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Open Rank T/TT Faculty

Job Description

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

Open Rank T/TT Faculty

Anticipated Hiring Range

Commensurate with experience

Work Schedule

Varies; dependent on the needs of the department and courses taught.

Job Location

Raleigh, NC


Provost's Office

About the Department

The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, North Carolina (NC) State University is bringing some of the best and brightest minds to join NC State University’s interdisciplinary efforts to solve some of the globe’s most significant problems. Guided by a strong strategic plan and an aggressive vision, the cluster hiring program is adding new faculty members in select fields to add more breadth and depth to NC State’s already-strong efforts. The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program marks a major initiative of the university’s strategic plan, “The Pathway to the Future.” We invite you to explore the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program and this cluster at https://facultyclusters.ncsu.edu/

NC State University provides a dynamic environment for research, teaching, mentoring, and collaboration across disciplines. Our location in the Research Triangle provides rich opportunities for interactions with industry, research organizations, other universities, and government agencies.

As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University welcomes two faculty at any rank to expand the interdisciplinary cluster on Carbon Electronics. The Carbon Electronics Cluster seeks to transform energy and quantum science applications using emerging molecular, organic and hybrid materials and their devices. The Cluster is committed to achieving this aim through interdisciplinary integration of research, education, engagement, and entrepreneurship.

The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program
NC State launched the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program in 2011 as part of the 2011-2020 strategic plan to bring the nation’s best and brightest faculty to campus. The program enhances the university’s commitment to supporting and expanding interdisciplinarity through outstanding research and scholarship, and strengthens NC State’s historic expertise in the sciences, engineering, math, design, textiles, humanities and social sciences, and education. The program’s efforts align with NC State’s land-grant mission and vision, and build momentum toward strategic goals outlined in the new strategic plan, Wolfpack 2030: Powering the Extraordinary.

The current 20 clusters have been selected on these important criteria:

  • Ability to achieve national eminence in proposed topic
  • Alignment with university strategic priorities
  • Demonstration of real interdisciplinarity
  • Potential to build on an existing university strength (or strength of the existing assets) Opportunity for faculty to engage in both research and teaching of proposed topic
  • Ability to attract funding
  • Commitment to share resources and physical infrastructure
  • Commitment to interdisciplinarity and collaboration among multiple colleges
  • Demonstration of a balanced hiring plan with clear leadership

The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program is supported and managed by the Office of University Interdisciplinary Programs. The program has grown from an initial 12 clusters to 20 clusters today.

  • Bioinformatics
  • Carbon Electronics
  • Data-driven Science
  • Digital Transformation of Education
  • Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security
  • Environmental Health Science
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Genetic Engineering and Society
  • Geospatial Analytics
  • Global Environmental Change and Human Well-Being
  • Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • High-dimensional Integration of Biological Systems
  • Leadership in Public Science
  • Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities
  • Modeling the Living Embryo
  • Precision Medicine
  • Sustainable Energy Systems and Policy
  • Synthetic and Systems Biology
  • Translational Regenerative Medicine
  • Visual Narrative

More than 75 current NC State faculty have been hired through the program. In addition to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and promoting NC State’s continued excellence and national renown, the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cultivates a growing culture of interdisciplinarity at the university. We invite you to explore more information about the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program and this cluster at http://facultyclusters/ncsu.edu.

About NC State
At NC State, we create prosperity for North Carolina and the nation. We began as a land-grant institution grounded in agriculture and engineering. Today, we’re a pre-eminent research enterprise that excels across disciplines.

NC State is a powerhouse in science, technology, engineering and math. We lead in agriculture, education, textiles, business and natural resources management. We’re at the forefront of teaching and research in design, the humanities and the social sciences. And we’re home to one of the world’s best colleges of veterinary medicine.
Our more than 37,000 undergraduate and graduate students learn by doing. They pursue original research and start new companies. They forge connections with top employers and serve communities local and global. Through it all, they enjoy an outstanding return on investment.
Whether it’s Princeton Review ranking NC State among the nation’s best values for universities, Money magazine naming it the No. 1 best college for your money in North Carolina, or U.S. News & World Report ranking NC State among the top 10 best values in public higher education, the university has many reasons to be proud.
Each year, NC State adds $6.5 billion to the statewide economy, equivalent to creating more than 90,000 new jobs. That represents a significant return on investment for the citizens of North Carolina in the form of research advances, innovative technologies, successful companies, skilled graduates and new jobs waiting for them.

Our 9,400 faculty and staff are world leaders in their fields, bridging the divides between academic disciplines and training high-caliber students to meet tomorrow’s challenges. Together, they forge powerful partnerships with government, industry, nonprofits and academia to remake our world for the better. We expect everyone to give of their talents, skills, time and effort to make NC State an environment of excellence for all.

Essential Job Duties

As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University welcomes two faculty at any rank to expand the interdisciplinary cluster on Carbon Electronics. The Carbon Electronics Cluster seeks to transform energy and quantum science applications using emerging molecular, organic and hybrid materials and their devices. The Cluster is committed to achieving this aim through interdisciplinary integration of research, education, engagement, and entrepreneurship.

About the Cluster

The carbon electronics cluster aims to innovate new energy and quantum science solutions. Our team leverages the unique quantum physical/chemical properties, scalability, sustainability and low-cost solution-processability of organic, polymeric, nanocolloidal, and hybrid materials in a wide range of energy, optoelectronic, photonic and quantum applications. This demands horizontal integration across multiple disciplines and vertical integration between basic and applied research. Commercial applications such as organic light emitting diode displays use organic electronic materials and developmental applications such as organic solar cells have made enormous progress in new materials creation, processing, and device engineering. The Carbon cluster at NC State is recognized for discovering and harnessing new quantum phenomena, developing advanced characterization methods for organic and hybrid materials, as well as advancing the fundamental understanding of stability and degradation of organic materials towards enabling commercial applications. Our team conducts this interdisciplinary research by sharing expertise and research infrastructure in strategic areas of advanced materials processing, optoelectronic device fabrication, and advanced materials characterization. We are also harnessing innovations in artificial intelligence and robotics and building smart labs to solve complex problems in organic and hybrid materials and device research. The cluster’s vertically integrated research approach is designed to bring organic and hybrid materials applications from the laboratory to fabrication by leveraging comprehensive shared resources, and pilot scale instrumentation. The cluster currently includes 11 faculty across 5 different departments and seeks to increase its interdisciplinary breadth. It builds on additional NC State investment in traditional condensed matter and materials science, molecular sciences (Integrative Sciences Initiative), and plant sciences (the Plant Sciences Initiative).

About the Position
Candidates with experimental or theoretical research interests and expertise in broad areas related to organic, polymer, nanocolloidal, and hybrid materials and devices will be considered. Particular areas of interest include characterization of applied soft materials, device fabrication and integration, photonics, phononics, bio-inspired computing, bioelectronics and sensing applications.

Candidates will be expected to establish a research group with significant external funding and visibility. Priority will be given to candidates that seek to collaborate across disciplines with faculty in the Carbon Electronics Cluster at NC State or expand the reach of the Cluster with new collaborations. Candidates will mentor postdoc, graduate and undergraduate student research, teach classes in their home department, and contribute to NC State’s institutional goal of excellence.

Related research and facilities at NC State:

Other Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • Ph.D in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical or Electrical Engineering, or a related technical or scientific field, a track record of research accomplishments in areas related to the Carbon Electronics cluster, and evidence of a commitment to supporting students through educational activities.

Other Required Qualifications

  • The candidates should have a strong capacity to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the capacity to mentor doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Priority will be given to candidates who have demonstrated interdisciplinary collaborations that cut across academic disciplines, have supervised research personnel, and who have extensive experience in obtaining external funding, including as principal investigator.

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

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, a teaching statement that includes specific discussion of accomplishments and plans for promoting education, outreach, or engagement and a 2-3 page research plan relevant to the cluster goals. Materials for consideration will be accepted electronically via http://jobs.ncsu.edu. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

 Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Dan Dougherty (dbdoughe@ncsu.edu).

Position Number


Position Type

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

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

1.0 FTE


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

020101 - Provost's Office


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. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu.

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.

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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