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Working Title:

Assistant Professor

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Work Schedule:

40 hrs/wk

Job Location:

Raleigh NC

Department :

Textile Engineering, Chemistry

About the Department:

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:

Teach TE 589/OR 591 Introduction to System Reliability Engineering; TE 562/ISE 562/OR 562: Simulation Modeling; and TE 440/TE 540, Textile Information Systems Design. Develop and deliver classes in the areas of practical operations management, quality management, information systems, and systems modeling at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Secure extramural funding and communicate research findings in peer-reviewed and other scholarly publication sources as well as at technical meetings at the local, national, and international levels. Mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and manage a productive and safe laboratory. Serve on departmental, college and university committees.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Operations Management, Information Systems, Management Science, Operations Research, Statistics, Textile Technology Management, Textile Engineering, or related field.

Other Required Qualifications:

Must have demonstrated coursework or experience with system and software reliability engineering with various applications, such as energy and smart health; prognostics and health management of complex systems; machine learning-based system modeling and prediction; applications of operations research and statistical inference in complex systems or processes; and industry experiences in the applications of statistical models and optimization methods, including Six Sigma.

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:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

In addition to your application please submit a cover letter and CV.

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:

186401 - Textile Engineering, Chemistry


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