Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity

Posted: 9/28/2020 (Employment)

The UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Geography is recruiting applicants to the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity (CPPFD), a prestigious 2-year postdoc that has the goal of preparing recent PhDs for tenure track appointments at UNC-Chapel Hill. Our department’s nominations of postdoctoral fellows have been successful in the university-wide selection process in the past, and we have hired multiple tenure-track faculty through this mechanism. We hope to recruit another such scholar this year. The target applicants are US-born scholars from groups that are underrepresented in the academy, working in any subfield of geography. This is a full-time research appointment with no service obligations and the option of teaching a maximum of one course per year.The CPPFD program and our department provide strong mentorship to selected postdoctoral fellows. Applicants who are interested in ranking Geography as their first choice placement should identify potential faculty mentors in Geography and contact Geography faculty members Clark Gray (, Banu Gokariksel (, or Diego Riveros-Iregui ( for more information about applying.
$47,476 per calendar year
$2,000 per year research fund for research expenses, including travel.
Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree or terminal degree in their field within the past five years and no later than July 1st of the award 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 individuals who are lawfully eligible to work in the United States. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strongly encourages applications from individuals that have experience, background and/or scholarship that will contribute to the diversity of the campus community.
Application materials
Cover letter addressed to Vice Chancellor for Research
Curriculum vitae
A statement of research plans (1-3 pages)
A contribution to diversity statement on why you should be selected for this program (1–3 pages)
Writing samples (e.g., publications and/or dissertation chapters)
Two references for letters of recommendation
Applications are accepted September 15th-November 15th.

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Deadline: 11/15/2020

Location: UNC Chapel Hill