The Department of Forest Biomaterials at NC State University is seeking applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track Wood Products Extension and academic (teaching and research) faculty position. The preferred candidate will have knowledge/skills/industrial experience in one or more of the following areas related to Wood Products and similar fields:
- Innovative techniques and methods for recycling wood-based materials
- Markets for the recycling and/or reuse of wood products
- Housing and/or wood product construction
- Renewable/sustainable materials or green building technology
- New building techniques and designs to facilitate deconstruction
The successful applicant will be part of an eight-person sustainability team (three Wood Products Extension faculty and five Sustainable Materials and Technology (SMT) academic faculty).
Major responsibilities include developing an innovative extension program for the wood products industry and teaching one undergraduate class per year in the Sustainable Materials and Technology program. The delivery methods of extension and educational materials could include workshops, seminars, webinars, demonstrations, case studies, publications, etc. The incumbent will also be expected to generate contracts and grants to fund extension relevant projects that can support graduate students and expand the impact of their extension program.
This is a split appointment position and the successful candidate will be expected to divide their time between extension and extension related research, teaching and service activities. It is expected that the major portion of the incumbent’s time will be spent on their extension program. Salary and start-up support will be commensurate with qualifications.