The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for recent PhD graduates, giving them the chance to develop research tools, resources, and services while exploring new career opportunities in the USA and Canada.
CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows work on projects that forge and strengthen connections among library collections, educational technologies, and current research. Host institutions benefit from fellows’ field-specific expertise by gaining insights into their collections’ potential uses and users, scholarly information behaviours, and current teaching and learning practices.
These fellowships are flexible within the program’s overall goals and guidelines and can be designed as best suits an institution’s individual needs. The one- to two-year positions are for recent PhD graduates working in any discipline.
- 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.
To be considered for 2019 Postdoctoral Fellowships, applicants must:
- have received a PhD after January 1, 2014, but before beginning the fellowship;
- be legally permitted to work in the United States or Canada between 2019 and 2021 during the fellowship;
- submit a complete application package, including all supporting documentation, and
- attend the program’s mandatory seminar to be held July 28 – August 3, 2019, at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, PA.
Value of Scholarship
Remuneration varies by sponsoring institution and by type of fellowship; benefits and some travel expenses are routinely provided. Fellowships are for either one, two, or three years.
How to Apply
Applicants must register and establish a personal user ID and password within the application system. A complete application consists of the following items:
- a completed and submitted the online application
- a current curriculum vitae for the applicant
- a document containing the applicant’s written response to a question about the ways research methodologies and/or the dissemination of scholarship in their fields have changed.
- three names of reference providers and their contact information
- graduate school transcripts
Deadline: Applications close January 4, 2019.