Postdoctoral Researcher in Migration Studies, University of North Carolina, USA

Postdoctoral Position in USA

Postdoctoral Researcher in Migration Studies: University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position in migration studies. The successful candidate will work on a multi-year project focusing on “Collective Shocks and Social Preferences.” This project, led by Professors James Walsh and Alexander Kustov, aims to explore the impact of negative collective shocks on social preferences, particularly in the context of migration patterns.

Summary Table:

  • Position Number: POST40
  • Working Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Division: Academic Affairs
  • Department: College of Humanities & Earth and Social Sciences (Col)
  • Work Unit: Political Science & Public Administration
  • Work Location: Fretwell Building
  • Vacancy Open To: All Candidates
  • Position Designation: Post Doc
  • Employment Type: Temporary – Part-time
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Work Schedule: Varied based on research needs
  • Pay Rate: $55,000 per year
  • Minimum Experience/Education: Recently awarded Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate
  • Preferred Experience: Ph.D. in Political Science, Economics, Public Policy, or related disciplines. Strong research interest in migration and skills in quantitative data analysis in R.

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Migration Studies

Location: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Fretwell Building


  • Recently awarded Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate.
  • Ph.D. in Political Science, Economics, Public Policy, or related fields.
  • Strong skills in quantitative data analysis in R.
  • Interest or experience in migration studies preferred.

Job Description: The postdoctoral researcher will lead the construction of a migration dataset for the “Collective Shocks and Social Preferences” project. Responsibilities include:

  • Constructing original datasets on migration preferences and flows.
  • Supporting the Center for Migration and Diaspora Studies.
  • Conducting personal research and publishing findings.
  • Collaborating with project leaders on grant proposals.
  • Participating in the academic community of relevant departments and programs.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following documents electronically:

  1. Curriculum vitae (including contact information for two references).
  2. Cover letter (describing motivation, research interests, and qualifications).
  3. Short writing sample (relevant research piece).

Last Date for Apply: Screening of applicants begins on June 1, 2024, and continues until the position is filled. The position is renewable based on performance.

Other Work/Responsibilities: As outlined in the job description.

Special Notes to Applicants:

  • The candidate must provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.
  • A criminal background check is required for the selected candidate.
  • UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.



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