Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Vacancy TypePost DocIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoTime-Limited Appointment LengthNoIf Yes, Appointment LengthFunding for this position is expected to be available for a period not to exceed 4 months. There may be a possibility for extension.Working TitlePostdoctoral Research ScholarAnticipated Hiring Range$47,000-$50,004Position Number00107578Work ScheduleMonday-Friday based on teaching scheduleFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.0Department161001 - Interdisciplinary StudiesDepartment 161001 - Interdisciplinary StudiesJob City & StateRaleigh, NCEssential Job Duties

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS) has a long history of involvement in interdisciplinary teaching and research. As we continue this tradition in a changing world, the College aims to strengthen its current offerings of interdisciplinary programs and seeks to identify additional opportunities to enhance interdisciplinary graduate and undergraduate education, scholarship, research, and engagement. We are also committed to making interdisciplinary programs widely available to diverse populations through distance education. Interdisciplinary Studies serves about 500–600 major students, 100–200 minors, offers a large number of classes for NC State’s General Education Program, and is a central element of both the College’s and the University’s strategic plan.
For more information about Interdisciplinary and International Programs of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State please visit: and

NC State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Empirical Neuroethics in Interdisiciplinary Studies beginning 8/1/2019.
The successful candidate will preferably have experience as a teaching assistant or instructor, mentoring students, and a specific research agenda that aligns with one of the College of Humanities and Social Science’s degree-granting departments. Motivation to teach, mentor, conduct and publish research is expected.
The successful candidate will also pursue their own individual research agenda and be guided by a faculty mentor in their respective field. A research presentation given once a year will summarize progress in this arena and should result in one or more publications.

Other Work/ResponsibilitiesMinimum Experience/Education

Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., M.D., D.V.M., Sc.D.) in appropriate field awarded no more than five (5) years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment.

Departmental Required Skills

Ph.D. in one of the degree granting departments of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, or a closely related field, awarded no more than five years from date of postdoctoral appointment.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

A record of scholarship, including a history of, or potential for, publication in professional journals. The successful candidate preferably will have experience as a teaching assistant or lecturer, and mentoring students at the college-level. Preference for candidates with previous international experience/fieldwork.

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Special Instructions

Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, any teaching evaluations from the last two years, and contact information for three professional references.

Job Open Date05/29/2019Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.10/22/2019Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire Date01/01/2020AA/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.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

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Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Contact Information for References
  5. Short Writing Sample
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    Posted: 10/17/2019
    Application Due: 10/12/2020
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