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We’re looking for a new director to lead Carolina Demography! (Job posting here.) Carolina Demography is a demographic research unit sitting within the Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. We translate demographic knowledge into specific usable information to help people throughout North Carolina understand the implications of demographic change.

What you’ll do

You will:

  • Provide direction and oversight to the Carolina Demography unit at the Carolina Population Center.
  • Solicit, manage, and oversee the performance of our work and will contribute to its design and execution.
  • Oversee the overall functioning and coordination of Carolina Demography outreach and presentations, development of a portfolio of contracts and grants, and analytical activities.
  • Monitor and control project workflow, timelines, and budgets. You will work with and coordinate the activities of unit staff and external consultants. You will also serve as the primary liaison with contracting organizations and with CPC accounting and human resource managers

Who you’ll be working with

You’ll be joining a research team with a wide scope of demographic research and application and will work closely with other researchers across CPC. We make population estimates and forecasts, analyze population-level and economic trends, and communicate that data back out into the world in a way that’s easy to understand and act upon. Our work informs decision-making, evaluation, and policy across North Carolina, where we serve organizations and people in all 100 counties.

Who you are

We’re looking for someone with graduate-level training (Ph.D. preferred) or professional experience in social statistics and data analysis. You should have extensive professional experience in the field of applied demography, including expertise in small area population estimates and projections. You should have knowledge of and experience with:

  • Demographic and other socioeconomic data
  • Research methods and techniques
  • Interpreting data for non-professionals
  • Social science statistical analysis packages such as Stata, SAS, or R
  • Organizational and management skills including supervising others
  • Project management
  • Budgeting and planning

A demonstrated ability to work and collaborate within and across large organizations is essential. It would also be helpful if you had experience with Tableau, GIS, and spatial data analysis, as well as knowledge of and work experience within North Carolina. We also prefer if you have at least two years of experience managing or directing a complex research project, preferably within a university setting.

Where you’ll work

This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement that may include a partially remote work location, consistent with System Office policy. UNC Chapel Hill employees are generally required to reside within a reasonable commuting distance of their assigned duty station.

Who we are

Carolina Demography is made up of demographic researchers, evaluators, spatial analysts, coders, designers, and storytellers. Together, we provide people with the data and analysis they need to make sense of population-level changes.

We are housed within the Carolina Population Center (CPC).  Since 1966, researchers at the Carolina Population Center have pioneered data collection and research techniques that move population science forward by emphasizing life course approaches, longitudinal surveys, the integration of biological measurement into social surveys, and attention to context and environment.

We are also at the forefront of creating interdisciplinary training programs that integrate approaches from the social and biological sciences, building research capacity and training the next generation of scholars. Our faculty fellows address pressing research questions about population dynamics, fertility, health, mortality, migration, and the environment. Faculty come from multiple disciplines, benefitting from the cross-pollination of ideas. Our dedicated research and programming staff support fellows at every stage of project development, from conception through data collection or acquisition, analysis and dissemination, and project administration.

What comes next

Does this sound like you? Apply! (The deadline to apply is November 10, 2022.)


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