Fellowships in Academic Libraries

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.

Who May Apply

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.

2019 Host Institutions and Position Descriptions

Fellows will be placed at diverse institutions from large research universities and government agencies 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 following institutions in 2019 with additional position descriptions added as they become available.

New York University [Engineering Educational Designer and Strategist] — Filled

New York University [Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World]–Filled

New York University [Geospatial Data Curation and Preservation] — Filled

U.S. Agency for International Development [Data Curation] — Filled

University of Colorado Boulder [Geospatial Data Services] — Filled

University of Toronto [Digital Humanities] — Filled