Hunter Fellows - Hunter Library, Western Carolina University
Description: The resident will enrich Hunter Library by bringing in new ideas and perspectives, contributing to projects and strategic priorities, and helping to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion within the library. The resident fellow also, will have the option to serve on the library-wide DEI Committee and on campus committees and groups that promote DEI across the university. The majority of the first year of the fellowship will be spent working on an existing externally funded research project. The resident fellow will be given an opportunity during the second year to continue working on the same project, or to design and execute their own research project that aligns with the purpose of the fellowship. The fellow will be provided additional support for professional development, at a level commensurate with what is provided to Hunter Library faculty librarians. Appropriate mentoring will be provided, depending upon the interests and career aspirations of the fellow.
Qualifications: Accredited Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in Library Science, Information Studies, or another social scientific field. Less than five years of professional experience working in libraries. Skills in research methods, research design, and conducting research. Demonstrated prior experience working with diverse racial and ethnic populations.
Salary: $60,000 - $62,000