Call for UNC Postdoctoral Program Applications

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

As part of a continuing commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and advancing scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity is pleased to announce the availability of postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years. The purpose of the Program is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other research universities. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research and may teach only one course per fiscal year. The Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strongly encourages applications from candidates who work in the following areas: modernism, digital humanities/history of the book, 18th and/or 19th-century transatlantic or Caribbean literatures, postcolonial literature and theory, or contemporary global Anglophone literature

The stipend is $47,476 per calendar year.  Funds are available for research expenses, including travel.  Interested applicants who will have completed their doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2018 and no earlier than July 1, 2013 are eligible to apply. The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strongly encourages applications from African American, Native American and Hispanic American scholars. 

 

Interested applicants should apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/127986 and indicate English and Comparative Literature as their department of choice. Directions for the electronic submission are provided at the application site.  For additional information, please visit the program website at http://research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/index.htm. (Applications for study in any discipline represented at the University are also welcome through the central application portal.) Questions about the program or the application process may be directed to Program Coordinator Jennifer Pruitt in the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at jennifer_pruitt@unc.edu.     

 

The application deadline is 5:00PM EST November 15, 2017.

    

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.

 

Download a PDF version of the Call for Applications here

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Radiant Cinema: Light, Life & Luminescence

We are pleased to announce the lineup and schedule for the fall 2017 film series, "Radiant Cinema: Light, Life & Luminescence," co-organized by the Global Cinema Studies program and the Ackland Art Museum. 

All films will be shown at the Varsity Theater on Franklin St. 

Free admission for students and faculty with One Cards. $4 admission for the general public. 

Tuesday, October 10 
MOONLIGHT dir. Barry Jenkins, 2016, US

Tuesday, October 17 
KAGEMUSHA dir. Akira Kurosawa, 1980, Japan

Monday, October 30
THE LURE dir. Agnieszka Smoczyńska, 2015, Poland 

Tuesday, November 7
THE SALT OF THE EARTH dir. Juliano Salgado/Wim Wenders, 2014, France/Brazil/Italy, documentary 

Tuesday, November 28
EYES WIDE SHUT dir. Stanley Kubrick, 1999, UK/US 

The series' theme of light coordinates with the Ackland Art Museum's exhibit "Flash of Light, Fog of War: Japanese Military Prints," which runs from Oct. 6 to Jan. 7. 

The series is co-sponsored by the Media Resources Center and the Department of English & Comparative Literature at UNC. 

 

The Critical Speaker Series Presents Michael Bérubé

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The Critical Speakers Series presents a seminar and talk by Pennsylvania State University Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature Michael Bérubé.  The seminar, titled "Disability and Narrative" will take place October 25th at 10:00am in Donovan Lounge, Greenlaw Hall.  The talk, "The Humanities and the Advancement of Knowledge", will take place October 26th at 3:30pm in Toy Lounge, Dey Hall.  Chapters from two of his books, Life as Jamie Knows It: An Exceptional Child Grows Up and The Secret Life of Stories: From Don Quixote to Harry Potter, are available and will be discussed during these events.

 

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