LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a 2-year CLIR post-doctoral Fellow for Data Curation in Latin American Studies. LLILAS Benson is a leader in post-custodial archival development and home of unique digital initiatives such as the Primeros Libros de las Américas, the Human Rights Documentation Initiative (HRDI), the Digital Archive of the Guatemalan National Police (AHPN), the Archive of Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA), and the Latin American Digital Initiatives (LADI) repository. The fellowship offers an exciting opportunity for the selected post-doc to develop skills as a Latin American studies scholar and digital scholarship practitioner, as well as to contribute directly to the development of LLILAS Benson’s post-custodial and digital initiatives.

Information for Applicants
The CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Curation for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is an expansion of the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Academic Libraries. These five, fully-funded fellowships will provide recent Ph.D.s with professional development, education, and training opportunities in data curation for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Through this program, CLIR seeks to raise awareness and build capacity for sound data management practice throughout the academy.

Each fellowship is a two-year appointment, with a commensurate salary, plus benefits, and a yearly travel and research stipend.

Important Dates
September 2016: Fellowship application period opens.
December 30, 2016: Fellowship application deadline.
February-June 2017: CLIR will forward all qualified applicants’ information to relevant host institutions; each host institution conducts its own review process. The timeline and procedures for reviewing applications vary widely from institution to institution. For details, see Frequently Asked Questions.
June-September 2017: Fellowships begin (exact dates vary by institution).
July 23 – 29, 2017: All fellows must attend an intensive introductory seminar held at Bryn Mawr College.

Who May Apply
Recent Ph.D.s from any discipline with relevant expertise in Latin American and Caribbean Studies are encouraged to apply, so long as they meet the eligibility criteria for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

Beitrag von: Ulrike Mühlschlegel

Redaktion: Christof Schöch