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 do I know when I’m ready to retire? @ 463 Monteith Research Center (MRC)
Feb 12 @ 12:25 pm – 1:15 pm

Many questions arise when faculty begin to consider retirement. How will I know if I’m ready, and should I try to phase out gradually over time? What resources can assist with this decision? What plans should I have for post-retirement options and new activities? Join this panel to discuss these and related questions.

Martha Scotford, Graphic Design
Hugh Devine, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Sarah Berenson, Mathematics Education
Winser Alexander, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Please register on the Office of Faculty Development (OFD) Event Registration Form for upcoming APC meetings at https://ofd.ncsu.edu/events-and-programs/workshops/. This is an offering of the Full Professors’ Community. You are welcome to bring your lunch. We will provide water and a small snack such as popcorn or grapes.

AAFSO General Body Meeting @ 356 Witherspoon
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The grant application review process: An insider’s perspective
Feb 19 @ 12:25 pm – 1:15 pm

Come gain insights about the grant proposal review process from NC State faculty who have served on key program review committees (NIH, NSF). Bring your questions for discussion.

Jay Levine, Population Health and Pathobiology
Marie Davidian, Statistics
Branda Nowell, Public Administration

Please register on the Office of Faculty Development (OFD) Event Registration Form at http://go.ncsu.edu/ofdregistration. This is an offering of the Assistant Professors’ Community. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Small snacks and water will be provided.


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.



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