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.

Core Competencies 

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.

Core Competencies

Core Competency Checklist

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.

Leadership Development

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.

Research Development

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:

Career Resources

Diversity Resources (PDF)