North Carolina A&T State University announces the national search for a University Distinguished Professorship (UDP) and Director of the Center of Excellence in Product Design and Advanced Manufacturing in the Division of Academic Affairs beginning Fall 2019. The distinguished professor will hold a faculty appointment in a College or School most related to their academic and scholarly background with a reporting line to the relevant Dean. As Center Director, the reporting line will be to the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.
The UDP and Center Director will take overall responsibility for all administrative and manufacturing related functions in the interdisciplinary center involving more than 25 faculty members from various disciplines. In this position, the Director will set policies, create and maintain budgets, and supervise the development, operation and maintenance of facilities. The Director will lead the research and development efforts around innovative and intelligent manufacturing methods, robotics and automation, lightweight materials technologies and applications, process and systems improvement, and direct digital technologies. In addition, the Center Director will be responsible for workforce development and manufacturing-related STEM education cultivating knowledgeable, skilled people for the future of North Carolina and U.S. manufacturing. The Center Director will work closely with local area community colleges and high schools to create awareness about advanced manufacturing.
The Center Director must have background and experience commensurate with the rank of full professor with credentials for appointment as a University Distinguished Professor.
This is a 12-month tenure track position.