Post-Doc Research Associate: UNC

Employer: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of City and Regional Planning - 315600
Posting Date: 05/09/2022 - 06/06/2022
Position Title: Post-Doc Research Associate
Vacancy ID: PDS003464
Hours: Full-Time Temporary, 40 hours/week, FTE 1.0
Work Location: Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Hiring Range: $50,000 - $60,000
Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2022
Estimated Duration of Appointment: 12 Months

UNC's Department of City and Regional Planning is looking to hire two postdocs to start this fall. They'll be working on access to medical care and planning for urban freight. There will reportedly be great opportunities to lead manuscripts, gain grantwriting experience, and connect with other Carolina faculty. 

About the department

The Department of City and Regional Planning is an academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences. The Department engages in teaching, primarily at the graduate level; conducts applied research on urban and regional issues; and serves the state, nation, and planning profession. The department offers a Masters in City and Regional Planning, a PhD, and an undergraduate minor. In any given year there are about 85 Masters students enrolled, 35 doctoral students and a growing cadre of undergraduates and students enrolled in dual degree programs. The faculty consists of 13 tenure-track faculty members along with research and emeritus professors all of whom are active in the teaching and research programs of the department. The faculty usually generates over $3.0 million annual in about 40 research or training grants.

Position summary

Applications are invited for outstanding postdoctoral scholars to join the Department of City and Regional Planning working under the direction of Prof. Noreen McDonald. The postdoctoral scholar will conduct research on transportation planning and policy. Current funded projects focus on how emerging mobility options and changing healthcare policies have or will change travel behavior. We are seeking postdoctoral scholars with strong design and analysis skills especially around analyzing stated and revealed preference data, conducting interviews and surveys, and using regression models. Postdoctoral scholars will be expected to significantly contribute to research design, data collection, data analysis, manuscript development, and project management of research staff including doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate students. Several opportunities to be involved in peer-reviewed journal publications are anticipated. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to engage with intellectual opportunities across UNC. Experience conducting research related to travel behavior or transportation planning is essential. Successful candidates will also demonstrate strong training in quantitative analysis and statistical approaches along with knowledge of research design. The training, experience, and knowledge described above are expected to be obtained in process of the PhD or obtained post-graduation. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged. The cover letter and/or research statement should include information about relevant training and experience as well as future research goals.

Information on UNC Postdoctoral Benefits and Services

Qualifications

The candidate must hold or be about to receive a PhD in city and regional planning, geography, engineering, or related discipline.

Experience conducting research related to travel behavior or transportation planning is essential. Successful candidates will also demonstrate strong training in quantitative analysis and statistical approaches along with knowledge of research design. The training, experience, and knowledge described above are expected to be obtained in process of the PhD or obtained post-graduation.

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.

Applying

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Degree Transcripts
  • Writing/research Sample
  • Research Statement

Original posting

Posting contact information: Diana Devereaux, Department Manager

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 equalopportunity@unc.edu.

Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Deadline: June 06 (but they will review on a rolling basis)

Sunday, June 5, 2022