Post-Doctoral Scholar

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

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Functional Title:

Post-Doctoral Scholar

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Position Eclass:

EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The School of Nursing is entering a new era to Transform the Future of Nursing with Inclusive Communities, Passionate People, Innovative Practices, and Extraordinary Outcomes. We value and strive for diversity, respect, open communication, and excellence among students, staff, and faculty. The school is CCNE accredited and is an NLN Center of Excellence in Promoting the Pedagogical Expertise of Faculty. The School of Nursing has over 635 students enrolled in BSN, RN-BSN, MSN, MSN/MBA, DNP, and Ph.D. programs. Please visit our website at

Position Summary:

The School of Nursing is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative Post-Doctoral Nursing Scholar to conduct research training, with an emphasis on interventions for the prevention and management of chronic illness and health disparities. The initial appointment will be for one year. Re-appointment or continuation for the second year is contingent on appropriate productivity (e.g., submitted papers, abstracts, applications for funding) and progress towards training goals during year one. The Post-Doctoral Scholar will work under the supervision of a tenured faculty member who will serve as a mentor. The mentor and trainee will collaborate to develop a training plan that will guide activities and provide evaluation criteria. Trainees may enroll in coursework to enhance their skills. However, academic coursework is not the focus of this position and will be minimal. Trainees will have mentored research experiences with SON and interdisciplinary faculty, including grant writing, research seminars, research team meetings, assisting with data collection/analysis, and writing IRB applications. In the process of further developing their own research skills, the Post-Doctoral Scholar will be expected to conduct independent research and assist with the conduct of collaborative research, disseminate research findings in high-level journals, engage in the mentoring of graduate students, and contribute productively to the research enterprise of the School of Nursing. The SON considers this post-doctoral position a full-time commitment with very limited outside employment. A competitive salary, tuition assistance, health insurance, and travel and research project funding are available.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must be: a.) a registered nurse (RN) with an active unrestricted North Carolina (or Compact) license at time of employment (If holding a compact license, the person must be licensed in NC within three months of employment date), b.) hold a research doctorate (Ph.D.) in nursing or closely related field, c.) have a planned research trajectory that matches SON, university and NIH priorities, d.) exhibit fluency in English language, both written and spoken, e.) proof of US citizenship or permanent residency, and f.) demonstrate a very good knowledge of quantitative analysis methods.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference for those who have experience, training, education, and a research focus on vulnerable populations and chronic disease prevention or maintenance (e.g. diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, child health, systems).

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application for employment to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application. The application must be completed in full detail for your qualifications to be considered.
Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Diversity Statement

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that include:
  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic, or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range:

$68,010 - $71,750

Org #-Department:

Dean's Office - NU - 12801

Job Open Date:


Open Until Filled:




Type of Appointment:


If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.:

One-year appointment with option for renewal for second year.

Number of Months per Year:




Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Human subject protection assistance and IRB internal review

Essential Tasks:

Assist with developing, writing, editing, and reviewing IRB applications (revisions, modifications, and unanticipated events) with studies for self and others.

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Recruitment, fidelity checks, and data collection for studies (mixture of self and others).

Essential Tasks:

Assist with implementation of studies for various populations, settings, and data sources on studies for self and others.

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Manuscript preparation, editing, and review

Essential Tasks:

Assist with developing, writing, and editing manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals for self and others. The expectation is to submit at least two manuscripts for publication as co-author by the end of the first year of the experience.

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Data coding and analysis on studies (mixture of self and others).

Essential Tasks:

Assist with developing codebooks, writing syntax, and conducting analyses for self and others.

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Grant writing and development.

Essential Tasks:

Assist with developing, writing, and editing grants for submission to external funding sources for self and others. The expectation is to submit a grant as PI or co-PI by the end of the initial year.

Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - O, Reading - F, Writing - F, Eye-hand coordination - F, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F

Work Environment:

Inside - C


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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