Welcome to The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

At UNC Charlotte, we believe that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body are critical in advancing teaching, scholarship, and community engagement at UNC Charlotte. In the 21st century, an increasingly diverse society and a global economy are drivers for diversity in higher education. As North Carolina and the Charlotte region undergo rapid population growth and demographic change, UNC Charlotte must respond to the needs of a more diverse student population. Thus, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellowship is pleased to provide a Program for the appointment of multicultural postdoctoral researchers for a period of two years. The Program aims to develop scholars of all backgrounds and identities, including backgrounds and identities historically marginalized in STEM, for tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and other research universities. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research, must be in residence each semester, and may teach only one course per fiscal year.

We are pleased to announce that in 2019, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte joined the University of California’s Partnership for Faculty Diversity to help support our Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities at UNC Charlotte.

As a result of this partnership, applications for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellow Position must now be submitted via the online application portal housed on the University of California’s Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship website. Please review the eligibility requirements for our program prior to submitting your application.

The Applications for 2024-25 year are open September 1, 2023 and close November 1, 2023

The deadline for faculty mentor and reference letters is December 1, 2023

The UNC Charlotte Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports 2 Postdoctoral scholars engaged in full-time research and writing for a two-year term starting August 1. Fellows in the program are provided with a $47,476 annual salary plus a small research/travel fund as well as an office, computer, health benefits, and a formal mentoring plan. Teaching support and opportunities are available to fellows.

Postdoctoral support – both for Postdoctoral fellows in this program and other Postdoctoral fellows on campus, including professional development brown bags and workshops. The goals of these sessions are to facilitate both professional development and networking and social support.

Applications for study are limited to STEM applications at this time. Please specify your discipline of interest when applying.

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List of Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellows and Their Current Positions

Dr. Daniel August Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Caryn Bell Assistant Professor, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University

Dr. Shelvesha Burkes Data Scientist, Syngenta, Charlotte, NC

Dr. Tamar Carter Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Baylor University

Dr. Eric Junious Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Social Work, Johnson C. Smith University

Dr. Christopher Marshburn Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky

Dr. Shelcie Menard Lecture, Biological Sciences, Louisiana Tech University.

Dr. Monica Nye Application Scientist at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences; Owner, A Smart Cookie LLC

Dr. Fatima Salahdine Department of Electrical Engineering

Current UNC Charlotte MCPDF

Dr. Hector Barriga-Acosta Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Dr. Marci Shieh Department of Political Science and Public Administration