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Leaders in What's Next

The future poses stark challenges for food, agriculture, energy, and the environment. At the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, we believe the future belongs to those who command it.

We are expanding our extraordinary faculty and staff to help students, stakeholders, alumni, and partners transform the challenges of tomorrow into opportunities that benefit the world.

What we Think and Do helps define what’s next, and we want you to join us.

We’re Hiring

Future Home of $160M Plant Sciences Research Complex

NC Plant Sciences Initiative positions NC State as the global leader for plant sciences innovation and education.

Learn more about the NC Plant Sciences Initiative.

Our Time Is Now

We transform challenges into agriculture and life sciences opportunities that benefit our state, the nation and the world. And we’re just getting started.

With the support of our partners and a unified vision, we are leveraging our state’s agriculture and life sciences strengths to launch the NC Plant Sciences Initiative and a new Food Processing Innovation Center. Both will increase the value of our state’s 90+ varieties, and grow jobs in the rural communities that need them most.

Help us lead what’s next. Join us and Think and Do at CALS.

Helping Grow Food Manufacturing Jobs

NC State partners with NC Department of Agriculture to make the Food Processing Innovation Center vision a reality.

Learn more about the FPIC.

A Great Place To Be

Raleigh and the Triangle area are consistently ranked among the top communities to live, work and raise a family, and we are one of the fastest growing regions in the country.

Drawing from three nationally acclaimed research universities, and the success of the Research Triangle Park, we are home to a diverse mix of large and emerging life sciences and technology companies.

Centrally located in the middle of the state, Raleigh is just a few hours from the beach and the mountains. Like the more than 100,000 moving to NC each year, once you’re here, you’ll never want to leave.


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NC State Extension Gets Local

We're providing locally-focused services in all 100 counties in the state and the Eastern Band of Cherokee.

Lean how we make North Carolina better.

We Are Investing in Faculty Positions

The 78 faculty positions we’re hiring represent a strategic investment unlike any from our peers. With the support of our provost, our chancellor and CALS administration, we are hiring the best and the brightest minds available to maintain and grow our leadership position today and well into the future. Put your passion to work at NC State.

Explore our current openings to see how you can be part of our search for solutions to the grand challenges:

Animal and Ecological Systems

Animal and Poultry Waste, Assistant Professor – Open

Animal Science Genetics, Assistant Professor – Coming Soon

Animal Well Being, Assistant Professor – Hire Pending

Endocrinology, Assistant Professor – Hire Pending

Extrusion and Value Added, Assistant Professor – Coming Soon

Dairy Extension, Assistant Professor – Filled

Extension Swine Specialist, Assistant Professor – Filled

Neurophysiology, Assistant Professor – Filled

Phytoactives and Tissue Regeneration, Assistant Professor – Filled

Phytoactives and Tissue Regeneration, Associate Professor – Filled

Poultry Science Department Head, Professor – Filled

Quantitative Fisheries Biologist (CMAST), Assistant Professor – Filled

Turkey Specialist, Associate Professor – Filled

Urban Ecologist, Assistant Professor – Filled


Food, Biochemical and Engineered Systems

Director of the Seafood Technology Program, Assistant Professor – Open

Metabolic Engineering, Assistant Professor – Open

Plant Abiotic Stress Metabolic Response, Assistant Professor – Open

Biochemistry Nutrition Metabolism, Assistant Professor – Coming Soon

Center for Aseptic Processing and Packaging Studies, Assistant Professor – Coming Soon

Center for Aseptic Processing and Packaging Studies – Food Entrepreneurship/Manufacturing, Assistant Professor – Coming Soon

Precision Agriculture, Assistant Professor – Filled

Biological Agriculture Engineering, Assistant Professor – Filled

Cellular Detoxification Specialist, Professor – Filled

Climate Change, Assistant Professor – Filled

Director of Marine Aquaculture Research Center, Associate Professor – Filled

Fluvial/River Mechanics, Assistant Professor – Filled

Molecular and Structural Biochemistry Department Head, Professor – Filled

Principal Investigator of the Biosystems Analytics Lab, Assistant Professor – Filled

Translational Nutrition, Associate Professor – Filled

Translational Nutrition, Professor – Filled


Human and Resource Systems

Positive Youth Development, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist – Open

Grain Production and Supply Chain Management, Assistant Professor – Open

Water Resource Economics, Assistant Professor – Open

Horticultural Management Economics, Assistant Professor – Coming Soon

Sustainable Energy Systems and Policy Cluster, Associate Professor – Coming Soon

4-H Specialist, Assistant Professor – Filled

Agricultural Resource Economics Department Head, Professor – Filled

Agriculture and Teacher Education, Assistant Professor – Filled

Applied Econometrics, Assistant Professor – Filled

Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Economics, Associate Professor – Filled

Global Development Economics, Assistant Professor – Filled

SnapEd Specialist, Assistant Professor – Filled


Plant, Insect, Microbe and Soil Systems

Biochemical Interactome, Assistant Professor – Open

Emerging Plant Disease and Food Security, Associate Professor – Open

Modeling of Plant Development, Assistant professor – Open

Soybean Extension, Assistant Professor – Open

Weed Extension – Cotton and Corn, Assistant Professor – Open

Nutrient Management – Animal Waste, Assistant Professor – Coming Soon

Peanut Cultivar Developer – Hire Pending Phytobacteriologist, Assistant Professor – Coming Soon

Quantitative Genetics Breeding Director, Assistant Professor – Coming Soon

Translational Genomics and Gene Editor, Assistant Professor – Coming Soon

Urban Entomology, Assistant Professor – Coming Soon

Agronomy Ag Institute, Assistant Professor – Filled

Emerging Plant Disease and Food Security Specialist, Associate Professor – Filled

Emerging Plant Disease and Food Security Specialist, Professor – Filled

Evolutionary Ecology, Assistant Professor – Filled

Gut Microbiome, Assistant, Associate, Professor – Filled

Insect Biodiversity, Assistant Professor – Filled

Microbiomes and Complex Microbiome Specialist, Assistant Professor – Filled

Nutritional Genomics, Assistant, Associate, Full Professor  – Filled

Pedologist, Assistant Professor – Filled

Pomologist, Assistant Professor – Filled

Precision Pest Ecology, Assistant Professor – Filled

Rhizosphere, Assistant Professor – Filled

Small Fruit Extension Specialist, Assistant Professor – Filled

Small Grains, Assistant Professor – Filled

Soil Management – Center for Environmental Farming Systems, Assistant Professor – Filled

Tobacco Pathology, Assistant Professor – Filled

Weed Ecology, Assistant Professor – Filled