Emory University Libraries invites applications for a 12-month postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on a digital scholarship planning grant funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This project will pursue the further development of Emory's Digital Scholarship Commons (DiSC) and explore the evolving structural role of research libraries in the digital scholarship domain. A new organizational model, as envisioned by Emory through DiSC, will address the four foci of digital scholarship: scholarly communications, research resources, pedagogy, and ethics. Emory and its team of advisors will assess the intellectual, organizational, operational, and financial implications of this new model of scholarly research and production. At the end of this planning grant, the Emory Libraries will propose new directions for research libraries in providing models for supporting, facilitating, and sustaining digital scholarship. At the end of the year, the Fellow will have gained sufficient experience and insight to guide the development of a new digital scholarship program at another institution.

Responsibilities: The Research Fellow will assist the Principal Investigator (PI) with outreach and collaboration with faculty, coordinating Advisory Group communication and participation, event planning, and organizing site visits to peer institutions.  The Fellow will support the PI in collecting and analyzing data and feedback on digital scholarship models and organizations and engage in documentation and reporting. The Fellow will actively engage in the process of course and curriculum development for the digital scholarship and media studies certificate program lead by the Emory University Libraries and the Graduate School's Institute for Liberal Arts. This position reports to the PI and the director of the DiSC, and works within the EUL Digital Systems Division. 

Qualifications: Required: Experience with digital scholarship projects and initiatives, advanced humanities research experience, subject expertise, and strong written and verbal communication skills. Must have successfully defended the dissertation. Recommended: Experience with collaborative projects, experience with managing project timelines and budget. 

Applications: Please send letter describing interest and background along with resume via e-mail to Kerri-Ann Ferguson at [log in to unmask] and addressed to: Dr. Joan Smith, Chief Technology Strategist, Emory University Libraries. 

Completed applications are due by November 20, 2009. 

Further information about the fellowship is available on the EUL website at  Any questions about the fellowship may be directed to Sarah Toton, Digital Scholarship Strategist, at [log in to unmask]