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Executive Search Services (ESS) is NC State University’s internal executive recruitment service committed to identifying and recruiting outstanding external talent to NC State. Our services are targeted for EHRA and faculty Director and higher level executive searches resulting in the “best” hires for NC State via a dedicated internal resource and partner in the hiring process.

We are your business partner, interested exclusively in attracting top quality professionals and faculty to NC State. Since the unit’s inception in 2007, ESS has partnered with the Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost, Advancement, Finance and Business, Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development, and many of the 10 colleges to successfully fill senior level leadership positions.

There are many advantages in selecting ESS to handle your most important search requirements: a dedicated, professional and experienced recruitment team with first-hand understanding of the NC State culture and geographic area; in depth prospect research; targeting candidates who truly meet your needs; presenting qualified, interested, motivated, and diverse pools including passive candidates who “didn’t know they were looking.”

ESS conducts searches on a fee basis at a fraction of the cost of external search firms. As employees of NC State Human Resources, we are able to utilize talented and dedicated staff members to effectively collaborate and provide the highest level of customer service to our business partners. Our ultimate goal is to provide the “red carpet treatment” to our candidates and customers.

For more information, contact:
Justin Lang, Director, Executive Search Services at (919) 513-1963 or