Director of Scholarly Communication

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Created: November 4, 2014


Why choose us?
We are a library that values exploring risk and revolutionary concepts in libraries. We think beyond traditional collections and services by developing programs that push creation, exploration, and innovation by our faculty and students. As UT Arlington accelerates its journey as a cutting-edge urban university, the Libraries’ excellent staff and services are the heart of the campus, united toward that goal.

Your job with us…
Advocate for new and emerging practices in scholarly communication. Provide critical leadership as the library guides our university in shaping policies and support for the creation, delivery, and preservation of original digital scholarship produced at UT Arlington. Develop education and outreach programs for faculty and provide guidance to all members of the UT Arlington community on issues related to scholarly publishing, including author rights, open access (OA) publishing, and current and emerging publishing trends.

What you bring…
Requirements: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; a minimum of 2 years professional experience in a university or related setting which includes experience with new and emerging tools for scholarly publishing; strong background in copyright or scholarly communications; experience working work collaboratively with faculty, librarians, archivists, and others; excellent oral and written communication skills,  and organizational skills. 
Preferred: Juris Doctorate Degree from an ABA-accredited program; 5+ years of professional experience in a university, scholarly publishing, or related setting; a record of publications and/or presentations related to scholarly communication; demonstrated ability to lead change; experience with e-resources licensing and author agreements; experience using social networking tools in an academic setting.

About the University
The University of Texas at Arlington believes in the unrelenting pursuit of transformative discoveries, extraordinary instruction rooted in innovation, and perpetual engagement that shapes communities and changes lives. These are the building blocks of The University of Texas at Arlington. They’re part of our DNA, empowering us to create a healthier, happier, and more advanced society.

With our commitment to life-enhancing research, teaching excellence, and service to the community, UT Arlington leads educational services in the heart of the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex and is the second largest of the fifteen campuses in the University of Texas System. UT Arlington comprises eleven colleges and schools offering 80 baccalaureate, 71 masters, and 31 doctoral programs to over 34,800 students. Of UT Arlington’s 125,000 alumni, 88,000 live in North Texas, and their presence helps the University generate a $1 billion annual economic impact on the region.

UT Arlington is proud to have placed highly in several recent national rankings.  The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked UT Arlington as the 7th fastest-growing public research University in the United States.  The New America Foundation described UT Arlington as a “Next Generation University” — one of only six in the nation. We are known for innovations in education, in the delivery of knowledge, and for leading national reform.  U.S. News & World Report listed UT Arlington as the fifth most diverse among national universities. This ranking stands as a key indicator of our commitment to diversity and access.

The Community
Within a 25-mile radius of the center of Arlington is a dynamic community of over 2 million people. The Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers call the city home, and their stadiums are in the heart of the entertainment district, which includes the Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor theme parks. Arlington is recognized as the entertainment capital of Texas.  Arlington is conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, which feature internationally renowned cultural and arts districts, restaurants, and a vibrant night scene. The nearby Dallas–Fort Worth International Airport is a major hub with nonstop flights to myriad national and international destinations.

Applications and Nominations

Please submit applications at ; include a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Finalists are required to supply names and contact information for at least three professional references.  Nominations may be made to Kevin Schuck at or at Box 19497, Arlington, TX 76019.

Finalists will make a formal presentation to Library staff on a topic to be provided.  The successful candidate will be required to work some evening, weekend and holiday hours.  This is a non-tenure track position.

We encourage applicants to apply and submit all required materials by December 01, 2014. 

How to apply


Published: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 17:14 UTC

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