The Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at North Carolina State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, at the Assistant Professor rank (65% research and 35% teaching), to enhance interdisciplinary research, teaching and extension programs in the department, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), and the College of Engineering (COE). This position will be responsible for providing research and academic leadership in one or more of the following areas: metabolic engineering, fermentation, microbial engineering, and process/systems modeling. This faculty position will be expected to develop a research program capable of harnessing, altering, and directing the metabolism of living systems for improved development of processes and useful products, renewable resource utilization, and/or carbon sequestration.
As a member of the faculty, this position will be expected to develop a nationally- and internationally-recognized research program. The successful candidate will have an interest in and capability for collaborating across disciplines and it is anticipated that the individual will form significant collaborations with others working in areas such as microbiology, biochemistry, chemical engineering, and forest biomaterials. This position will also be responsible for teaching courses in our biological engineering (BE) and biological and agricultural engineering technology (BAET) curricula, especially those tied to the bioprocessing program and the development of new bioprocess engineering courses.
Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of CALS, COE, and the University as a whole. Therefore, the successful candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is respectful and welcoming of all groups.
The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline. The candidate should be able to offer innovative leadership, have a proven ability to work with other professionals in interdisciplinary research, and share a commitment to excellence and innovation in graduate and undergraduate education. Ability and desire to pursue licensure as a professional engineer (PE) is strongly desired.
Applicants should submit the following: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) research statement incorporating a vision for your research program at NC State University, (4) teaching philosophy and statement of teaching, including potential course offerings, and (5) contact information for three references. Confidential inquiries should be directed to Dr. Garey Fox, Professor and Department Head, email@example.com (919-515-6700).
The department will finalize an initial review of applications on June 15, 2020, but the position will continue to be open until the position is filled.
About North Carolina State University, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering provides leadership for the development and dissemination of engineering knowledge to promote efficient utilization of biological and agricultural systems with sustainable management and preservation of natural resources. The program offers two four-year undergraduate programs, a graduate program, and a certificate program. The Biological Engineering program is jointly administered by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Engineering (COE) at NC State University. The Department currently has 28 faculty, 19 professional staff, and 11 administrative/technical staff. Current research and extension areas include bioprocess engineering, controlled environments for agriculture, data analytics and integrated modeling, ecological engineering, environmental engineering, precision agriculture and machine systems engineering, and sustainable waste management. The department is currently ranked #6 in undergraduate programs and #4 in graduate programs in biological/agricultural engineering by U.S. News and World Report.