Visiting Research Programmer for Scholarly Communication and Publishing (2-Year Appointment)

Urbana, Illinois
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Created: March 27, 2019


Responsibilities: The University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is looking for a collaborative research programmer excited about researching and developing new models of digital publishing for innovative, multimodal work in conversation with the open source community.

Reporting to the Manager of Scholarly Communication and Repository Services (SCARS) team in Library IT and working closely with the Head of Scholarly Communication and Publishing, the Visiting Research Programmer will play a key role in research development and systems administration of open source software used by the library publishing service, the Illinois Open Publishing Network (IOPN). The individual in this role will also consult with authors and editors as needed to resolve technical problems with library publishing systems for books, journals and open educational resources, and will implement technical solutions to publishing problems that arise in the creation of these multimodal, nontraditional works where the form of the digital publication relates closely to the research argumentation. The programmer will additionally use their expertise related to publishing systems to collaborate with the publishing team on development and documentation of workflows and policies related to the publishing service. The research programmer will contribute to a research agenda related to developing new models of digital publishing through systems development as well as investigation time, initially through the Mellon-funded Publishing Without Walls research initiative.

The University Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, and equality, and strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment in the Library and throughout the campus community, and we encourage candidates to apply who share these values.

For a full description of responsibilities and the requirements list, please see the full position description


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