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Post Doctorate in Educational Research

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Position Information

General Information

Position Number POST40
Working Title Post Doctorate in Educational Research
Division Academic Affairs
Department College of Education (Col)
Work Unit Educational Leadership
Work Location
Vacancy Open To All Candidates
Position Designation Post Doc
Employment Type Temporary - Part-time
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule
Pay Rate $47,476 - $50,000
Minimum Experience/Education

The Postdoctoral appointee must have recently (within the last three years) been awarded a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Ed.D.)

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

An earned doctorate in educational research from an accredited university, or a doctorate in a closely related field aligned with program areas in the department. Preference will be given to the candidates with grant writing experience. Additional qualifications include: excellent written and oral communication skills; full- or part-time teaching experience at the university level; demonstrated ability to conduct research; the field of education through research, and evidence of scholarly contributions to publications, and presentations at professional meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities

A Postdoctoral Fellow (“postdoc”) is a professional apprenticeship designed to provide recent Ph.D. recipients with an opportunity to develop further the research skills acquired in their doctoral programs or to learn new research techniques, in preparation for an academic or research career. In the process of further developing their own research skills, it is expected that Postdoctoral Fellows will also play a significant role in the performance of research at the University and augment the role of graduate faculty in providing research instruction to graduate students. A Postdoctoral Fellow works under the supervision of a regular faculty member, who serves as a mentor to the Fellow, and it is expected that the faculty mentor will impart the realities, and variety, of scientific careers, and will encourage experiences in educational settings to broaden postdocs’ aspirations. The Fellow will work on developing research proposals and teach one master’s level introductory educational research course per semester.

Postdoc appointments are characterized by all of the following conditions:
• the appointee was recently (within the last three years) awarded a Ph.D.or equivalent doctorate (e.g., Ed.D.)
• the appointment is temporary;
• the appointment involves substantially full-time research, scholarship, and proposal writing;
• the appointment is viewed as preparatory for a full-time academic and/or research career;
• the appointment involves teaching one course per semester;
• the appointee works under the supervision of a faculty member; and
• the appointee has the freedom and is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of appointment.

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. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to criminal background check.

Other Work/Responsibilities
Necessary Licenses or Certifications
Proposed Hire Date 07/01/2018
Expected Length of Assignment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 03/01/2018
Posting Close Date
Special Notes to Applicants

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. Where did you learn about this posting?

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document