Postdoctoral Fellow in Capitalism Studies

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
Closing date
Dec 10, 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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