DEADLINE: Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity Application

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 11:45pm


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity supports 4-5 postdoctoral scholars each year across departments, including in the acclaimed UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media.

The program develops scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure-track appointments. Scholars selected to the program will be appointed to a two-year postdoctoral term starting July 1, 2022.

Learn more and view admissions requirements on the program website, or by contacting Jennifer Pruitt.

To discuss your interest in postdoctoral study at UNC Hussman, contact Ph.D. program director Lucinda Austin.


Fellows in the program receive departmental mentors, office space, a computer, health benefits, a $50,000 annual salary, and $2,000 per year for research expenses, including travel. Meetings and workshops are structured for the purposes of networking, social interaction, and supporting professional development of postdoctoral scholars within the program.

Scholars participate in the intellectual life of UNC Hussman and the university by giving and attending public lectures, mentoring students, and participating in departmental activities. They engage full-time in research and writing, teaching a maximum of one course per fiscal year.

Research at the Hussman School

Jeannette Porter and Lu WuOver the last 50 years, the Hussman School of Journalism and Media has been at the forefront of inquiry into the nature of communication and how changing media technologies and practices affect our lives as citizens in democracy, as humans with health needs, and as consumers in a competitive marketplace. 

UNC Hussman faculty and students focus their research on five areas of study:

  • Media processes and production
  • Legal and regulatory issues in communication
  • Media uses and effects
  • Health communication
  • Political, social and strategic communication

Explore our website to learn more these area of study and browse our faculty experts in each of them, or to learn more about the Hussman School's research publications, resources and legacy.

Application process

Discuss your interest in research at the Hussman School with Lucinda Austin. Then apply online between Sept. 15 and Nov. 15, 2021, to receive consideration for a postdoctoral appointment starting in summer 2022.