Professor, Assoc. Professor, Assist. Professor

The Department of Applied Physical Sciences (APS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for three tenure-track or tenured faculty positions. The goal of APS is to bridge fundamental research and training in the science and engineering of materials with translational impact on society’s most challenging problems. APS partners with all STEM and Health Affairs departments toward multidisciplinary, team-based research, education, and entrepreneurship in a top 10 public research university. This hiring initiative continues an aggressive strategy to build a pre-eminent Department of Applied Physical Sciences, aiming for 20 new hires together with joint appointments from partnering departments. These new positions are intended to build upon existing strengths and aim for international prominence and leadership in the science and engineering of materials at the intersection of the physical, life, and energy sciences. 

All candidates should have clear potential, and commitment for research excellence, multidisciplinary collaboration, extramural funding from government, industry, or other sources, and translational impact in education and entrepreneurship. Excellence and commitment to education and mentorship at the graduate and undergraduate levels are essential qualities for these recruitments. 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, and postdoctoral scholars. We especially welcome applications from candidates who are committed to advancing these ideals. A PhD in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering or math) or related fields that contribute to applied physical sciences, is required. 

Applications will only be accepted online ( Applicants should submit 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. Reference providers identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. Review of fully completed applications will begin October 30, 2017. 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,

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.