Postdoctoral Fellow AGEP-NC Project; ADVANCE

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
UNC Charlotte

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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Position Number:


Working Title:

Postdoctoral Fellow AGEP-NC Project; ADVANCE


Academic Affairs


Academic Affairs (Adm)

Work Unit:

Acad Aff Funds Expended By Others

Work Location:

UNC Charlotte

Vacancy Open To:

All Candidates

Position Designation:

Post Doc

Employment Type:

Temporary - Part-time

Hours per week:


Pay Rate:

47,476.00 Minimum

Minimum 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.). Postdoctoral appointee must have expertise and advanced skills in quantitative survey analysis, including mastery of statistical programs, such as SPSS, R, STATA, or MPlus.

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education::

* Possess a doctoral degree in a field relevant to Educational Research and Measurement. Fields of interest include, but are not limited to, education, statistics/decision sciences, sociology.Expertise and/or interest in culturally responsive pedagogy, racial equity, mentoring

Demonstrate experience and interest in the use of both quantitative and qualitative analysis.

* Possess a record of scholarly publication and presentation in these areas: STEM education, doctoral education, mentoring
* Have exceptional experience and record in quantitative and qualitative methods, especially analysis and writing, as demonstrated through any or all of the following: A record of publication including data cleaning (e.g., multiple imputation), a record of research conference presentations that included reports of analysis, a record of research grant funding* Comfort and demonstrated ability in all of the following:Written and oral communication.
A team science model.
Collaborative approach to research and training.
Initiative, independence, and integrity.
Ability to work on sensitive subject matter in a mature manner.

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.

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.

The holder of the postdoctoral fellowship will:

* Prepare datasets for and support the execution of data analysis (both quantitative and qualitative)* Assist with social science research project management including storage organization and preparation of datasets and other related research artifacts for repository deposit
* Co-author project-related institutional review board (IRB) and other regulatory documents.
* Co-author project-related scholarly and other outputs, including conducting literature reviews, submitting and presenting at conferences, etc.
* Participate in weekly supervision and mentoring meetings with the social science researcher/PI* Participate in social science research team meetings
* Participate in an individualized mentoring plan (IMP) with the social science researcher/PI
* Participate in professional development opportunities* Participate in co-teaching opportunities if applicableWe are seeking a candidate who can start Summer 2022 (or earlier) but will consider a Fall 2022 start date. Applicants who are prepared to make a full-time, two-year commitment will be given preference; renewal for the second year will be contingent on performance in Year 1. Duties can be completed virtually.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.

Other Work/Responsibilities:

This NSF AGEP funded project (NC-AGEP) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow. The postdoctoral fellow will join the social science research team as a research associate to assist with data management, preparation, and analysis (quantitative and qualitative), and dissemination of the STEM doctoral mentoring study in collaboration with members of the social science research team. Expertise in quantitative data analysis is required. The research explores perceptions of mentoring among various stakeholders using a qualitative case study design supported by survey instrumentation to better understand how STEM doctoral mentoring supports culturally liberative outcomes.

Additionally, the postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to be involved in co-teaching a qualitative research methods course as well as participate in professional development opportunities offered both inside and outside of the university.University of North Carolina at Charlotte houses the postdoctoral research fellowship.

Expected Length of Assignment:

2 years

Posting Open Date:


Special Notes to Applicants:

Please provide in the letter of interest or personal statement, evidence of your expertise and/or interest in culturally responsive pedagogy, racial equity, mentoring as well as experience and interest in the use of both quantitative and qualitative analysis.
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.


About Us

UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region. 

Located in the state’s largest metropolitan area, UNC Charlotte is among the fastest growing universities in the UNC System.  A large public university with a small college feel, UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus is the home away from home for more than 29,000 students.  The University offers internationally competitive research and creative activity opportunities and exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs coupled with a focused set of community engagement initiatives that enrich the region’s quality of life.

In fulfilling our mission, we envision a University that promises:

  • An accessible and affordable quality education that equips students with intellectual and professional skills, ethical principles, and an international perspective.
  • A strong foundation in liberal arts and opportunities for experiential education to enhance students’ personal and professional growth.
  • A robust intellectual environment that values social and cultural diversity, free expression, collegiality, integrity, and mutual respect.
  • A safe, diverse, team-oriented, ethically responsible, and respectful workplace environment that develops the professional capacities of our faculty and staff.

To achieve a leadership position in higher education, we will:

  • Rigorously assess our progress toward our institutional, academic, and administrative plans using benchmarks appropriate to the goals articulated by our programs and in our plans.
  • Serve as faithful stewards of the public and private resources entrusted to us and provide effective and efficient administrative services that exceed the expectations of our diverse constituencies.
  • Create meaningful collaborations among university, business, and community leaders to address issues and opportunities of the region.
  • Develop an infrastructure that makes learning accessible to those on campus and in our community and supports the scholarly activities of the faculty.
  • Pursue opportunities to enhance personal wellness through artistic, athletic, or recreational activities.
  • Operate an attractive, environmentally responsible and sustainable campus integrated with the retail and residential neighborhoods that surround us.

Dual Career

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is committed to the recruitment and retention of highly qualified and productive faculty, administrators, and other professional staff members. We recognize that career decisions are influenced by family considerations.  For up to one year from the date of an employee’s relocation to Charlotte, the University will assist the employee’s  spouse or domestic partner with efforts to find employment within the University and/or within the surrounding area.

Diversity at UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte is committed to cultivating diversity and inclusion throughout the campus. Our campus community is comprised of people who represent the wide breadth of gender identities, sexualities, races and ethnicities, faith traditions, nationalities, and other social groups and backgrounds.  All of these identities and experiences enrich the University as a whole.  UNC Charlotte strives to celebrate and leverage the benefits of this diversity, and to sustain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

To learn more about plans, programs, resources and news and events relating to diversity and inclusion at UNC Charlotte please use the following link:

To access the full text of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion please use the following link:

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Overview of the UNC Charlotte Plan for Campus Diversity, Access and Inclusion.

The goal of quality education for all at UNC Charlotte is the foundation for our Diversity Plan.  At its fullest potential, higher education allows students to interact with people from different backgrounds and to engage a range of ideas and perspectives.  This educational experience cultivates the skills that graduates will need to function adeptly in a global society.  

As North Carolina and the Charlotte region undergo rapid population growth and demographic change, UNC Charlotte must respond to the needs of a more diverse student population. It is imperative that the University prepare its students to become leaders and thriving citizens in a pluralistic and multicultural society. In adopting our Diversity Plan, we affirm that:


    • We believe that a diverse faculty, staff and student body are critical in advancing teaching, scholarship, and community engagement at UNC Charlotte.
    • We are committed to enhancing opportunities for living, working and learning in a diverse environment
    • We are committed to educating our students to interact effectively and respectfully in the global community. 

      The Plan identifies components of a diverse campus community and outlines steps toward building an inclusive environment that promotes the success of all students, faculty, and staff. It is a living document that affirms our institutional values and is designed to offer guidance to University departments and units for achieving the University goals for diversity.  The seven broad objectives of the Diversity Plan are:

      1: Promote a broad understanding of goals for diversity, access, and inclusion for the University through active outreach to the campus community.

      2: Recruit and graduate a diverse student body that reflects community diversity and addresses the state’s need to increase access to higher education for historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students.

      3: Increase the recruitment of underrepresented faculty and advance their progression through the faculty ranks.

                  4: Increase the representation of staff from underrepresented groups.

      5: Ensure the presence of institutional environments and course development that enhance learning and appreciation for the full range of diversity.

      6: Develop external relationships with the community to enhance diversity on and off campus.

                  7: Ensure the Success of the Plan through Assessment, Accountability, and Recognition.


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