UNC Department of Public Safety Kenan Distinguished Professor, Professor, Assoc. Professor or Assist. Professor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Position Summary

The Department of Applied Physical Sciences (APS) invites applications for three tenure-track or tenured faculty positions, including a Distinguished Professor. The goal of APS is to bridge fundamental research and training in the science and engineering of materials with translational impact on society’s most challenging problems. APS partners with all STEM and Health Affairs departments toward multidisciplinary, team-based research, education, and entrepreneurship in a top 10 public research university. This hiring initiative continues an aggressive strategy to build a pre-eminent Department of Applied Physical Sciences, aiming for 20 new hires together with joint appointments from partnering departments. These new positions are intended to build upon existing strengths and aim for international prominence and leadership in the science and engineering of materials at the intersection of the physical, life, and energy sciences.

All candidates should have clear potential, and commitment for research excellence, multidisciplinary collaboration, extramural funding from government, industry, or other sources, and translational impact in education and entrepreneurship. Excellence and commitment to education and mentorship at the graduate and undergraduate levels are essential qualities for this recruitment. The Department and University are broadly committed to equity and inclusion. It is part of our institutional mission to teach and engage a diverse community of undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars. We especially welcome applications from candidates who are committed to advancing these ideals. A PhD in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering or math) or related fields that contribute to applied physical sciences, is required.

Educational Requirements

A PhD in a STEM field or related fields that contribute to applied physical sciences.

Qualifications and Experience

All candidates should have clear potential, and commitment for research excellence, multidisciplinary collaboration, extramural funding from government, industry, or other sources, and translational impact in education and entrepreneurship. Excellence and commitment to education and mentorship at the graduate and undergraduate levels are essential qualities for this recruitment.

Special Instructions

Applications will only be accepted online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/128403. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a statement on teaching and mentorship, and 1-2 representative publications (optional). Applicants are required to identify the names, titles, email addresses and phone numbers of four professional references when applying. Reference providers identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support.

Review of fully completed applications will begin November 1, 2017. Positions are open until filled. Questions should be directed to: Chair, Applied Physical Sciences Search Committee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3050, apssearch@unc.edu.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to facultyrecruitment@unc.edu.

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

Position Type: Permanent Faculty

Working Title: Kenan Distinguished Professor, Professor, Assoc. Professor or Assist. Professor

Appointment Type: Open Rank

Salary Range: Dependent on Qualifications

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time

Vacancy ID: FAC0002153

Posting Open Date: 10/02/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Proposed Start Date: 07/01/2018

Department Contact Name and Title: Richard Superfine, Department Chair

Department Contact Telephone or Email: apssearch@unc.edu