Call for Faculty Research Fellow

The CHCS Faculty Research Fellowship is a yearlong position as a member of the CHCS Staff beginning the summer of 2022 and extending to the end of the spring semester of 2023. The goal of the fellowship is to encourage interdisciplinary, community-engaged, public scholarship and to bring additional academic expertise to pressing housing and community issues. The CHCS research fellowship will support one faculty member annually who is pursuing impactful and innovative public research and scholarly projects related to the mission of the Center. Fellows work collaboratively with the CHCS director and staff and as a member of the CHCS team assisting on applied projects, mentoring students, and engaging in developing grounded solutions to pressing social issues. More importantly, Fellows propose and pursue research or applied projects that leverage the work of the Center in line with their own professional development. CHCS will provide the faculty member with GIS and analytical data support, assistance with grant development, assistance with data collection, and project mentorship. Additionally, Fellows will have opportunities to gain administrative expertise, mentor students, and work with a broad network of community partners and former Fellows.


Faculty Fellows are expected to attend bi-monthly staff meetings with CHCS staff, contribute with expert advice on ongoing research and applied projects, develop a research project of their own and seek external funding in partnership with the Center for on-going collaboration, and produce a scholarly product of community-engaged research (e.g., whitepaper or journal article) co-authored with CHCS staff. Additionally, Faculty Fellows are expected to submit at least one conference paper/poster to a regional or national professional organization in collaboration with the Center Director and staff. Finally, the Fellow will host at least one “Housing Hangout” (an open forum panel on a housing-related topic) during their fellowship tenure.


The Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) will provide Temporary Salary Reserves (TSR) for course releases in the amount of $4,000 for the Fall of 2022 and $4,000 for the Spring semester of 2023. The Center for Housing and Community Studies will provide a $6,000 summer stipend for May to Aug 2022.


  • Tenured, tenure-track, or Professional track
  • Demonstrated interest in community-engaged and applied research.
  • Demonstrated interest in collaborative and interdisciplinary research.
  • Open to all academic disciplines and all Schools and Colleges at UNCG.

Selection Process

Each application will be reviewed and evaluated by a panel including the CHCS director, CHCS permanent staff, and alumni Faculty Fellows. The selection of the final candidate will be approved by the Vice Chancellor of Research and Engagement


  • Announcement Date: 11/13/2021
  • Applications Due: 12/20/2021
  • Selection Announcement: 1/14/2022
  • Establish MOU between Dept and ORE: 3/1/2022
  • Fellowship Period: 5/9/2022-5/8/2023

Application Instructions:

Click here for application Packet: CHCS Faculty Fellow 2022-2023 Application Instructions and Cover Sheet

To apply, submit the following documents:

  1. Completed Application Cover Sheet signed by candidate and department head.
  2. A Statement of Research Interest:
    1. Your statement should explicitly explain how you would like to spend the fellowship period at CHCS. Avoid the temptation to write a literature review: The selection committee is interested in how you will contribute to understanding current housing and community-related issues as well as your anticipated scholarly products, dissemination, and potential for future funding.
    2. Situate this fellowship in a larger narrative of your career: What are your scholarly/intellectual interests? How does this fellowship fit (or not) within your previous work and your field? How will you leverage the fellowship moving forward to engage in public scholarship? How will you remain engaged with CHCS?
    3. Identify what specific areas of mentorship you are interested in or what skills you would like to further develop as an applied researcher.
    4. The statement should also address how your interests fit with the current work or expertise of the Center for Housing and Community Studies.
  3. The statement should be no more than four (4) pages, formatted with double-spaced paragraphs, 1” margins, and Times New Roman or Calibri font, size 12.
  4. Curriculum
  5. Submit all application materials and additional questions to Dr. Stephen Sills at .