The Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department at North Carolina State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, at the assistant professor rank, in metabolic engineering to enhance interdisciplinary research and teaching programs (65% Research and 35% Teaching). Our department seeks an outstanding candidate who will provide leadership in improving our understanding and modulation of metabolic pathways in living cell systems to address the challenging demands of providing food, feed, fiber and energy to a growing population.
The new faculty member will be expected to develop a research program capable of harnessing, altering and directing the metabolism of living systems for improved development of processes and useful products. Expertise and focus within the areas of pathway modeling to simulate and predict cellular function and behavior, molecular biotechnology, pathway modification or manipulation for microbial and/or plant systems are desired. The new faculty member will be responsible for teaching courses in our biological engineering curriculum, especially those tied to the bioprocessing program and the development of new metabolic engineering courses.
The successful candidate will have an interest in and capability for collaborating across disciplines and it is anticipated that the individual will form significant collaborations with others working in areas such as applied microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, cellular physiology and process engineering. This individual will be encouraged to foster relationships with the recent Microbiome and Complex Microbial Communities, Synthetic and Systems Biology, Genetic Engineering and Society, and Bioinformatics cluster hires.
To apply for this position, go to https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/82854 and provide: (a) cover letter; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) research statement incorporating a vision for how your research program could develop at NC State; (d) teaching philosophy and statement of teaching, including potential course offerings and (e) contact information for three references. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to Dr. Mari Chinn, Search Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org (919-515-6744). Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
Successful applicants should have a Ph.D. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering or a closely related discipline and are expected to have a solid vision for a vibrant research and teaching program, possess strong written and oral communication skills, offer innovative leadership, have a proven ability to work with other professionals in interdisciplinary research, and share a commitment to excellence and innovation in graduate and undergraduate education.
The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering provides leadership for the development and dissemination of engineering knowledge to promote efficient utilization of biological and agricultural systems with sustainable management and preservation of natural resources. The program offers two four-year undergraduate programs, a graduate program, and a certificate program. The Biological E...ngineering program is jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the College of Engineering. The Department currently has 27 faculty, 15 professional staff, and 13 administrative/technical staff. Current research and extension areas include air quality, bioprocess engineering, ecological engineering, machine systems engineering, postharvest management, precision agriculture, waste management, and water resources engineering.
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