Post Doctoral Fellow

UNC Charlotte

Job Description

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General Information
Position Number

Working Title
Post Doctoral Fellow

Academic Affairs

College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences (Col)

Work Unit
Geography and Earth Sciences

Work Location

Vacancy Open To
All Candidates

Position Designation
Post Doc

Employment Type
Temporary - Part-time

Hours per week

Work Schedule

Pay Rate
Pay Rate varies

Minimum Experience/Education
  • A Ph.D. in Geography, Planning, Anthropology, Policy, Natural Resources, or related social sciences by Fall 2024
  • Training in interviewing, qualitative data analysis, and/or ethnography
  • Research interest in Black geographies and environmental planning
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:
  • Experience in interviewing, qualitative data analysis, and ethnography
  • Current CITI training certification

Duties and Responsibilities
  • The post-doc will work with Dr. Hoover to build relationships with urban planners in the counties surrounding Mecklenburg
  • Explore methods for integrating Black feminist ecology into planning policies and guidelines
  • Assist in data analysis/visualization of previously-collected interviews
  • f desired, the post-doc will have an opportunity to teach a portion of Dr. Hoover’s Black Geographies course


As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Applicants subject to criminal background check.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Necessary Licenses or Certifications

Proposed Hire Date

Expected Length of Assignment
1 year

Posting Open Date

Posting Close Date

Special Notes to Applicants
Project Overview
Environmental planning practices to remedy environmental concerns across spatial and social inequities fail, particularly as it relates to climate change. Instead, investments can lead to displacement, and community driven solutions are not integrated into actual decision-making practices. Predictably, many Black people, particularly women and femmes have historically been at the forefront of identifying the palpable relationship between race, place and the environment, while pushing forward solutions through activism, organizing, and coalition building. In shifting towards holistic environmental planning processes and ecological restoration, a Black feminist ecological framework is one tool we can use. The postdoc will aid in developing an approach for integrating this framework into planning processes, with the goal of providing a working model for environmental planning that centers the voices, observations, needs and solutions of Black women and femmes.

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