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.


Associate Professors’ Community @ 405 Clark Hall
Jan 24 @ 11:45 am – 12:35 pm

Developing a National and International Reputation

Bailian Li, Vice Provost for International Affairs
Fay Cobb Payton, Professor of Information Technology
Jean Beagle Ristaino, William Neal Reynolds Professor of Plant Pathology

The Associate Professors’ Community is co-sponsored by the offices of Faculty Development and Institutional Equity and Diversity.

Finding New Research Directions with Others
Feb 10 @ 11:45 am – 12:35 pm

– Ross Meentemeyer, Forestry and Environmental Resources, Center for Geospatial Analytics
– Francis De Los Reyes, Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
– Greg Parsons, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

This is part of the Full Professors’ Community series, co-sponsored by the offices of Faculty Development and Institutional Equity and Diversity.

Assistant Professors’ Community @ 405 Clark Hall
Feb 17 @ 11:45 am – 12:35 pm

Celebrating Failures and Getting Back Up

Advanced faculty share their own failures, rejections, and stories of overcoming challenges early and later in their careers to help better contextualize some of the difficulties assistant professors will inevitably experience.

– Katharine Stewart, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
– Margaret Daub, William Neal Reynolds Professor and Head, Plant and Microbial Biology

The APC is co-sponsored by the offices of Faculty Development and Institutional Equity and Diversity.


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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