Faculty Positions Available

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As one of the leading land-grant institutions in the nation, North Carolina State University is proud to announce its Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, a cluster hire program that marks the first major initiative of the university’s 2011-2020 strategic plan, “The Pathway to the Future.” Starting in 2012, NC State will hire thirty-eight faculty members in twelve research areas or “clusters” to promote interdisciplinary scholarship and the development of innovative curricula in emerging areas of strategic strength.

More information can be found at: https://workthatmatters.ncsu.edu/forensic-sciences/
General Information
We seek innovative and transformative academic leaders whose scholarship will further NC State’s position as one of the premier universities of its kind in the nation. Appointments will begin in August 2012. Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives, and thus are university goals. The University is particularly interested in candidates with experience in working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for students from underrepresented groups.

Priority will be placed on candidates who have a demonstrated passion for interdisciplinary collaboration with scientists and engineers that cut across academic units and government agencies, including local, state, and national government agencies. Demonstrated involvement in, and knowledge of, the judicial system would be beneficial and preference will be given to those who are enthusiastic to partner with the State Crime Laboratory and other agencies to help address North Carolina’s and the nation’s needs in statistics and forensic analysis.

Effective teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students will be a requirement, and the successful candidates must be committed to helping develop the first academic forensic science educational program in North Carolina with accreditation by the Forensic Science Education Program Accreditation Commission (FEPAC). As part of the FEPAC-designed program, the candidate will teach classes that will include basic and advanced courses within their forensic discipline.

A record of established extramural funding for cutting edge research and development and contribution to innovative educational programs will be viewed positively.

We seek innovative and transformative academic leaders whose scholarship will further NC State’s position as one of the premier universities of its kind in the nation. Appointments will begin in August 2012. Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives, and thus are university goals. The positions may be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. The successful candidate will possess an earned Ph.D. and will be required to develop a strong record of externally funded research, and graduate and undergraduate education.

While each position will have a home department and college, the successful candidate will work closely with the Forensic Sciences Institute. The candidate will provide leadership in helping define the interdisciplinary research, academic and professional training agenda for the Institute that aligns with the University’s strategic plan.

Further information on each specific position can be found by clicking on the position links above.

About North Carolina State University
Founded in 1887, NC State is an institution distinguished by its exceptional quality of research, teaching, and public service. It is the largest university in the state, with more than 34,000 students and 8,000 faculty and staff. As a land-grant university, NC State is one of two research-extensive institutions in the 17 campus University of North Carolina system. It is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as one of only 31 universities nationwide with both “very high” research activity and notable community engagement. NC State consistently ranks among the nation’s top public universities and best higher-education values. Details of the University’s strategic plan can be found at: http://info.ncsu.edu/strategic-planning/pathway-to-the-future/.

About the Forensic Sciences Institute
For the past several years, an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers at NC State have been building a multi-faceted forensic science program centered on research, academics, professional training and expert service with the goal of serving the needs of the forensic science community at the local, state, national and international levels. In 2010, Chancellor Woodson approved planning of the first Forensic Sciences Institute in North Carolina. Approximately 30 faculty members from all colleges across NC State are active in some way in forensic science and engineering. In addition to a strong and growing record of forensic research, NC State is developing the state’s first Masters degree in Forensic Science that will seek FEPAC accreditation. The FSI has strong partnerships with the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory, North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, North Carolina Justice Academy, Wake City-County Bureau of Identification, and other state agencies. The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program will bring four new faculty positions in forensic science to the university with the goal of establishing the FSI and NC State as a national and international leader in forensic science. The search committee seeks new faculty members that are eager to be part of this new and exciting interdisciplinary initiative.

About Raleigh
NC State University anchors the Research Triangle region, home to many of the country’s leading Fortune 500 science, engineering and technology companies, as well as other fine universities with whom we share uniquely collaborative relationships. Raleigh is currently ranked #1 as best place to live by Bloomberg’s Businessweek.com (http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/which-is-americas-best-city-09202011.html). In fact, national rankings consistently rate Raleigh and its surrounding region among the five best places in the country to live and work, with a highly educated workforce, moderate weather, reasonable cost of living, and a welcoming environment. Raleigh, the capital city, is situated in a beautiful part of the state, with the Atlantic Ocean two hours to the east and the Blue Ridge Mountains three hours to the west.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, NC State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. We welcome the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners.