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.
Education 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.
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.
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