THE CAROLINA POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAM FOR FACULTY DIVERSITY
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS NOVEMBER 16, 2015 at 11:59 EST
As part of a continuing commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and advancing scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity (CPPFD) is pleased to offer postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years. The purpose of CPPFD is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research and may teach only one course per fiscal year. This program is funded by the State of North Carolina.
The CPPFD is a nationally recognized and extremely competitive program. We typically receive more than 750 applications per year and typically fund 4-5 new postdoctoral researchers per year.
$42,000 per calendar year and $2,000 per year research fund for research expenses, including travel.
Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree within the past five years and no later than July 1st of the current year.
The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities.
AN IMPORTANT SECONDARY CRITERION IS THE SUPPORT OF PROSPECTIVE DEPARTMENTS.
Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strongly encourages applications from American Indian, African American, and Hispanic scholars. (American Indian candidates should be enrolled citizens of a federally-recognized tribe or a North Carolina state-recognized tribe.)
Cover letter addressed to Vice Chancellor Barbara Entwisle
A statement of research plans (1-3 pages)
A personal statement on why you should be selected for this program (1–3 pages)
Writing samples (e.g., publications and/or dissertation chapters) – Visual Artists should include a portfolio of their artwork in lieu of writing samples.*
Three references for letters of recommendation
All Materials must be submitted through online application system to be accepted. Link will be active September 15, 2015
*VA Candidate’s Portfolio should include on a CD/DVD up to 16 images and/or 4 videos as well as a short description of each image/video. The CD/DVD should be mailed separately to
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
301 Bynum Hall, CB#4100
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-4100
The application deadline is November 16 at 11:59 EST.
For questions or additional information regarding the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity, please contact:
American Indian and Indigenous Studies (AIIS)
Jenny Tone-Pah-Hote (Kiowa Tribe)
Coodinator, AIIS (in American Studies) and
Assistant Professor of American Studies
Program Coordinator, CPPFD
Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs