Essential Job Duties:
The Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science (TECS) at NC State University is seeking talented and motivated candidates for a tenure track faculty position in technical textiles/textile technology (TT) at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Applicants must have a doctoral degree from an accredited university in Fiber, Polymer and Science, Textile Technology, Textile Engineering, Textile Science, or a related field. Strong preference will be given to those who possess an undergraduate degree in textile technology or textile engineering, or a closely related field. The successful candidate must have expertise in the areas of textile manufacturing processes, such as yarn and fabric formation, and other relevant technologies. The candidate is expected to have a strong interest in applying their expertise to the current and emerging areas of research related to fibers/fiber-based products, as well as synergistic interdisciplinary collaborations across multiple disciplines and institutions in close partnership with industry and government. 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 TT program. The successful candidate will be expected to excel in the teaching of fiber/textiles manufacturing science and technology and to mentor students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 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 in textile technology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; however, skills in polymer and fiber sciences are also desirable. The successful candidate is required to teach one or more courses in the TT program including those with TT, TMS, and MT prefixes as well as TT related courses within the Textile Technology Management (TTM) and Fiber Polymer Science (FPS) degrees. In addition, new course topics can also be proposed. Detailed course descriptions can found at https://www.acs.ncsu.edu/php/coursecat/directory.php Research: We seek scholars who exhibit potential for establishing and growing an active research program in the emerging areas of fibers and textiles, which entails effective mentoring of both 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 as well as in technical meetings at the local, national, and international levels. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to build an active interdisciplinary research program in collaboration with faculty outside the college and the university. Particular research areas of interest include advanced yarn and textile manufacturing, performance modeling of textile products/systems, polymer/fiber-based smart materials and structures, 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 students from underrepresented groups. In addition, TECS expects active service on departmental, college, and university committees and involvement in professional societies and organizations.
At the time of hire, the successful candidate must have earned a doctoral degree from an accredited university in Fiber, Polymer and Science, Textile Technology, Textile Engineering, Textile Science, or a related field.
Departmental Required Skills:
-Demonstrated potential for both teaching and research in textile science and technology or a related area. -Enthusiasm for mentoring and advising students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. -Ability to communicate research findings in peer-reviewed journals and at technical conferences and/or other scholarly sources. -The potential to secure extramural funding for research. -Collaborative skills in research and for industry outreach.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:
-Experience working with textile companies or within the textile complex. -Research expertise in textile science and technology. -Successful teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels. -Established publication record in peer reviewed journals. -Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. -Undergraduate degree in the textile sciences, textile technology or textile engineering.
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About the Department/Unit:
The Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science (TECS) (https://textiles.ncsu.edu/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 Technology (TT), Polymer and Color Chemistry (PCC), and Textile Engineering (TE), 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 TECS is widely considered a leader in TE/TT education and research at the global level. Textile Technology is a comprehensive academic program that prepares students for careers in the new global business environment in design, development and manufacture of products in a variety of applications such as aerospace, medicine, architecture, automotive, apparel, sports and many others.The TT program interweaves basic knowledge of fiber materials, science and technologies relevant to fiber processing with product design and development throughout the curriculum. The curriculum prepares students in product design/development processes, beginning with understanding of application to material selection to appropriate technologies to utilize.The TT undergraduate program offers a general TT degree along with three specialized concentrations in technical textiles, medical textiles, and supply chain operations. 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 (TPACC) 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: https://textiles.ncsu.edu/industry-and-research/ TECS is housed on the Centennial Campus of NC State (http://centennial.ncsu.edu), 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.
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