Faculty Diversity

Our vision is to increase faculty diversity and promote a hospitable climate that supports the success of all faculty at NC State

We catalyze and facilitate faculty efforts, provide programming with input from faculty, and serve as a clearing house for information about faculty diversity.

"We learn the most from those we have the least in common with. Diversity that arises from ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, professional, and experiential differences forms fertile ground for innovation."

DeSimone and Ferrell, 2014, Science Translational Medicine


Resources for Women and Faculty with Families

NC State has several policies and programs relating to work/family compatibility.
Find resources.


How to Mentor Aspiring Full Professors
Mar 1 @ 12:10 pm – 1:00 pm

Why do associate professors need mentoring? Are there special considerations for such mentoring? What mutually beneficial elements exist? Join this group to discuss these and related questions and to reflect on your own mentoring style and ability.

– Christine Grant, Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
– Brad Kirkman, Shelton Distinguished Professor and Head, Department of Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
– Chris McGahan, Professor and Head, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences

Finding grants for SoTL research @ 405 Clark Hall (OFD Conference Room)
Mar 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Are you looking for funding opportunities that support doing research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)? Participants in this session will learn how to locate and choose from the variety of funding resources which include: internal & external, federal, disciplinary, professional associations, and more. You will also learn about the wide scope of SoTL research and how to prioritize factors to consider related to publication or presentation.
Speakers: Dr. Doug James and Dr. Erin Robinson, Office of Faculty Development.

This is part of the Non-Tenure Track Faculty Community series.

AAFSO General Body Meeting
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Faculty Search Toolbox

The Faculty Search Toolbox contains resources, templates, and breakthrough practices for recruiting diverse faculty to NCSU.
Visit the Toolbox




Get Involved

Subscribe to listserves and Google groups for women faculty and for faculty interested in faculty diversity. Find out about activities of the Multicultural Faculty Group and other affinity groups for faculty. The full calendar of faculty diversity events is also here.
Links and Information are Here.



Religious Holidays

See immediately which days are important religious holidays that might entail work/class attendance restrictions.
Add the religious holidays overlay to your calendar.



Data and Reports

What’s the demographic distribution of faculty, students, staff and administrators at NC State? Also find reports on usage of tenure clock extension and parental leave, climate for GLBT students, faculty, and staff, faculty salary equity, faculty exit surveys, and assessment of faculty diversity efforts.
View reports and data.



NC State is one of 88 universities to receive a 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. INSIGHT is the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

The HEED award recognizes universities whose diversity and inclusion efforts show a broad understanding of diversity, including gender, race, ethnicity, military service, disabilities, membership in the LGBT community and more.

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