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.


Finding One’s Fit and Moving Forward: Formal and Informal Advice on Pursuing Full Professorship
Oct 24 @ 11:45 am – 12:35 pm

Associate Professors’ Community

How do associate professors balance formal and informal advice on pursuing steps to full professor? When is one ready, and how do you know? And what role does the department play in the decision and timing? Join us to discuss how to find your fit and move forward.

Karen Hollebrands, STEM Education
Joel Ducoste, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
Karen Bullock, Social Work

Register: https://ofd.ncsu.edu/events-and-programs/workshops/

Families of Kids with Special Needs @ 1911 Bldg. Room 12
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Meeting of Families of Kids with Special Needs

Kim Allen, Danielle Carr, and Crissy Williams-Brown are working closely to design meetings that suit your needs. These meetings are going well and have proved beneficial. We want to keep the momentum going. So please forward to anyone on campus that could benefit from it. Our goal is to make sure it reaches the entire campus community.

How Women Decide: What’s True, What’s Not
Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Reading Circle. Meets Thursdays every other week from Sept 8-Nov 17. The book examines what psychologists, economists, and sociologists have learned about how women’s choices are perceived at work. It’s a book that tackles all-too-common stereotypes about women as decision-makers and offers advice for navigating those beliefs.

If you are interested in participating in a reading circle, we ask that you commit to attending at least 4 of the 6 sessions. Please RSVP to gumpertz@ncsu.edu.


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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