Postdoctoral Fellowship in Academic Libraries

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Jan 10, 2020

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Canada, United States

Location of residency: Canada, United States

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within 4 years of receiving their PhD

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Information for Applicants

Radical changes in the information landscape are transforming traditional academic roles and the roles of libraries within the academy. This program prepares a new generation of librarians, scientists, and scholars for work at the intersections of scholarship, teaching and librarianship in the emerging research environment.

CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows in Academic Libraries work on projects that forge and strengthen connections between academic library collections and their users. The program offers scholars the chance to develop new research models, collaborate with information specialists, and explore new career opportunities. Participating libraries benefit from the expertise of accomplished scholars who can invigorate approaches to collection use and teaching, contribute field-specific knowledge, and provide insight into the future of scholarship.

Host Institutions and Position Descriptions

Fellows are placed at diverse institutions from large research universities to small liberal arts colleges in the United States and Canada. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of subject expertise or geographic preference. Fellows will be placed at the institutions here in with additional position descriptions posted as they become available.

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  • Recent Ph.D.s from any discipline in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences, so long as they meet the eligibility criteria for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
  • To be considered for 2020 Postdoctoral Fellowships, applicants must:
    • have received a Ph.D. after January 1, 2015, but before beginning the fellowship;
    • be legally permitted to work in the United States or Canada between 2020 and 2022 during the fellowship appointment;
    • submit a complete application package, including all supporting documentation; and
    • attend the program’s week-long mandatory seminar in late July to early August 2020, at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA.