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Job alert: Join the Urban Institute team

The UNC Charlotte Urban Institute is hiring an Associate Director of Research who will also serve as the Director of Community Research Services. The Director will serve as the day-to-day manager of the Institute research team and will manage ongoing tasks that enable the Institute to provide research with and for the Charlotte, North Carolina region, including evaluation services, neighborhood and regional indicator work, as well as other engaged and applied research efforts. The Director will also lead and advise research projects related to their own substantive, methodological and analytic expertise.

The Institute is the primary applied research and public service arm of UNC Charlotte. We work to meet our community’s research and technical support needs and we seek solutions to the social, economic, and environmental challenges faced by the communities that surround us. We serve the Charlotte region, which includes the largest city in the Carolinas and the 14 surrounding counties. Celebrating our 50th anniversary, we are located on the main UNC Charlotte campus with additional flexible office space at the university’s Center City campus, which is connected by light rail. 

The Director will join a dynamic, collegial, and entrepreneurial team. We seek a collaborative colleague with curiosity, extensive experience in community-engaged and applied research, the ability and desire to mentor junior researchers, and a drive to develop and maintain meaningful research relationships in the community. The Charlotte region is one of the most diverse regions in the Southeast and we welcome and encourage applicants that reflect that diversity, particularly racial and ethnic diversity.

See more details online here. You can find out more about the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute here. If you have any questions about the position, contact Dr. Lori Thomas at LoriThomas@uncc.edu.