Professor, Industrial and Product Design

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North Carolina, United States
29 May 2019
End of advertisement period
29 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Vacancy Type Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Professor of the Practice, Industrial & Product Design
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with 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
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 successful candidates will demonstrate a capacity for conducting unique creative work that emphasizes sustainable product 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.

Minimum Education/Experience

• PhD or terminal degree in industrial design, industrial engineering, wood products, mechanical engineering or related field. 
• Relevant 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.

Departmental Required Skills


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

Required License or Certification


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)

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.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

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