USC Libraries, USC Dornsife Announce New Carrollian Fellowship

Collections Convergence Initiative

The USC Libraries, together with the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, are pleased to announce a search for a one-year Carrollian Fellow whose work would be enhanced by association with the USC Libraries G. Edward Cassady, M.D. and Margaret Elizabeth Cassady, R.N, Lewis Carroll Collection. Sponsored by the USC Libraries Collections Convergence Initiative (CCI), the Fellow will engage with library units such as Special Collections and the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, further their research program, and conduct outreach and engagement.

The fellowship will be awarded to an outstanding scholar at any career level or affiliation (including but not limited to graduate students, independent scholars, tenure-track / tenured scholars, librarians, writers and artists) whose work embodies the polymathic spirit of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) across fields such as literature, art, photography, mathematics, logic, linguistics, and wordplay. We particularly welcome applications from scholars whose work is interdisciplinary and speaks to one or more CCI areas (Music, LGBTQ+ Studies, East Asian Studies, Holocaust & Genocide Studies, and Southern California and the American West). Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $20, 000.

During their appointment the Carrollian Fellow will have access to the resources of USC Libraries and its strategic local partnerships, including colleges, universities, and The Huntington Library in San Marino. They will receive support from the Coordinator of the Cassady Collection and be able to leverage the Digital Humanities expertise of the Ahmanson Lab within the Harman Academy. In turn, the Fellow will be expected to participate in outreach and engagement activities associated with the Cassady Collection and polymathic inquiry, such as the Annual Wonderland Awards, Lewis Carroll Society of North American meetings, and Harman Academy events and programming. Where applicable the Fellow may also partner with the Libraries to forge new partnerships around the Cassady Collection, including with departments and schools at USC. They may also advise students in the Master of Management and Library Sciences program in their independent studies or capstone projects. Depending on the Fellow’s plans and Libraries activities, there may be the possibility of a hybrid appointment with some remote work combined with in-residence periods in Los Angeles.

Applications are due May 31, 2022. Applicants are required to submit a packet with a cover letter discussing how affiliation with USC Libraries will enhance the candidate’s research and their experience with outreach and engagement using library collections and other resources; and curriculum vitae. Graduate students are also required to submit a letter of support from their advisor. The application packet ought to be submitted in PDF format to Dr. Rebecca Corbett, USC Libraries Carrollian Fellow Search Chair, at Any questions about the appointment may be directed to the same email address.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.  We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact USC Human Resources by phone at (213) 821-8100, or by email at Inquiries will be treated as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.