Postdoctoral Fellow in Grant Operations Management and Creative Engagement

Posted on 05/25/2023

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

The Arts & Humanities Grant Studio (AHGS) is an engagement and support initiative in the Fine Arts and Humanities of the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill. Guided by a director and facilitated by a team of postdoctoral fellows, the AHGS reinforces the work of the university’s leading faculty, staff, and student humanists, assisting with the workload of and cultivating growth for grant-funded projects. What distinguishes the initiative is an integrative approach, one that seeks a culture shift in project-based work on campus that centers relationship building and dynamic collaboration.

This posting is for three (3) postdoctoral positions. By applying, applicants will be considered for all three vacancies.

The Postdoctoral Fellow in Grant Operations Management and Creative Engagement will provide essential leadership in supporting grant funded efforts and related activities in the Fine Arts and Humanities at UNC-Chapel Hill. The person in this position will develop new workflows to support existing humanistic project-based grant work, easing bottlenecks and increasing energy for follow-on grant applications. Responsibilities will include both administrative and relationship aspects of project management. Fellows will be integral in building collaborative networks across campus and community partners that will enhance knowledge of (and participation in) grant activities. Arts & Humanities Grant Studio Postdoctoral Fellows will also identify and curate stories that make evident the impact of humanities grant based work for public audiences, campus leadership, and grant funders.

These postdoctoral positions offer project management learning opportunities for recent PhD recipients who want to interpret the meaning and importance of engaged humanities to university and public audiences and who want to work with university partners beyond individually authored research. This position will involve significant independent work but will be supported by the AHGS director and a dynamic steering committee.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: 

Candidates for this position should have completed a PhD in a field within the Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, or Communications during the past five years

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience: 

Candidates should have excellent writing and oral communication skills. They must have a deep commitment to interpreting the value of academic work to both institutional and public audiences and the confidence to engage with diverse communities as they build long-term partnerships.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience: 

Preference for someone with experience in community engagement and/or familiarity with common media practices.

Special Instructions: 

This Postdoc is a two-year position, beginning August 1, 2023. Review of applicants will begin on May 11, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, List of References and a Writing/Research Sample. In addition, applicants are encouraged to submit a statement, uploaded as “other document,” which explains why this position fits their personal and professional goals.

Required Documents: 

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Writing/Research Sample

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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