Post-Doc Research Associate

Job description

Position Title:

Post-Doc Research Associate

Vacancy ID:



School of Law - 360001

Position Type:

Postdoctoral Scholar


Full Time

Estimated Duration of Appointment:

12 Months

Posting Open Date:


Posting Close Date:


Open Until Filled:


Work Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Summary:

The UNC Center for Civil Rights uses high-impact advocacy to make America’s promise of justice, opportunity, and prosperity a reality for all people. Using strategies that also include community education, research, and public policy efforts, the Center is recognized nationally as one of the principals, university-based hubs of civil rights advocacy in the South.

The Fellow (Post-Doc Research Associate) will conduct research to address all areas of the Center’s work including educational advancement and community inclusion. The education work and research focus on improving the lives of children, families, and communities by advocating for pro-integration policies, defending civil rights desegregation laws, and pursuing fair and equitable resources for all students in K-12 public schools. The community inclusion work and research focus on combating the ongoing challenge of spatial inequality, including discriminatory land use policies and practices that have led to the physical, political, social, and economic exclusion and isolation of low-wealth and minority communities; housing discrimination and residential segregation; environmental injustice; and economic deprivation in minority families and communities.

Candidates for this position should have a strong commitment to civil rights and social justice work, excellent verbal, and written communications skills, be self-directed, can manage multiple assignments simultaneously and work with people with diverse perspectives and positions, and exhibit promising leadership potential through professional experiences or law school activities.

This is a one-year appointment. Raising funds for continuation of this position beyond one year is a high priority.

Educational Requirements:

Applicants must hold a J.D. or equivalent degree.

Qualifications and Experience:

Graduation from an ABA accredited Law School program within the last two years. Legal research experience in the areas of civil rights, education and/or community development. Admission to a State Bar within 6 months of employment. North Carolina Bar preferred. Practice experience is a plus.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions:

For information on UNC Postdoctoral Benefits and Services click here

Applicants should provide a list of at least three (3) references and include the following information for each reference:

1. Name,
2. Company Name,
3. Type of reference – Professional,
4. Supervisor, Colleague, Academic, or Personal.
5. Email Address
6. Contact Phone Number




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Job No:
Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 6/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time