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University of North Carolina Offers Postdoctoral Fellowships to Minority Scholars

Wednesday, October 30, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Chapel Hill, NC—As part of a continuing commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and advancing scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity is pleased to announce the availability of postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years. The purpose of the program is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research and may teach only one course per fiscal year.

The program supports 10 postdoctoral scholars, engaged full-time in research and writing for a two-year term starting July 1. Fellows are provided in the program with research funds, program laptop, as well as department mentor, office, computer, health benefits and $39,874 annual salary. Meetings and workshops are structured for the purposes of networking, social interaction and supporting professional development of diversity postdoctoral scholars within the program.

Applications are due by November 15, 2013. Folklorists should indicate that they want to be considered for the Department of American Studies. To apply, go to http://research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/.


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