The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow, whose research and teaching will enrich the university’s new interdisciplinary minor, for undergraduates, in Capitalism Studies. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in an appropriate discipline, such as anthropology, economics, geography, history, public policy, or sociology. Applicants must have an active research agenda that engages directly with the specific theme chosen for 2020-22: capitalism and environmental sustainability. 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. Applicants must also show potential for professional development as a scholar and teacher. They must also demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, as values in the college and the university. Applicants should discuss that commitment in the initial application materials; further discussion will be expected at the interview stage.
The postdoctoral fellow will be appointed for a two-year term, 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.
UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. Over 29,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 21 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and military sciences, as well as 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 24 master’s degrees, 12 graduate certificates, and 32 undergraduate degrees.
As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.
Screening of applications will begin February 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu. Applicants should be prepared to submit three letters of recommendation, but these will be requested only after the initial rounds of screening. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.