Postdoctoral Fellow in Capitalism StudiesDivision:
Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)Work Unit:
HistoryVacancy Open To:
All CandidatesPosition Designation:
Post DocEmployment Type:
Temporary - Part-timeHours per week:
$47,476 MinimumMinimum Experience/Education:
The Postdoctoral appointee must have recently (within the last eight years) been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.)Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education::
Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in an appropriate discipline, such as Africana studies, anthropology, economics, geography, history, philosophy, political science, public policy, public health, sociology, or women’s and gender studies. Applicants must have an active research agenda that engages directly with the specific theme chosen for 2022-24: capitalism and inequality. Furthermore, applicants must demonstrate a commitment to teaching in a diverse environment and provide evidence of teaching experience or preparation for college teaching. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are prepared to teach upper-level topics courses for undergraduates on subjects related to their own research, as well as an “Introduction to Capitalism Studies” course, required of all minors. Duties and Responsibilities:
A Postdoctoral Fellow (""postdoc"") is a professional apprenticeship designed to provide recent Ph.D. recipients with an opportunity to develop further the research skills acquired in their doctoral programs or to learn new research techniques, in preparation for an academic or research career. In the process of further developing their own research skills, it is expected that Postdoctoral Fellows will also play a significant role in the performance of research at the University and augment the role of graduate faculty in providing research instruction to graduate students. A Postdoctoral Fellow works under the supervision of a regular faculty member, who serves as a mentor to the Fellow, and it is expected that the faculty mentor will impart the realities, and variety, of scientific careers, and will encourage experiences outside the laboratory to broaden postdocs’ aspirations. Within the confines of the particular research focus assigned by that faculty member, the Postdoctoral Fellow functions with a considerable degree of independence and has the freedom (and is expected) to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of appointment. Thus, the role of Postdoctoral Fellows is clearly differentiated from full-time technical employees. Other Work/Responsibilities:
Postdoc appointments are characterized by all of the following conditions:
* the appointee was recently (within the last eight years) awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Sc.D., M.D.);
* the appointment is temporary;
* the appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship;
* the appointment is viewed as preparatory for a full-time academic and/or research career;
* the appointee works under the supervision of a faculty member; and
* the appointee has the freedom and is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of appointment.
As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Applicants subject to criminal background check.
The appointee will also participate in scholarly activities and programming associated with the interdisciplinary minor in Capitalism Studies, and in one or more departments that align most closely with the fellow’s training and research.Proposed Hire Date:
07/01/2022Expected Length of Assignment:
12 months (we do expect to renew for a second 12 mos.)Posting Open Date:
11/15/2021Posting Close Date:
01/15/2022Special Notes to Applicants:
Please upload the following documents with your electronic submission:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Statement of research, teaching, and leadership
4. Contact information for references
5. Writing sample
6. Diversity statement
7. Sample syllabi
UNC Charlotte is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.
The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.