Analytics/Operations Management Assistant Professor - Textile Engineering

Position Number: 00001319

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science (TECS) ( is a unique, interdisciplinary department dedicated to the science, engineering and technical applications throughout the vast textile complex. TECS is within the College of Textiles (COT), which is known as the global leader in textile innovation in terms of education, research and service, and TECS is also an affiliated department of the College of Engineering (COE). 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 in both textile and non-textile areas, and over two-thirds of research funding in TECS comes from industrial sources. The TECS Department offers three B.S. degrees to about 375 students in Textile Engineering (TE), Polymer and Color Chemistry (PCC), and Textile Technology (TT), as well as two M.S. degrees to about 70 students in TE and Textile Chemistry (TC). TECS also has about 90 students pursuing Ph.D. degrees in Textile Technology Management (TTM) and Fiber and Polymer Science (FPS). The TE undergraduate program is currently the only ABET accredited TE program in the United States and is widely considered a leader in TE education and research at the global level. The TE programs expose students to both molecular level details of polymers and fibers as well as systems-level details about fabric architecture, Six Sigma quality, information systems, and product development, and thus the students gain a broad perspective. The TE undergraduate program offers three concentrations, and the information systems design one includes several courses in Industrial and Systems Engineering; the other two concentrations are product design and chemical processing. COT also has world-class facilities for research, education, and extension. Zeis Textiles Extension (ZTE) serves the textile industry's prototyping and pilot production needs in its five laboratories - spun yarn, knitting, weaving, dyeing and finishing, and physical testing, and also provides training and certification in textiles and Lean Six Sigma. The Textiles Protection and Comfort Center (T-PACC) 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 (NWI) 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 and COE, as well as the technologically advanced 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: The Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science (TECS) at NC State University is seeking talented candidates for a tenure track faculty position in Textile Engineering (TE) at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate is expected to have expertise in the area of Systems Modeling, Analytics, Quality, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and/or Information Systems, and to have interest in applying their expertise to the larger textile complex. A typical faculty load in TECS is 45% research, 45% teaching, and 10% service. Teaching: We seek educators who demonstrate strong potential for teaching excellence in the TE program. We prefer an individual who is dynamic in the classroom and is student-centric. Active participation in academic advising of students as well as in the assessment/accreditation process is also expected. The primary teaching responsibilities will be at the intersection of practical operations management, quality management, information systems, and systems modeling at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; however, skills in information management, supply chain management, quality control or lean Six Sigma are also desirable. Potential courses in the Textile Engineering programs include TE 110, TE 440/540, TE 404/424, TE 533, and TE 562, as well as operations and supply chain-related courses within the Textile Technology Management (TTM) and Textile Technology (TT) degrees. In addition, new course topics can also be proposed. Research: We seek scholars who exhibit potential for establishing and growing an active research program, which entails effective mentoring of graduate (and undergraduate) students and managing a productive and safe laboratory. The successful candidate will be expected to secure extramural funding and to communicate research findings in peer-reviewed and other scholarly publication sources as well as at technical meetings at the local, national, and international levels. Particular research areas of interest include analytics, systems modeling, quality management, operations and supply chain management, and information systems, although related and/or complementary areas will also be considered. Candidates who value a collaborative environment are preferred. Service: We seek an individual who will be proactive and enthusiastic about actively recruiting and retaining TECS undergraduate and graduate students, with a commitment to improving access to higher education for people from underrepresented groups. In addition, TECS expects active service on departmental, college, and university committees and involvement in professional societies and organizations.

Minimum Education/Experience: At the time of hire, the successful candidate must have earned a doctorate from an accredited university in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Operations Management, Information Systems, Management Science, Operations Research, Statistics, Textile Technology Management, TE, or a related field.

Department Required Skills: Demonstrated potential for both teaching and research in systems modeling, quality management, operations and supply chain management, information systems or a related area. Enthusiasm for mentoring and advising students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Communication of research findings at technical conferences and in peer-reviewed journals and/or other scholarly sources. The potential to secure extramural funding for research.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Experience working with textile companies or within the textile complex. Research expertise in business analytics, systems modeling, quality management, supply chain, and/or information systems. Successful teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Established publication record in peer reviewed journals. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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.

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