Postdoctoral Fellowship in Urban Policy, Urban Systems & Urban Informatics

New York University Libraries offers a two-year CLIR postdoctoral fellowship for a scholar to lead the development of library programs in support of faculty, students and researchers in Urban Policy, Systems and Informatics.

This broadly interdisciplinary field is an emerging area of concentration at NYU that focuses on how researchers from backgrounds as diverse as data science, engineering, urban planning and policy, sociology, technology, and numerous other areas can collaborate across disciplines to understand how cities can become more productive, sustainable, equitable and resilient. Researchers in these areas seek to understand the intersection between the demographic, political, cultural, technological, and environmental forces at work within cities, as well as to plan, design, operate and control urban systems. In so doing, they draw on innumerable sources for their scholarship, from raw data provided by city government and remote-sensing facilities, to geospatial and quantitative materials, to “gray” literature, to classic scholarly literature. This fact, combined with a high degree of interdisciplinarity within the research, makes for a diverse and sometimes diffuse population of researchers and a complex environment in which to provide library and information services.

Based in the Bern Dibner Library at NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering, the fellow will work closely with subject librarians, Data Services and other staff across the Division of Libraries as well as with faculty, graduate students and IT staff engaged in the support of academic technology. The fellow will report to the Head of Science & Engineering for the NYU Division of Libraries in coordination with the Libraries’ Social Sciences Collections Coordinator.

Applicants must have received a Ph.D. after January 1, 2010, but before beginning the fellowship


Late December

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: None

Graduate: Graduating doctoral student or recent PhD recipient

Award Type:
Scholarship / Fellowship

Award Period:
Post Graduate School

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Sciences, Engineering, or Social Sciences

Additional Qualifications:
PhD in the Sciences, Engineering, or Social Sciences.

Last Updated:
July 7, 2015

Last Updated: 6/8/16