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Vacancy Type Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Is Internal Transfer Only No Working Title Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Salary Range Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience Position Number 00102646 Work Schedule Typically, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, or as the requirements of the position dictate Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00 Department 190101 - College Of Veterinary Medicine Department Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program- Forensic Sciences Cluster- Animal Forensics- College of Veterinary Medicine Job City & State Raleigh, NC Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program is bringing some of the best and brightest minds to join NC State University’s interdisciplinary efforts to solve some of the globe’s most significant problems. Guided by a strong strategic plan and an aggressive vision, the cluster hiring program is adding new faculty members in select fields to add more breadth and depth to NC State’s already-strong efforts. The Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program marks a major initiative of the university’s strategic plan, “The Pathway to the Future.” Twenty clusters have been established and twelve of the twenty clusters have completed hiring. A total of 55 faculty have joined NC State University as part of this process. We invite you to explore the Chancellor’s Excellence Program and the Forensic Sciences cluster at

Essential Job Duties

As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University seeks an animal forensics scholar to join the Forensic Sciences cluster. The animal forensics position is an open rank tenured/tenure track position, will begin in August 2017 and is targeted for the College of Veterinary Medicine. We seek innovative and transformative academic leaders whose scholarship will advance NC State’s position as one of the premier universities of its kind. The Forensics Sciences cluster builds on a nationally leading, campus-wide strength in forensics anthropology, entomology, chemical, fiber and polymer/materials analysis and DNA-based forensic tools (

We seek a scientist with a nationally recognized high-impact research program in animal forensics, recognized as a pioneering leader in the development of new animal forensics initiatives. While being flexible and open to any strong candidates in animal forensics, there is particular interest in growing NC State’s expertise in the following areas: experience with forensic case work, veterinary forensics, wildlife conservation and security. This aligns with the objective of the Forensic Sciences cluster is to grow a national and international interdisciplinary strength in Safety and Security.

Other Work/Responsibilities Minimum Education/Experience

The candidate must have an earned doctorate in a biology or chemistry field closely aligned to forensic biology or conservation; and/or a D.V.M. (or equivalent degree).

Departmental Required Skills

The candidate will be expected to build and maintain an extramurally funded research program and also play a leadership role in the NC State Forensics program appropriate to their rank and experience.

The candidate should have a strong capacity to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the capacity to mentor masters and doctoral students as well as postdoctoral fellows.

Candidates should have a clear vision for practical problems in animal forensics that may include veterinary and wildlife forensics.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Priority will be given to candidates that have demonstrated interdisciplinary collaborations that cut across academic units.

Dynamic candidates with strong interpersonal skills and with demonstrated leadership skills are highly desired.

Candidates with at least three years of experience in forensic sciences are preferred.

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Special Instructions

Please attach a cover letter, CV, a research statement, and a teaching statement as part of your online application. Additional information may be requested for candidates selected for interview.

A comprehensive review of applications is expected to begin December 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. The target start date is August 2017; however, a mutually beneficial time may be negotiated. Questions about the position may be directed to Matthew Breen ([email protected]).

Job Open Date 10/03/2016 Anticipated Closing Date Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Proposed Hire Date AA/EOE

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, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you possess an earned doctorate in a biology or chemistry field closely aligned to forensic biology or conservation; and/or a D.V.M. (or equivalent degree)?
    • Yes, I possess the minimum qualifications as stated above
    • No, I do not possess the minimum qualifications as stated above
Application Materials Required Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
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    Posted: 2/8/2019
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