Professor - Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

NC State University
Raleigh, NC

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Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Professor - Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Anticipated Hiring Range:

Commensurate with education and experience

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

About the Department:

The primary function of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department is to provide educational programs leading to BS, MS and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering. The administrative unit provides support to the education program and the research programs that reside in the department.

Essential Job Duties:

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at North Carolina State University seeks highly qualified candidates to fill the Ronald B. and Cynthia J. McNeill Term Professorship in Nanomedicine and, when fully endowed, the Ronald B. and Cynthia J. McNeill Endowed Distinguished Professorship. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in chemical engineering or a closely related field, have a vibrant and internationally recognized research program in nanomedicine, a successful track record of creative scholarship, external funding, and an ability to successfully lead interdisciplinary teams. The candidate will also be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate chemical engineering courses, engage in outreach activities and perform internal and professional service at a level commensurate with rank.
The Department has twenty-five tenured or tenure-track faculty, $ 13.3 M in research expenditures in FY21, and focuses its work in four research areas: Bioengineering and Biomanufacturing, Materials Design, Sustainability and Energy, and Data and Computational Engineering. There are many opportunities for multidisciplinary research, including within the department, with faculty from the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Veterinary School, with the Data Sciences Initiative, and with faculty from the Comparative Medicine Institute. There are multiple vibrant training programs including four NIH T32s in the life sciences (Molecular Biotechnology, Chemistry of Life, Comparative Medicine and Translational Research, Toxicology) and other programs supported by the Beckman Foundation and Department of Education. There is also a large pharmaceutical and biotechnology presence in the Research Triangle area and several other major universities, medical schools, and several major academically-affiliated hospital systems. NC State is located in Raleigh, which is recently ranked one of the top places to live in the United States. The department was ranked #11 in the quantitative Shanghai Rankings and is #3 in research expenditures among CHE departments in the US according to the NSF.

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Other Responsibilities:

  • Secure extramural funding to conduct research and mentor/advise PhD graduate students.
  • Provide service to the department, college, and university.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Head.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Ph.D. or equivalent in chemical engineering or a closely related field.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Vibrant and internationally recognized research program in nanomedicine
  • Successful track record of creative scholarship, external funding, and an ability to successfully lead interdisciplinary teams

Preferred Qualifications:


Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In addition to your application please submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for at least three (3) professional references
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement (One Page), upload as “other document (1)”

Position Number:


Position Type:

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

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



9 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:

140201 - Chemical & Biomolecular Engr


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. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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