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Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Sat, 29 Aug 1998 18:00:31 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 179.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Thu, 27 Aug 1998 13:20:47 +0100
From: Judith Wusteman <judith.wusteman@ucd.ie>
Subject: Postdoctoral Fellowship

Library and Information Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship

Department of Library and Information Studies


Postdoctoral Fellowship

H. W. Wilson Newman Scholar in Library and Information Studies

Applications are invited for the H. W. Wilson Newman Scholarship in
Library and Information Studies, open to all research topics in Library
and Information Studies. This is a prestigious three year postdoctoral
appointment which will allow the candidate to conduct substantial research
in the area of Library and Information Studies. Applicants should hold a
doctoral degree or have equivalent research experience or professional
qualification and will be required to submit a research proposal.

Further details and application forms can be obtained from the
Personnel Office, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4.
Telephone: +353 1 706 1409. Fax: +353 1 269 2472. Email:

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is
Thursday, 1 October, 1998.

The fellowship is funded by the H. W. Wilson Foundation.

Further Details:

Consistent with the general intention of the Newman scholar
programme, the H. W. Wilson Scholar in Library and Information
Studies will have an excellent academic record. Ideally the
candidate will have completed a Ph.D. (or be near completion) in an
academic discipline appropriate to the study of Library and
Information Studies. However, applications are also
welcome from individuals with demonstrated research ability who are
in the early stages of their Ph.D. research. The candidate^=D2s
proposed research focus should demonstrate strong
theoretical underpinnings to established reference disciplines that
are appropriate to the study of Library and Information Studies.
International experience and affiliations with international
scholars and institutions would be desirable. Evidence of previous
scholarly activity (publications, conference presentations, research
awards) and future scholarly output (including working papers,
research proposals, and the ability to outline a research programme
for the future) will also be expected. Candidates should also
demonstrate their ability to effectively manage research activity and
to collaborate as part of an interdisciplinary research team. While
the brief is primarily a research one, the scholar will be invited to
make some contribution to teaching. Therefore, some evidence of
teaching ability and experience would be beneficial.

Within the broad realm of Library and Information Studies, neither
the University nor the Sponsor have a specific research agenda in mind.
It is our intention to appoint the best qualified individual with the
most interesting research proposal, and to afford that individual
the scope to conduct high quality research and writing in any area
that broadly encompasses the discipline of Library and Information

It is expected that the knowledge developed by the H. W. Wilson
Newman Scholar will be disseminated to the academic and professional
communities through publications in academic journals, professional
publications, presentations at international conferences, and executive
education programmes.

The scholar will be based in the Department of Library and
Information Studies in the Arts Faculty. The Department was
established in 1977 and has since served as the national centre
for education and research in Library and Information Studies in the
Republic of Ireland. The academic staff comprise three professors,
five full-time lecturers, and a number of visiting and
part-time lecturers.

Further information on the Department is available at
or from Dr Lee Komito, a former Newman Scholar who is now a full-time
lecturer. Telephone: +353 1 706 7594. Fax: +353 1 706 1161. E-mail:

Dr Judith Wusteman
Department of Library and Information Studies
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
phone: +353 1 706 7612
fax: +353 1 706 1161

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