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Post-Doc Research Associate
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Date Posted 06/03/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Information

Position Title Post-Doc Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS003106
Department School of Law - 360001
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 06/02/2021
Posting Close Date 06/18/2021
Open Until Filled No
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

The UNC Center for Civil Rights uses high-impact advocacy to make America’s promise of justice, opportunity, and prosperity a reality for all people. Using strategies that also include community education, research, and public policy efforts, the Center is recognized nationally as one of the principals, university-based hubs of civil rights advocacy in the South.

The Fellow (Post-Doc Research Associate) will conduct research to address all areas of the Center’s work including educational advancement and community inclusion. The education work and research focus on improving the lives of children, families, and communities by advocating for pro-integration policies, defending civil rights desegregation laws, and pursuing fair and equitable resources for all students in K-12 public schools. The community inclusion work and research focus on combating the ongoing challenge of spatial inequality, including discriminatory land use policies and practices that have led to the physical, political, social, and economic exclusion and isolation of low-wealth and minority communities; housing discrimination and residential segregation; environmental injustice; and economic deprivation in minority families and communities.

Candidates for this position should have a strong commitment to civil rights and social justice work, excellent verbal, and written communications skills, be self-directed, can manage multiple assignments simultaneously and work with people with diverse perspectives and positions, and exhibit promising leadership potential through professional experiences or law school activities.

This is a one-year appointment. Raising funds for continuation of this position beyond one year is a high priority.

Educational Requirements

Applicants must hold a J.D. or equivalent degree.

Qualifications and Experience

Graduation from an ABA accredited Law School program within the last two years. Legal research experience in the areas of civil rights, education and/or community development. Admission to a State Bar within 6 months of employment. North Carolina Bar preferred. Practice experience is a plus.

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.

Special Instructions

For information on UNC Postdoctoral Benefits and Services click here

Applicants should provide a list of at least three (3) references and include the following information for each reference:

1. Name,
2. Company Name,
3. Type of reference – Professional,
4. Supervisor, Colleague, Academic, or Personal.
5. Email Address
6. Contact Phone Number

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Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Department Contact Name and Title Chris Castelloe, Human Resources Director School of Law
Department Contact Telephone or Email
Postdoctoral Affairs Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to

Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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