DisTIL Postdoctoral Fellow

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Title DisTIL Postdoctoral Fellow
Vacancy ID PDS002406
Department Exec Dir for the Arts - 506000
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Posting Details

Salary Range $50,000 - $55,000
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2019
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 05/14/2019
Posting Close Date 06/03/2019
Open Until Filled No
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary

The Office of the Executive Director for the Arts (Carolina Performing Arts) is responsible for planning and presenting a comprehensive performing arts program serving the UNC campus and beyond. Carolina Performing Arts strives to integrate the performing arts into the core academic and teaching mission of the University through its diverse engagement initiatives and champions the power of exceptional arts experiences to enrich, inspire, challenge and transform. CPA oversees all artistic programming, campus and community engagement, marketing and fundraising for its presented performances, and manages all operations of its venues including facility rentals, technical production, audience services, and ticketing.

Carolina Performing Arts is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to support the DisTIL Fellowship program, a four-year, $1,000,000 initiative funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation focused on connecting long-term artist residencies with the research and teaching of faculty across the university. The Fellow will be under the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Engagement at Carolina Performing Arts.

Duties will include:
• Researching and gaining a familiarity with the artistic and intellectual work of Carolina Performing Arts’ DisTIL Fellowship artists
• Identifying faculty and departments for potential collaborations and residencies with DisTIL Fellowship artists
• Facilitating conversations and interactions between artists, faculty, students, and community members
• Liaising between Carolina Performing Arts and Buckley Public Service Scholars to coordinate the Arts in Public Service Program
• Writing regular summaries and analysis of DisTIL Fellowship projects and ideas
• Being an active scholar through regular participation in writing, publication, and/or conference panels of the appropriate disciplinary field(s)
• Possibly teaching a course designed around one or more of the interdisciplinary connections investigated by a DisTIL Fellow
• Serving as the liaison to collaborators for documentation, assessment and evaluation of the DisTIL Fellows programs, with particular focus on supporting thorough reporting and close-out processes for the grant

Appointment will be for a one-year term with the possibility of renewal for up to one additional year.

Educational Requirements

Applicants must have received their Ph.D. before the beginning of the term of the fellowship. Applicants who do not have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of application must include a letter from his/her committee or department chair stating that the degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins.

Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate should demonstrate an interest in the arts as a mechanism for research and/or pedagogy. Successful candidates will also have an aptitude in facilitating and managing collaborative projects. The Fellow does not need to be in a traditional arts discipline, although teaching, publication, and/or research experience connected to the arts is preferred. We particularly welcome applicants with a strong interdisciplinary focus and excellent interpersonal skills. Fiscal/budget management and administrative skills, particularly in relation to grants, is a plus. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have an opportunity to pursue their own research and will have library privileges at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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.

Special Instructions


Please be sure to read and follow the below specifications for each required applicant document:
1. Cover Letter: explaining interest in the project and qualifications for the position
2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
3. Research Statement: a short (1-2 page) description of the candidate’s own research
4. Teaching Philosophy/Evaluation: a three- to five-page description of teaching experience and/or collaborative community work.
5. List of References: names and contact information for three professional references

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Posting Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Annette Strom, Associate Business Manager
Department Contact Telephone or Email astrom@email.unc.edu
Postdoctoral Affairs 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)-962-1091 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.

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