The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host one of five fully-funded CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows in Data Curation for African American Collections. Fellows will receive salary with benefits, plus a yearly travel and research stipend.
At UNC-Chapel Hill, the fellow will increase the visibility, discoverability, access, and use of materials relevant to African-American studies, including the potential use of these materials as data. The fellow’s work will intersect with data curation activities during each stage of the research lifecycle.
Goals for the fellow include developing models for describing, storing and displaying data collections associated with a robust community-driven archives program. The fellow will also engage with Carolina researchers to promote the use of the deep and exceptional collections available from the University Libraries.
To be eligible, applicants must have received a Ph.D. after January 1, 2014, but before beginning the fellowship and be legally permitted to work in the United States between 2019 and 2021 during the fellowship. Applications must be received by January 4, 2019.
The CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers recent Ph.D. graduates the chance to develop research tools, resources, and services while exploring new career opportunities. CLIR Postdoctoral Fellows work on projects that forge and strengthen connections among library collections, educational technologies, and current research.