Assistant, Associate, Full Professor, Cluster Hires in Quantitative and Computational Developme...

Location
Raleigh
Posted
Sep 15, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106224

Primary Function of Organization Unit: As part of the Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University seeks three outstanding faculty at any rank to expand the new interdisciplinary faculty cluster on Quantitative and Computational Developmental Biology. Together with NC State's existing strength in quantitative/computational sciences and engineering, this cluster will propel NC State to the forefront of efforts to define new principles in developing biological systems. Recruiting for the cluster was initiated in 2015 and has resulted in two hires (see facultyclusters.ncsu.edu for details). We currently seek additional faculty for three positions. NC State University provides a vibrant environment for research, teaching and mentoring across disciplines; ample opportunities will be available for collaborations with existing faculty and other newly hired colleagues in the cluster. Our location in the Research Triangle also facilitates interaction with faculty at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as with industry and government agencies. 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." We invite you to explore more information about the Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program and this cluster at http://workthatmatters.ncsu.edu/ .

Essential Job Duties: Successful candidates will engage in transformative research which integrates expertise in biological, biophysical, computational, and/or mathematical methods to investigate dynamic events in human, animal or plant development on any level, from the nanoscale to the whole organism. The cluster seeks individuals with expertise in using state-of-the-art quantitative methodologies and/or computational modeling to address fundamental aspects of Developmental Biology such as: * The mechanisms that regulate individual cell behavior, proliferation, differentiation, potency and reprogramming, * How material properties and dynamic physical / mechanical forces influence collective embryonic cell behavior and tissue shape, * The formation, maintenance and appropriate scaling of the geometric configurations of cells and tissues that comprise organs and organisms, and * The mechanisms that underlie the evolution of new biological forms and facilitate morphological plasticity in response to stress or environmental change. Although we are interested in individuals who can bridge experiment and theory, and have the ability to translate research outcomes to address biomedical or agricultural challenges, applicants whose expertise is mainly in the computational realm are also strongly encouraged to apply. Demonstrated collaboration as a member of a multi-disciplinary team is essential. For more information please visit (facultyclusters.ncsu.edu).

Minimum Education/Experience: A PhD in a relevant field from an accredited institution.

Department Required Skills: Demonstrated collaboration as a member of a multi-disciplinary team is essential. Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Priority will be given to candidates that have demonstrated interdisciplinary collaborations that cut across academic units.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

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":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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