Online application will be available september 15 – deadline for submission is november 15
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 (CPPFD) is pleased to offer postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years. The purpose of CPPFD 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. This program is funded by the State of North Carolina.
The CPPFD is a nationally recognized and extremely competitive program. We typically receive more than 750 applications per year and typically fund 4-5 new postdoctoral researchers per year.
Guidelines – Application Term
Applications for study in any discipline represented on the campus are welcome. Please specify your discipline of interest when applying.
- $42,000 per calendar year
- $2,000 per year research fund for research expenses, including travel.
- Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree within the past five years and no later than July 1st of the current year.
- The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities.
- AN IMPORTANT SECONDARY CRITERION IS THE SUPPORT OF PROSPECTIVE DEPARTMENTS.
- Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strongly encourages applications from African American, Native American and Hispanic scholars.
- Cover letter addressed to Vice Chancellor Barbara Entwisle
- Curriculum vitae
- A statement of research plans (1-3 pages)
- A personal statement on why you should be selected for this program (1–3 pages)
- Writing samples (e.g., publications and/or dissertation chapters) – Visual Artists should include a portfolio of their artwork in lieu of writing samples.*
- Three references for letters of recommendation
*VA Candidate’s Portfolio should include on a CD/DVD up to 16 images and/or 4 videos as well as a short description of each image/video. The CD/DVD should be mailed separately to
Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
301 Bynum Hall, CB#4100
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-4100
The application deadline is November 15 at 11:59 EST.
For questions or additional information regarding the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity, please contact:
Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer