Assistant Research Professor - Materials Science & Engineering

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Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Assistant Research Professor - Materials Science & Engineering

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday; varies base upon commitments

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Materials Science & Engineering

About the Department:

The mission of the NC State University Department of Materials Science and Engineering is to provide students with a sound materials engineering education, advance the understanding and application of scientific principles, enhance economic development, and improve the quality of life of our citizens through teaching, research, and outreach programs.

In addition to ensuring that our students are exposed to modern materials engineering principles and have access to modern equipment and technology to support their educational experience, the Department seeks to create a team-oriented environment throughout our academic enterprise.

Our goal is to produce well-rounded materials engineers who can function effectively in the technical arena as well as possess the skills to assume leadership roles in industry, academia, and government.

Essential Job Duties:

The Assistant Research Professor will develop research plans for modeling of soft and biological materials, co-advise students and interact with industrial partners. The Assistant Research Professor is also expected to prepare new proposals, presents at conferences and workshops, and publish results of these research projects, as appropriate. In addition, the Assistant Research Professor will lead and mentor undergraduate and graduate students through these research programs.

The selected candidate may be required to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level, as needed.

Other Responsibilities:

Perform other duties as assigned by the department head.

There may be administrative duties assigned, depending on the candidate’s qualifications.

Minimum Education and Experience:

PhD in Materials Science and Engineering or related field and at least 5 years of experience post PhD.

Other Required Qualifications:

Previous experience in undergraduate advising

Previous experience in engineering education research

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience in undergraduate recruiting

Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

In addition to your application, please submit the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for at least three (3) professional references

Position Number:


Position Type:

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

140801 - Materials Science &Engineering


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 [email protected] 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 equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/27/2021
Application Due: 5/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time