North Carolina State University


Vacancy Type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Is Internal Transfer Only: No

Working Title: Open Rank Non Tenure Track Assistant/ Associate / Full Professor of the Practice Industrial & Product Design

Anticipated Hiring Range: Based on rank and commensurate with education, experience and credentials

Position Number: 00007455

Work Schedule: M-F 8a-5p; additional hours may be required

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) : 1.00

Department: 150301 - Forest Biomaterials

Department: Forest Biomaterials

Job City & State: Raleigh, NC


Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Forest Biomaterials is part of NC State University’s College of Natural Resources and offers comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs in Sustainable Materials and Technology and in Paper Science and Engineering. We are located in Raleigh, North Carolina, and our activities include teaching, research, extension programming, continuing education, and technical services that benefit the forest products, housing, biomaterials, paper and pulp, and bioenergy industries.


Essential Job Duties:

The Department of Forest Biomaterials seeks to fill a non-tenure track faculty position open rank Professor of the Practice. Rank will be determined based upon education and professional experience.

The successful candidates will demonstrate a capacity for conducting unique creative work that emphasizes sustainable design pursued through technological, environmental, and/or economic innovation, application of design principles, and/or the equitable distribution of resources (natural, man-made, and cultural).

The appointee is expected to assume a leadership role at NCSU in developing new directions in sustainable industrial/product design. In addition to the activities described above, the appointee will teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs, and collaboratively participate in the activities, service, and life of the department, university, and the broader academic, professional, commercial and/or public communities. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach a combination of practice-based studio classes and large lecture courses.

Additional desirable skills and experience include (i) the ability to obtain extramural funding and relationships with industry and/or communities, and (ii) a demonstrable history of innovation, especially in the advancement of sustainable industrial/product design.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • PhD or terminal degree in industrial design, industrial engineering, wood products, mechanical engineering or related field.
  • NTT-Rank to be determined based upon education and professional experience (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor).

Departmental Required Skills:

  • Background for teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Capacity to design products using sustainable materials and technologies.
  • Ability to operate and supervise the use of equipment typically found in modern fabrication shops including routers, lathes, saws, etc.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

  • Demonstrated experience working with industry.
  • Ability to obtain externally funded projects.
  • Demonstrated history of innovation.
  • Excellent oral, visual and written communication skills.


Application Details

To Apply:

Special Instructions:

Required documents must be submitted with online application:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Portfolio (Other Document 1)
  • Teaching Statement
  • Descriptions for Two (2) Proposed Courses (Other Document 2)

Proposed Hire Date: 01/01/2020




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