Posting Date: 1/16/2017                                                                                                                Professor and Director, Center for Renewable Carbon, University of Tennessee

Position Overview:   The Center for Renewable Carbon (CRC) is an interdisciplinary research and development unit in  The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. Its mission is to advance the potential for non-­‐food biomass to  create new economic  activity for  the state of  Tennessee  and the  Nation. The  CRC  team advances the science needed to develop new technologies that enable the expanded use of forest and agricultural biomass for sustainable materials, chemicals, fuels, and energy; trains the workforce needed by advanced technology industries; and transfers research advances to our stakeholders and partners involved in building a sustainable bioeconomy.

The Center comprises 10 faculty tenured in various departments and more than 30 staff, students, and research associates with skills in chemistry, material (wood, polymer, etc.) science, biomass analytics and statistics. This position will be housed in the appropriate academic department at UTIA for the successful candidate’s background and expertise.


  • ​Provide leadership and vision to continue the success of this internationally-­‐recognized research and development program.
  • Interact with UTIA leadership team and coordinate with the dean to advance the mission and goals of AgResearch and UTIA.
  • Manage and coordinate research, development, and outreach programs of the Center.
  • Manage the Center’s business office and program support staff to ensure efficient and effective service, as well as policy compliance, to researchers.
  • Identify and secure new sources of funding for innovative research to extend the Center’s impact in Tennessee and the Southeast, and elevate its national and international reputation.
  • Improve research infrastructure and capabilities to advance competitiveness.
  • Foster relationships and develop new opportunities for collaborative research initiatives in support of the CRC’s mission.
  • Exercise fiscal responsibility and transparency with the Center’s budget and finances.
  • Publish research results in high-­‐impact journals, and present research and development at the Center to the broader scientific community at professional conferences.

Minimum Qualifications:

-  An earned doctorate in a discipline related to sustainable use of agricultural and natural resources, or a discipline closely aligned with the CRC program.
-  A proven track record in garnering extramural grant or contract funds, as well as management of sponsored projects.
-  Experience developing partnerships with government agencies (state and federal), industry, and non--profit  organizations.
- A strong publication record in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals.
- Excellent communication skills in written and oral English.
- Commitment to UTIA’s core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.

Preferred Qualifications:​

- A proven record of participation and/or leadership in interdisciplinary and trans-­‐disciplinary research teams.
- A record of professional leadership activities, including team building skills, assessment of programmatic needs and priorities, strategic planning and implementation, and adapting to change in a multidisciplinary environment.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae including research publications and grant experience, names and contact information (including email address) of 3 references, and an official transcript showing PhD degree to:

Julie Carrier, Search Chair
Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science 2506 E.J. Chapman Drive
University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN 37996-­‐4531

 Inquiries about the position should be directed to: or 865-­‐974-­‐7305.

 Applications will be reviewed on March 15, 2017, but the position will remain open until filled.

current opportunities

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Posting Date: 1/16/2017 

ASHLAND  is seeking a Senior Staff Scientist - Coatings & Paints for their Wilmington, DE Facility.


  • Provide technical leadership for management of strategic account relationships, new product launches, competitive benchmarking and co-supplier relationships which includes development of technical data packages, presentations, and sales tools.
  • Maintains well established working relationships with customers, suppliers and vendors to support program objectives.
  • Perform laboratory work as required to meet objectives.
  • Ability to travel (up to 20%)
  • US citizenship, permanent residency status in the US, or other authorization by the Attorney General.

Minimum Requirements & Preferred Qualifications:

-  Demonstrated subject matter expertise

-  Demonstrated ability to lead teams

-  Problem solving and technical ability

-  Strong interpersonal and organizational skills 

-  Strong communication skills; written, oral and presentation

-  Knowledge of structure-property relationships


-  BS required in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Polymer/Materials science or related discipline

-  MA/MS preferred

-  Minimum ten years experience in an industrial laboratory setting in coatings, joint compounds, thin set mortars or related field

-  15 years or more experience preferred


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