Scholarly Communications Librarian

Clemson, South Carolina
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Salary: $70,000 and above
Created: October 19, 2023


Clemson Libraries seek a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and collaborative Scholarly Communications Librarian to help advance the Libraries’ scholarly communications initiatives. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will provide leadership and expertise in the areas of scholarly communications, copyright, open access, and research impact. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will be a critical position to the Libraries’ strategic growth as an R1 institution and will help expand the Libraries’ data and research services that will further support Clemson strategic priority to double research by 2035.  The Scholarly Communications Librarian will also provide specialized research consultations and instruction services in the areas of scholarly publishing.  The Scholarly Communications Librarian will work closely with campus groups such as the Division of Research, the Office of General Counsel, and the Graduate School. Clemson Libraries faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position and will work under the direction of the Head of the Open Scholarship Department. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will have a minimum salary of $70,000, with faculty rank to be determined based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience.

A qualified candidate will have an ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or other relevant graduate degree (such as J.D.) in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries. They must have a strong understanding of scholarly publishing, open access, copyright, institutional repository, and research data management, along with demonstrated knowledge of copyright law and policy, licensing, and other intellectual property issues in the context of higher education. Candidates are also expected to demonstrate ability to collaborate and establish partnerships with faculty, researchers, and other stakeholders, and have experience in promoting and advocating for data services and open access.

Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: []. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references.  Please address all required qualifications in your application package. Applications received by November 17 will be guaranteed consideration.

How to apply


Yang Wu (Open Resources Librarian), Job Search Committee Chair


Published: Saturday, October 21, 2023 18:50 UTC

Last updated: Saturday, October 21, 2023 18:50 UTC