Career Development Resources
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs endeavors to prepare postdoctoral scholars for a range of professional endeavors, from faculty appointments to industry careers, entrepreneurship, government and nonprofit work.
Most importantly, early on in their postdoctoral appointment, postdocs should work on their Individual Development Plan (IDP) on their own and with their adviser(s). This IDP will serve as a road map to the career(s) you want to pursue after your postdoc.
Individual Development Plan
Explore Career Options & Formulate a Training Plan
NC State Professional Development ProgrammingWorkshops & Development Series Academic Packways: Gearing up for Faculty Accelerate to Industry Writing Support Teaching & Communication Certificate
In an era of increasing complexity for the research enterprise, postdoctoral scholars pursue professional opportunities not only in academia but also in industry, government, nonprofits, and entrepreneurship.
National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) has established six core competencies to offer guidance to individual postdoctoral scholars who must seek out relevant training experiences, in collaboration with mentors, institutions, and other advisors who provide this training.
Research and Writing Support
The National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development (NCFDD) provides support to postdoctoral scholars and faculty to increase their research and writing productivity.
Membership is Free to postdoctoral Scholars. Register with you ncsu email address as your username.
Pathways Leadership Development Program is a two-semester program designed to enhance interpersonal effectiveness and leadership propensity. Pathways is designed for high-performing individuals, emerging and team leaders, and program/project managers. The program is available to all postdoctoral scholars.
The Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development has launched a pilot initiative to assist early career and mid-career faculty of NC State in different aspects of research and proposal development. This initiative includes two programs:
- Science Careers from the Journal Science
- Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Career Center
- National Institute of Health (NIH) Career Resources
Diversity Resources (PDF)