Postdoctoral Fellow in Grant Operations Management and Creative Engagement

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
North Carolina, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 22, 2023

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Postdoctoral Fellow in Grant Operations Management and Creative Engagement

Job Code ID:  Post-Doc Research Associate

Salary Shown to Applicants (Hiring Range):  Dependent on Experience and/or Qualifications

Work Location:  Chapel Hill, NC

Department Description:  
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.

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.

Position Description:  
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.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:  
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.

Education 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

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

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Department Contact Name and Title:  Ashley Melzer, Director

Department Contact Telephone or Email:

Posting Open Date:  05/08/2023

Open Until Filled:  Yes

Office of Human Resources 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) 966-3576 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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