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NC State University Libraries Fellows, 2023-2026

North Carolina State University

Job Description

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

NC State University Libraries Fellows, 2023-2026

Anticipated Hiring Range


Work Schedule

Typical university business hours are Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM, exempt position

Job Location

Raleigh, NC


NCSU Libraries

About the Department

Join the NC State University Libraries and help us create adventurous, innovative services and library spaces that delight students, faculty, and researchers. The award-winning James B. Hunt Jr. Library, opened in 2013 on NC State’s Centennial Campus, offers access to advanced technologies that are enabling revolutionary ways to see and use information. Capturing NC State’s spirit of innovation in education and research, the Hunt Library is recognized as one of the world’s most creative and inspirational learning and collaborative spaces and a model for “the library of the future.” The D. H. Hill Jr. Library, serving the main campus, combines the best of tradition and innovation, housing special collections and a beautiful gallery alongside vibrant, experiential spaces such as the Learning Commons, Visualization Studio, Data Experience Lab, and Makerspace. For the Libraries, shaping the future of librarianship includes a sustained commitment to creating a welcoming atmosphere for diverse populations and advancing diversity in the profession.

The NC State University Libraries Fellows Program:
The NC State University Libraries Fellows Program offers a unique opportunity to a select group of recent M.L.S. and M.I.S. graduates. Fellows will be appointed at the rank of faculty librarian for a three-year term from July 2023 through June 2026. An alternative option for either January 2023 or September 2023 placement may be available, depending upon graduation date. In order to be eligible, the terminal degree must be awarded between December 2022 and September 2023. To learn more about the Fellows Program, please visit our website at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/fellows.

This program is based in North Carolina. The Libraries supports flexible and hybrid work arrangements based on departmental and operational needs.

Essential Job Duties

Why choose the NC State University Libraries for your first professional position?
The Libraries Fellows Program provides the launching pad for your career in a leading research library. As a Fellow, you will experience the rewards of working with a diverse clientele, including outstanding faculty and students in nationally ranked academic programs. You will gain experience in a highly collaborative work environment with access to key decision makers throughout the organization. You will also develop expertise in a functional area of academic librarianship while contributing meaningfully to an innovative initiative of strategic importance. In addition to a competitive salary, the Fellows receive a generous professional development stipend.

The success of the Program is illustrated by the success of its graduates. Since its inception in 1999, 89 Fellows have completed the Program. Ninety-five percent of Fellows have been offered academic positions or have entered doctoral programs upon completion of the Program. Many former Fellows have been recognized more widely in the field, including six named as Library Journal Movers and Shakers, adding to the reputation of the Program as a training ground for library leaders.

What do Libraries Fellows work on?
The NC State University Libraries is well known for its digital research and learning initiatives, technological advances such as immersive visualization, support for open scholarship, interdisciplinary teaching and learning, public engagement with research, and commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion—all of which help to redefine the future of librarianship. We seek out candidates with interests and aptitudes in these areas, and Fellows’ assignments reflect these areas of focus. Fellows perform as entry-level librarians with their time during the first 18 months divided between a home department and an initiative of strategic importance in another area. The second 18 months will typically focus on areas that have emerged over the course of the Fellowship, taking into consideration both the Libraries’ needs and the professional interests and goals of the Fellow.

The Libraries recognizes that self-determination is an important consideration in a Fellowship experience like this. During the interview process, candidates learn about the Libraries’ departments and initiatives. They are given the opportunity to indicate their preferences for department and initiative assignments, and those preferences are considered in determining the placements of successful candidates.

Minimum Education and Experience

  • ALA-accredited M.L.S. or M.I.S. degrees awarded between December 2022 and September 2023

Other Required Qualifications

Required for consideration:
  • demonstrated potential to develop expertise in science or engineering librarianship, in current and emerging digital technologies, or in management and administration of academic libraries
  • evidence of leadership potential, including ability to work creatively and effectively in a highly collaborative team environment
  • commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and to fostering a diverse educational environment
  • ability to communicate clearly and knowledgeably
  • demonstrated understanding of the educational mission of a research university

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a research-oriented environment (such as an internship or practicum)

Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License required


Commercial Driver's License required


Job Open Date


Anticipated Close Date

Open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and contact information for four (4) professional references.

Position Number


Position Type

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?


Department ID

250101 - NCSU Libraries


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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