Kenan Distinguished Professor; Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Physical Sciences - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Kenan Distinguished Professor; Assistant Professor
Position Number  
Appointment Type Faculty
Salary Range Dependent on Qualifications
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent
If part-time, hours per week  
FTE 1.0
Vacancy ID FAC0002967
Posting Open Date 10/10/2019
Application Deadline  
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2020
Position Summary The Department of Applied Physical Sciences (APS) invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor and one senior endowed Kenan Distinguished Professor. Both positions are in the areas of materials science and engineering, broadly defined. The goal of APS is to bridge fundamental research with applications to address society’s most challenging problems in the life sciences, soft matter, nanotechnology, the environment, and energy. APS also seeks to expand diversity in those who practice science and engineering. To achieve these goals, APS partners with all STEM and Health Affairs departments to establish team-based research, education and entrepreneurship. This hiring initiative continues a strategy to add 20 new hires together with joint appointments from partnering departments. With our partners, APS values interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to solve urgent societal challenges.
Educational Requirements A Ph.D. in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering or math) or related fields that contribute to applied physical sciences is required by July 1, 2020
Qualifications and Experience Candidates should have a commitment to excellence in research, interdisciplinary collaboration, extramural funding, and entrepreneurship. Duties include research, teaching, and service. Excellence in and commitment to education and mentoring at the graduate and undergraduate levels are essential qualities. 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, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty. We especially welcome applications from candidates who are committed to advancing these ideals.
Equal Opportunity Employer The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Special Instructions Applications will only be accepted online. Applicants should submit a cover letter, 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. Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted and all letters received by November 15, 2019. 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;
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Department Contact Name and Title Julia Green, Department Manager
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