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Epigenome/Epigenetics and Environmentally-Influenced Disease Faculty Position

As one of the leading land-grant institutions in the nation, North Carolina State University is proud to announce the continuation of its Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, a major initiative of the University’s 2011-2020 strategic plan, “The Pathway to the Future.”   NC State aims to hire forty-three faculty members in twelve research areas or “clusters” to promote interdisciplinary scholarship and the development of innovative curricula in emerging areas of strategic strength  In the past two years, NC State has hired twenty-four cluster faculty and this year intends to hire another nineteen faculty to complete the first cohort of its cluster hire program.

The NC State Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE) invites applications for a 4th faculty member to complete the research cluster in Environmental Health Science. The goal of CHHE is to stimulate interdisciplinary research aimed at understanding how human health, at both the individual and population level, is impacted by environmental factors and to utilize this understanding to prevent or reduce the adverse impacts of these factors on human health (  This tenured/tenure track faculty cluster aims to recruit an Epigenome Scientist to elucidate the relationships among environmental stressors, the epigenome  and phenotype.  Example areas include trans-generational effects, developmental effects, and gene regulation and disease effects. Faculty rank (assistant, associate or professor) is contingent upon qualifications and experience.  Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD, MD, DVM, or equivalent degree who have an established and externally funded research program.  However, exceptional junior candidates will be considered.  The successful candidate is expected to participate in collaborative, multi-investigator research and training initiatives that include NC State biologists, toxicologists, geneticists, bioinformaticists, statisticians, epidemiologists and engineers to maintain a high impact program in environmental health science. The departmental affiliation of the candidate will be based on the specifics of the research program and expertise.

To apply, please visit to complete the Applicant Profile (position # 00102600).  Applicants should include curriculum vitae, cover letter, research statement (letter of intent describing research interests/program), and the names and addresses of three references the committee may contact.  The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2013 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.  Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to: Dr. Rob Smart, Chair, Search Committee (919) 515-7245

 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, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, NC State University welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation.  We welcome the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148