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Vacancy TypeTenured/Tenure-Track FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleAssistant, Associate, Full Professor, Cluster Hires in Quantitative and Computational Developmental BiologySalary RangeAnticipated Hiring RangeCommensurate with experience and credentialsPosition Number00106224Work ScheduleVaries based on teaching and research scheduleFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.00Department190101 - College Of Veterinary MedicineDepartmentQuantitative and Computational Developmental Biology Cluster, Chancellor's Faculty Excellence ProgramJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University seeks three outstanding faculty at any rank to expand the new interdisciplinary faculty cluster on Quantitative and Computational Developmental Biology. Together with NC State’s existing strength in quantitative/computational sciences and engineering, this cluster will propel NC State to the forefront of efforts to define new principles in developing biological systems. Recruiting for the cluster was initiated in 2015 and has resulted in two hires (see for details). We currently seek additional faculty for three positions.
NC State University provides a vibrant environment for research, teaching and mentoring across disciplines; ample opportunities will be available for collaborations with existing faculty and other newly hired colleagues in the cluster. Our location in the Research Triangle also facilitates interaction with faculty at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as with industry and government agencies.
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.” We invite you to explore more information about the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program and this cluster at .

Essential Job Duties

Successful candidates will engage in transformative research which integrates expertise in biological, biophysical, computational, and/or mathematical methods to investigate dynamic events in human, animal or plant development on any level, from the nanoscale to the whole organism.

The cluster seeks individuals with expertise in using state-of-the-art quantitative methodologies and/or computational modeling to address fundamental aspects of Developmental Biology such as:
• The mechanisms that regulate individual cell behavior, proliferation, differentiation, potency and reprogramming,
• How material properties and dynamic physical / mechanical forces influence collective embryonic cell behavior and tissue shape,
• The formation, maintenance and appropriate scaling of the geometric configurations of cells and tissues that comprise organs and organisms, and
• The mechanisms that underlie the evolution of new biological forms and facilitate morphological plasticity in response to stress or environmental change.

Although we are interested in individuals who can bridge experiment and theory, and have the ability to translate research outcomes to address biomedical or agricultural challenges, applicants whose expertise is mainly in the computational realm are also strongly encouraged to apply. Demonstrated collaboration as a member of a multi-disciplinary team is essential. For more information please visit (

Other Work/Responsibilities

Hires will be expected to provide key leadership in quantitative and/or computational biology across the university, teach in existing courses, and develop specialized coursework in their area of expertise.

Minimum Education/Experience

A PhD in a relevant field from an accredited institution.

Departmental Required Skills

Demonstrated collaboration as a member of a multi-disciplinary team is essential.

Must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

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

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

Interested candidates should submit: a CV, a 2-3 page research plan, a cover letter describing prior multi-disciplinary research efforts and how their research prospectus addresses the goals of the cluster (please see: and contact information for 3 references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Nanette Nascone-Yoder ([email protected]).

Hiring may occur at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The home department is anticipated to be in one of the four participating colleges (Engineering, Sciences, Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture and Life Sciences) and will be determined based on credentials and research fit.

Job Open Date07/21/2017Anticipated Closing DateIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire DateAA/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
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • 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 a Ph.D. in a relevant field from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No, but I will by date of employment
    • No
  4. * Have you reviewed the Modeling the Living Embryo website associated with this role ( and does your cover letter adhere to the requirements outlined in the Special Instructions section of this posting?
    • Yes
    • No
Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 2/8/2019
    Application Due: 4/9/2019
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