Assistant or Associate Professor of (Textile) Chemistry

North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina
Dec 01, 2017
Dec 31, 2017
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Assistant or Associate Professor of (Textile) Chemistry

186401 - Textile Engineering, Chemistry

Textile Engineering, Chemistry

Raleigh, NC

Within North Carolina State University's College of Textiles (COT), Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science (TECS) ( is a unique, interdisciplinary department dedicated to the chemistry, sciences and engineering, and technical applications of chemistry, color, polymers, and biomaterials with regard to fibers and textiles. The faculty within TECS are multidisciplinary and their backgrounds represent a diverse set of STEM disciplines. The TECS faculty, staff, and students work closely with partners within the textile complex and beyond, thus graduates easily find employment.

TECS offers students the chance to work closely with some of the best textile/fiber/polymer/dye/color researchers in the world. The department offers three undergraduate B.S. degrees, Polymer & Color Chemistry, Textile Engineering, and Textile Technology. The Polymer and Color Chemistry (PCC) degree offers three concentrations, including an ACS accredited option, Medical Sciences, and Science & Operations. The department offers Master of Science degrees in Textile Chemistry (TC) and Textile Engineering, an Accelerated Bachelors/Masters program, and has students pursuing Ph.D. degrees in Fiber and Polymer Science (FPS) and Textile Technology Management.

COT also has world-class facilities for research, education, and extension. Zeis Textiles Extension serves the textile industry's prototyping and pilot production needs in its five laboratories – spun yarn, knitting, weaving, dyeing and finishing, and physical testing. The Textiles Protection and Comfort Center has unique scientific abilities that permit scientific evaluations of comfort and protection from fabric swatch level all the way to full ensemble systems. The Nonwovens Institute is an innovative global partnership between industry, government and academe that operates on an “Open Innovation” platform to build next-generation nonwoven applications while also providing training and guidance to the field's future leaders. More information can be found here:

TECS is housed on the Centennial Campus of NC State (, which is an award-winning, academic research park with more than 70 companies, government agencies, and nonprofits, and over 75 university research and academic units, including COT, College of Engineering, and the internationally recognized Hunt Library. This campus also includes a hotel and conference center, and a variety of recreational amenities such as walking trails, a lake with a fishing pier, and an 18-hole golf course. Affordable housing is also within easy access to campus.

Essential Job Duties

NC State University is seeking dynamic candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in chemistry for an appointment in the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science with a preference given to physical, physical organic, or synthetic chemists with backgrounds or a strong interest in the chemistry of textiles, fibers, polymers, and/or dyes. The successful candidate will be expected to teach classes in our PCC undergraduate program including physical chemistry (PCC 442) and in the TC and FPS graduate programs, as well as to develop an active research program.

While the department has a preference for a physical chemist, strong, qualified candidates in physical organic and synthetic chemistry are encouraged to apply.

Academic rank of initial appointment is will be at the Assistant or Associate professor level.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives, and thus, are university goals. We are particularly interested in candidates who are enthusiastic to work with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and are committed to improving access to higher education for students and faculty from underrepresented groups.

Minimum Education/Experience

At the time of hire, the successful candidate must have earned a doctorate from an accredited university; or an equivalent degree and equivalent experience.

Departmental Required Skills

  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching, with an emphasis on physical chemistry.
  • Demonstrated potential for developing an innovative research program in the chemistry of textiles, fibers, polymers, and/or dyes.

Enthusiasm for mentoring and advising students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The ability to effectively communicate research findings in peer-reviewed and other scholarly publications and at technical local, national, and international meetings.

The potential to secure extramural funding for research.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

A willingness to collaborate with colleagues within and across academic units and government agencies.

A desire to pursue innovation through invention disclosure and patents.

A desire and willingness to serve the department, college, university, and larger scientific communities, including:

  • Involvement in professional societies and organizations,
  • Serving on institutional, departmental, college, and university committees,
  • Actively recruiting undergraduate and graduate students for NC State University, and
  • Collaborating with all units across the College of Textiles to facilitate research in physical and/or synthetic chemistry.

Special Instructions

Please attach a CV, research plan (up to 5 pages); please also address sources of prospective funding; statement of teaching interests and teaching style/teaching philosophy (up to 5 pages); and a list of references with a brief statement of what aspect(s) of your fit for this position that each could address.


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Examples of research and/or teaching output that are not already included, such as video links, a recent poster presentation, representative manuscript, syllabus for a new course, etc. (Please limit to 10 pages.)

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, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex of fender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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