Department Head for Open Scholarship

Clemson, South Carolina
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Salary: $95,000.00
Created: March 5, 2024


Department Head for Open Scholarship

Clemson Libraries seeks a dynamic, driven, and collaborative Department Head for Open Scholarship to provide leadership and expertise at Clemson Libraries. The Open Scholarship Department includes services such as open educational resources, scholarly communications, experiential learning, research data services, and digital humanities/scholarship.  The department also houses two learning spaces: Adobe Studio & Makerspace and the Scholars’ Lab.  The department head will play an active and key role in continuing and expanding the Libraries’ research and experiential learning services that will further support Clemson’s strategic priorities.

The Department Head of Open Scholarship (OS) will be responsible for planning, implementing, and managing a newly created open scholarship department that provides support for digital scholarship, digital literacy, data literacy, digital preservation, faculty research, Open Access initiatives and advocacy, and scholarly communications.  The department head will also collaborate with faculty, administrators, and staff to create meaningful partnerships with campus groups including the Division of Research, Clemson Computing & Information Technology, Graduate School, the Office of General Counsel, etc.  This position requires a high degree of collaborative leadership and initiative and will be critical to the Libraries’ strategic growth as an R1 institution.



1.       An ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or a relevant accredited graduate degree in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries.

2.       Two years of professional experience in at least one of the department’s functional areas.

3.       Two years of management/supervisory experience with a demonstrated record of innovative leadership and navigating organizational change.

4.       Two years of experience building campus and inter-institutional partnerships to promote and advocate for open scholarship and experiential learning initiatives.

5.       Demonstrated experience in mentoring faculty and professional staff.

6.       Demonstrated ability to foster an environment of collegiality, respect, trust, and a culture of innovation.

7.       Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication and creative problem-solving.


Preferred Qualifications

1.       Experience leading an established digital/open scholarship department.

2.       Three to five years of management/supervisory experience.

3.       Experience writing grants and getting external funding to start or expand services.

4.       Strong record of professional service and publications/presentations at a national level.

Application Instructions


Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and names and contact information for three references via Interfolio  Applications received by 03/22/2024 will be guaranteed consideration.

How to apply


Chris Vidas, search chair


Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 00:55 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2024 00:55 UTC