Durham Careers

Career Opportunities at NCSSM-Durham

NCSSM fosters an environment of collaboration across departments and divisions and supports community-engaged service and research. NCSSM is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract equally diverse applicant pools for all positions. NCSSM is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and we are strongly committed to increasing faculty and staff diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you are an individual with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process, please contact us at hr@ncssm.edu

Positions are administered in accordance with the provisions and requirements of that Act and are referred to as Subject to the Human Resources Act or SHRA positions. However, two categories of positions have been largely exempted from coverage under this Act. These positions are considered Exempt from the Human Resources Act or EHRA. They are Instructional positions and Senior Academic & Administrative Officer (SAAO) positions. Positions that are currently open for recruitment are listed below.

NCSSM is an EEO/eVerify/VEVRAA Employer.

How to Apply

Submit an electronic application via http://www.nc.gov/jobs. Please create an account, search for a vacancy, and submit the online application.

Download the paper application for State of North Carolina employment.

For additional information or questions, please contact hr@ncssm.edu

SHRA Career Opportunities​ — Durham

EHRA Career Opportunities — Durham​

Temporary Employment Opportunities — Durham


North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) is a world-class public high school with statewide reach empowering academically talented students from diverse backgrounds from every corner of the state to design their own future. We offer residential high school programs in Durham and Morganton for juniors and seniors or virtual high school courses and programs that students can take alongside their local curriculum, all tuition free. Our wide array of summer offerings for rising 5th- through 12th-graders includes free opportunities for in-state students alongside paid options for students from anywhere in the world. NCSSM Extended Learning partners with communities and regions to advance student learning and outcomes.

Specializing in science, technology, engineering, and math, and embracing the fine arts and humanities, NCSSM has become the model for 18 such specialized schools around the globe since its founding in 1980 and is a full constituent of the University of North Carolina System. NCSSM’s Ignite + Transform comprehensive campaign seeks to raise $50 million in private support for our mission.

The new NCSSM-Morganton campus opened in 2022 for summer programs and its first fall academic term. NCSSM-Morganton focuses on the booming fields of data science and artificial intelligence, preparing the leaders of tomorrow to navigate a future driven by data and machine learning, with emphasis on the humanistic implications and ethical use of these tools.

Nearly two-thirds of NCSSM graduates earn a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field — over three times the national average, including 58 percent of our underrepresented minority graduates, which is nearly four times the national average. Nearly three-quarters have earned or are seeking a graduate degree. A 2020 economic impact study found that 54 percent of our alumni continue to live and work in North Carolina, catalyzing nearly $1.3 billion in annual economic activity. NCSSM values the diversity in our student body, and all members of the NCSSM community are expected to foster a safe environment of respect and inclusion for all faculty, staff, and students.

For more information, please read the NCSSM strategic plan and visit ncssm.edu.

NCSSM is an EEO/eVerify/VEVRAA Employer