Job Opportunities with NC State ECE

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.


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.

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