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Full or Associate Professor, Cluster Hires in Carbon-based Electronics and Photonics

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You will be required to attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter and a separate document containing contact information for at least three references. A comprehensive review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The target start date is August 2016; however, a mutually beneficial time may be negotiated. Questions about the position may be directed to Harald Ade (harald_ade@ncsu.edu).

Posting Details

Posting Information

Vacancy Type Tenured/TT Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Full or Associate Professor, Cluster Hires in Carbon-based Electronics and Photonics
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with credentials and experience
Position Number 00105004
Work Schedule Hours as necessary
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Department 170601 - Physics
Department Physics, Materials Science or complementary department - Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program- Carbon-based Electronics and Photonics
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program is a cluster hire program that marks the first major initiative of the university’s strategic plan, “The Pathway to the Future.” NC State will soon complete its first cohort of twelve clusters, having hired 40 of its expected 44 faculty members. Due to the success of the first cohort of clusters, the Chancellor announced in the spring of 2015 that the university will embark on the hiring of a second cohort of eight clusters, for an additional 33 faculty members. Explore the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program and the first cohort of twelve clusters at http://ncsu.edu/workthatmatters.

The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program is bringing some of the best and brightest minds to join NC State University’s interdisciplinary efforts to solve some of the globe’s most significant problems. Guided by a strong strategic plan and an aggressive vision, the cluster hiring program is adding new faculty members in select fields to add more breadth and depth to NC State’s already-strong efforts. The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program marks a major initiative of the university’s strategic plan, “The Pathway to the Future.” NC State will soon complete its first cohort of twelve clusters with 41 hires to date. This success led to a commitment to establish eight new clusters consisting of 33 additional interdisciplinary faculty hires. We invite you to explore more information about the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program and this cluster at http://ncsu.edu/workthatmatters. Complementary senior hires will be made during a second phase. Complementary junior faculty hires are anticipated to be made by the Cluster host departments. A search for a junior hire is ongoing in physics. The positions will be affiliated with the Carbon Electronics cluster, with departmental and college affiliation to be determined according to the interests, expertise, and training of the successful applicant. Specific areas of interest/disciplines include, but are not limited to: Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Textiles Eng., Chemistry & Science, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Essential Job Duties

As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University seeks expressions of interest and nominations for two tenured Professors in Carbon-Based Electronics, Spintronics, and Photonics for the first two of the five positions available. We seek innovative and transformative academic leaders whose scholarship will advance NC State’s position as one of the premier universities of its kind. While we anticipate an appointment at the rank of Professor, exceptional candidates at the rank of Associate Professor will be considered.

In this initial hiring phase, the Carbon Electronics Cluster is seeking: 1) visionary leaders investigating emergent phenomena in carbon electronics, spintronics, photonics and related areas (such as reduced dimensional systems and hybrid materials) aimed at disruptive discovery. A particular example is the emergent notion of spin-based electronics, or “spintronics”, using carbon materials. Of interest is also the development of novel characterization and measurement methods that lead to new observations, new knowledge and new insights that open up new avenues for applications. 2) Scientists and/or engineers with expertise in the processing, assembly and characterization of organic, polymeric, and other carbon-based materials (including hybrids) for electrical, opto-electronic and related devices. We are particularly interested in faculty who can integrate disruptive discovery with state-of-the-art materials science approaches that enable novel devices and translate scientific and engineering knowledge to a manufacturing paradigm. Strong collaborations with other faculty within the cluster and existing efforts are expected and anticipated to enhance local collaborative efforts to bring new carbon materials ideas from academia to industry and lead to joint funding opportunities.

Other Work/Responsibilities
Minimum Education/Experience

Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in Materials Science or Physics, or other relevant field from an accredited institution.

Departmental Required Skills

The candidates should have a strong capacity to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the capacity to mentor doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows

Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and thus university goals. The University is particularly interested in candidates with experience in working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups.

Must have experience teaching physics to undergraduate and/or graduate students.

Publication of research articles in peer-reviewed professional journals

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Priority will be given to candidates that have demonstrated interdisciplinary collaborations that cut across academic units.

Required License or Certification

N/A

Special Instructions

You will be required to attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter and a separate document containing contact information for at least three references.

A comprehensive review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The target start date is August 2016; however, a mutually beneficial time may be negotiated. Questions about the position may be directed to Harald Ade (harald_ade@ncsu.edu).

Job Open Date 08/07/2015
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
03/06/2017
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date
AA/EOE

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 offender 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 www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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 Question

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  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

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Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Statement
  5. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents