Faculty & Staff

Permanent positions at NC State University are categorized as those established under the State Personnel Act (SPA) or those Exempt from the State Personnel Act (EPA). Staff positions typically fall into the SPA category. EPA positions are classified in one of four categories: EPA Professional, Faculty, Senior Academic Administrative Officer I and Senior Academic Administrative Officer II. Postdoctoral employees are considered EPA Professionals.

SPA and EPA positions are advertised by our Human Resources Department at their NC State University Employment Vacancies site in addition to being among the listings maintained by the State of North Carolina at the Office of State Personnel site. Our Human Resources Department offers an online process including the ability to fill-out an application, request consideration for specific jobs and check position status.

Goodnight Distinguished Chair in Quantum Computing

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering invites applications and nominations for the Goodnight Distinguished Chair in Quantum Computing. The appointment to this endowed chair will help lead the growth of a multidisciplinary university activity synergistic with the IBM Q Hub at NC State, http://quantum.ncsu.edu. The appointment will be at the tenured, full professor level, and all areas of quantum computing will be considered. The successful candidate is expected to build an internationally recognized research program, demonstrate ability to attract external funding, teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, and is expected to serve as research adviser for doctoral students.

Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to NC State’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives in research. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, physics or a related discipline at the time of appointment.

The ECE Department is one of the top 10 suppliers of ECE talent at the BS level in the US, and also ranks among the top ECE Departments in total annual research expenditures (ASEE). The department is located in state-of-the-art facilities on NC State’s Centennial Campus.

The University is located in the technology-rich Research Triangle metropolitan area, and ECE faculty members collaborate routinely with local industry. The Research Triangle area is frequently recognized in nationwide surveys as one of the best places to live in the U.S. We enjoy outstanding public schools, affordable housing, and great weather, all in the proximity of the mountains and the seashore.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants should submit the following online at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/120371: cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and names and complete contact information of four references, including email addresses and phone numbers. Candidates can obtain information about the department and its research programs, as well as more detail about the positions advertised at https://www.ece.ncsu.edu.Inquiries may be sent via email to Prof. Dan Stancil at ddstanci@ncsu.edu, or contacted by phone at 919-513-3606.

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Faculty Position in Quantum Computing

The Departments of Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering are seeking to fill a joint tenure-track faculty position in quantum computing beginning in August 2021. The position is made possible through an NSF Quantum Computing & Information Science Faculty Fellow Grant. It is anticipated that hiring will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank.

Candidates in all areas of quantum computing will be considered, with particular emphasis on topics synergistic with the IBM Q Hub at NC State, http://quantum.ncsu.edu, and on candidates whose interests contribute to a rapidly-growing multi-disciplinary quantum community across the NC State campus. Presently, the IBM Q Hub provides access to multiple IBM quantum processors ranging from 1 to 65 qubits, including pulse-level control of qubit operations.  Experience or interest in other quantum computing technologies would also be welcome.

Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to NC State’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives in research. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in computer science, electrical or computer engineering, or a related discipline at the time of appointment, and must have demonstrated the potential to build a strong research program and an excellent teaching record.

The Department of Computer Science, part of NC State’s College of Engineering, is one of the largest and oldest in the country.  Research expenditures, national ranking, and recognition have been growing steadily.  For example, we have one of the largest concentrations of prestigious NSF Early Career Award winners (30 of our current or former faculty are recipients.)  The ECE Department is one of the top 10 suppliers of ECE talent at the BS level in the US, and also ranks in the top 10 public ECE Departments in total annual research expenditures (ASEE). The CSC and ECE departments have distinguished faculties, including a number of AAAI Fellows, ACM Fellows, and IEEE Fellows. The departments are located in close proximity in state-of-the-art facilities on NC State’s Centennial Campus.

NC State University is located in the technology-rich Research Triangle metropolitan area, and faculty members collaborate routinely with local industry. The Research Triangle area is frequently recognized in nationwide surveys as one of the best places to live in the U.S. We enjoy outstanding public schools, affordable housing, and great weather, all in the proximity of the mountains and the seashore.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants will receive consideration starting on November 1, 2020. Applicants should submit the following online at http://jobs.ncsu.edu (reference position number 00000572): cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and names and complete contact information of four references, including email addresses and phone numbers. Candidates can obtain information about the departments and their research programs, as well as more detail about the position advertised, at http://www.csc.ncsu.edu and https://www.ece.ncsu.edu. Inquiries may be sent via email to the Faculty Search Committee Chair, at qcfacultyhire@ncsu.edu.

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Faculty Position in Photonics and Optoelectronics

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position in photonics and optoelectronics beginning in August 2021. It is anticipated that hiring will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, but candidates at all levels will be considered.

The Department seeks candidates in the areas of photonic and optoelectronic devices and materials, especially in the areas of specialization that include: nanophotonics, metamaterials, photonic crystals, quantum photonics, quantum communications, high-Q resonators, spectroscopic microsystems, and medical / biophotonics (including those for imaging, diagnostic, sensing, and therapeutic applications).  Strong candidates with a proven track record in other photonics and optoelectronics fields will also be considered.

Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to NC State’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives in research. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in electrical or computer engineering or a related discipline at the time of appointment, and must have demonstrated the potential to build a strong research program and an excellent teaching record.

The ECE Department is one of the top 10 suppliers of ECE talent at the BS level in the US, and also ranks in the top 10 public ECE Departments in total annual research expenditures (ASEE). The department is located in state-of-the-art facilities on NC State’s Centennial Campus.

The University is located in the technology-rich Research Triangle metropolitan area, and ECE faculty members collaborate routinely with local industry. The Research Triangle area is frequently recognized in nationwide surveys as one of the best places to live in the U.S. We enjoy outstanding public schools, affordable housing, and great weather, all in the proximity of the mountains and the seashore.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants will receive consideration starting October 1, 2020. Applicants should submit the following online at  https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/136873: cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and names and complete contact information of four references, including email addresses and phone numbers. Candidates can obtain information about the department and its research programs, as well as more detail about the positions advertised at https://www.ece.ncsu.edu. Inquiries may be sent via email to the Faculty Search Committee Chair, at ecefacultyhire@ncsu.edu.

Associate Director for ECE Design Center

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at North Carolina State University seeks outstanding candidates to help lead our senior design program as Associate Director of the ECE Design Center. Highly qualified candidates will be considered to hold rank at the level of lecturer, senior lecturer, associate teaching professor or teaching professor.

This is a full time position, reporting to the Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering as faculty, but working closely with the Director of the ECE Design Center. The successful candidate will have experience that includes product design, managing multiple design projects and leading multidisciplinary development teams. The main responsibility is to assist with the two semester ECE Senior Design Capstone course. The successful candidate will have the vision, enthusiasm and leadership skills to lead 25-40 projects per course consisting of teams of 3-4 students in completion of their capstone design course. The position requires the solicitation and screening of projects from external companies, NC State University professors and students. Must be able to deliver course materials in a lecture room setting and personally advise 10-15 projects each semester on a broad variety of ECE applications.

Requirements include:

  • Rank of Lecturer – Ability or potential in the mutually agreed upon realms of responsibility; Master’s degree or an equivalent degree.
  • Rank of Senior Lecturer – In addition to the qualifications for Lecturer – At least five years college-level teaching experience; Other criteria as established by departmental rules
  • Rank of Teaching Associate Professor – Recognized ability and potential for distinction in the mutually agreed upon realms of responsibility; Demonstrated ability to direct activities in the mutually agreed upon realms of responsibility; Demonstrated ability and willingness to participate in department, college and university affairs; A doctor’s degree or an equivalent degree.
  • Rank of Teaching Full Professor – In addition to the qualifications of Teaching Associate Professor – Distinguished achievement in the mutually agreed upon realms of responsibility; Established reputation in the individual’s profession or field of scholarly or germane creative activity.

Please apply through the website https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/136875, providing a CV, cover letter, teaching statement, and contact information for four professional references, including email addresses and phone numbers.

Equal Opportunity for All

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 www.wes.org. 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.

Graduate Students

Employment for highly qualified students is available in the form of teaching assistantships and research assistantships. Students who have financial support in the form of teaching assistantships and research assistantships will usually meet the requirements for the Graduate Student Support Plan (GSSP). Students in the GSSP receive tuition support and health insurance.

Teaching assistantships (TA) are offered term by term to qualified students in the student’s specialty area. A half-time appointment requires approximately twenty hours of service per week. TAs may teach laboratories, grade papers or assist the department/faculty in various other ways. Reappointment as a TA is dependent upon satisfactory performance of the TA assignment and other restrictions defined in the Graduate Student Handbook.

ECE Faculty Members provide most Research Assistantships (RAs). They are usually twelve-month appointments, and carry stipends that depend on the assistant’s qualifications and available funding.

Prospective students may request consideration for financial assistance by completing the appropriate sections on the admission application form. All awards are made on a competitive basis. Questions regarding TA and RA appointments should be directed to the ECE Graduate Office.

Work-Study Students

The Federal Work-Study program is a need-based program of financial aid providing students an opportunity to work part-time in an approved on-campus or off-campus job. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hires qualified students to work in our administrative office and in various capacities with our IT team, WolfTech. Job duties range from filing and copying to coding web pages and providing tech support.

To find a listing of available jobs in the ECE Department, please visit the NC State Work-Study Openings site and select Electrical/Computer Engineering from the dropdown box under the Select Work Study Positions by Department section.

Provosts Experience Program

The PEP program was created by the Office of the Provost to create meaningful campus student employment opportunities with particular emphasis on expanding research enrichment and career development for undergraduate students regardless of financial need.

When grants are available, the ECE Communications Office and the WolfTech Web Development team provide positions open to all undergraduate students. These are posted on the campus employment portal, ePack.

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