Recruiting scholars for the 2022 Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity

UNC-Chapel Hill is accepting applications for the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity (CPPFD). The program aims to develop and support scholars from different backgrounds, with potential advancement to tenure track faculty appointments at UNC or other research universities.

Research appointments start July 1st and last two years. During that time, scholars will engage in full-time research and writing and may teach one course per year. Fellows will receive: 

  • $50,000 annual salary
  • Research funds
  • Departmental mentor(s) 
  • Office
  • Computer
  • Health benefits

In addition, meetings and workshops will provide scholars opportunities for networking, social interaction and professional development.

Applications for study in any discipline are welcome, but attention will be given to applicants whose research goals align with those of the Global Food Research Program (GFRP). This includes interests in any of our focus policy areas, including: 

  • Federal food assistance programs,
  • Food marketing,
  • Food labeling,
  • School food environments,
  • Taxes and fiscal incentives, or
  • Other policies to promote healthier, sustainable diets.

At GFRP, scholars can collaborate with a team of diverse professionals and students with expertise in epidemiology, economics, nutrition and dietetics, statistical analyses, and communications to research the impacts of national and international food and nutrition policies. Our goal in this work is to inform on policies to reduce diet-related disparities in health and prevent and reduce obesity and other diet-related, non-communicable diseases. 

More information

Interested applicants can learn more at the CPPFD website. Directions for the electronic submission are provided at the application site. Questions about our research projects at GFRP may be directed to Shu Wen Ng or Lindsey Smith Taillie, and general questions about the CPPFD program may be directed to program coordinator, Jennifer Pruitt

Applications are due by 11:59PM EST November 15, 2021, with recommendations due no later than November 22, 2021


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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