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Postdoctoral Fellow in Capitalism Studies

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Newell, North Carolina
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Dec 7, 2021

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Capitalism Studies The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of
North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a postdoctoral
fellow, whose research and teaching will enrich the university's
interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in Capitalism Studies. (For
more information about this program, visit its website at
Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment,
earned within the last eight years, 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.
The postdoctoral fellow will be appointed for a one-year term,
with the expectation of renewal for a second year, with teaching
responsibilities of one course per semester. The fellow is expected
to reside in the Charlotte area during the academic year and to
participate in scholarly activities and programming associated with
the interdisciplinary minor, one or more departments that align
most closely with the fellow's training and research, the college,
and the university. The salary for the postdoctoral fellow is
$50,000 per year, plus benefits, with an additional research and
travel account of $2,000 per year.
As the largest and most diverse college at UNC Charlotte, the
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 21 departments in the
humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and
mathematics, and military sciences, as well as 28 applied research
centers and interdisciplinary programs. With its 35 graduate
degrees and 78 undergraduate degree options, the College is
connected to the world and its concerns, and is particularly
supportive of the greater Charlotte region.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral,
research-intensive urban university, located on an expanding modern
campus. The second largest of the 16 UNC System campuses, UNC
Charlotte offers more than 30,000 culturally and ethnically diverse
students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree
programs. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community
Engagement campus and an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity
University. It supports faculty with excellent family and medical
leave policies, junior faculty development awards, internal faculty
research grant opportunities, and other research opportunities.
Charlotte offers a dynamic space to live, work and connect for
faculty, students, alumni, and staff, with its outstanding
cultural, recreational, and business amenities. As the 15th largest
U.S. city, Charlotte is consistently ranked one of the best cities
to live (#20 by U.S. News & World Report).
Please apply on-line at and include your
curriculum vita, a writing sample, a statement about teaching and
research, sample syllabi, and a list of three references.
Applicants should also submit a one-page diversity statement that
discusses past or future contributions to inclusive excellence in
the areas of research, teaching, and/or outreach. Applications
received by January 15, 2022, are assured full consideration.
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 Capitalism Studies program is particularly
interested in candidates who have experience working with students
from a diverse background and demonstrated commitment to improving
access to higher education for all students.
Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to
discuss how they address diversity and inclusion while teaching and
conducting research. Applicants are subject to a criminal
background check. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Research Associate, Location: Charlotte, NC - 28223
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