As part of a continuing commitment to building a culturally inclusive intellectual community and advancing scholars from different backgrounds 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 who can contribute to the diversity of thought within the campus community 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.


  • $50,000 per calendar year (STEM disciplines-based on qualifications)
  • $2,000 per year research fund for research expenses, including travel.


  • Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree or terminal degree in their field within the past five years and no later than July 1st of the award year.
  • The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure track appointments at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other research universities.
  • An important secondary criterion is the support of prospective departments.
  • Preference will be given to individuals who are lawfully eligible to work in the United States. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strongly encourages applications from individuals that have experience, background and/or scholarship that will contribute to the diversity of the campus community..

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