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Posting Information

Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Scholar
Vacancy ID PDS001938
Department Study of American South - 312200
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Posting Details

Salary Range $50,000
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
Proposed Start Date 08/01/0018
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 02/12/2018
Posting Close Date 03/13/2018
Open Until Filled No
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

The UNC Center for the Study of the American South invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship in the history, culture, or society of the American South. The award includes a salary of $50,000 and health insurance, plus a research and travel fund. The fellow will have an affiliation with UNC’s Department of American Studies. The fellowship will support outstanding junior scholars as they revise book-length manuscripts on topics related to the South.

The Center especially welcomes proposals that will utilize the special collections of the UNC-CH Library or other research collections of the Triangle area, and that engage issues of contemporary relevance to the region, from any affiliated discipline. Public-facing and community-engaged work is encouraged. In addition to working on their own project, the fellow will also teach one course in Southern Studies.

Educational Requirements

Applicants must have received the PhD prior to the beginning of the fellowship year and no more than four years should have lapsed before the year begins. Scholars who have received tenure or published a previous scholarly book are not eligible. The CSAS Fellowship is a residential award, so Fellows are expected to reside within the Chapel Hill area and take an active part in the intellectual life of the Center.

Qualifications and Experience

PhD received by Aug. 1, 2018

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Patrick Horn
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Writing/research Sample
  5. Research Statement
Optional Documents

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