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Director of the Copyright Office

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The University of Alberta seeks a dynamic and innovative Director of the Copyright Office to provide leadership and work collaboratively with Faculties and departments, the Libraries, and other units across the University of Alberta to support effective decisions in copyright, intellectual property rights, fair dealing, and other use rights. Other activities related to these areas of expertise include building awareness and understanding of legislation and developing policies and procedures to support best practices in research and publishing, teaching, and use of resources and services. 

The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering, and health sciences. Home to more than 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an annual budget of $1.7 billion and attracts nearly $450 million in sponsored research revenue. The U of A offers close to 400 rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses—including one rural and one francophone campus. The university has almost 250,000 alumni worldwide. The university and its people remain dedicated to the promise made in 1908 by founding president Henry Marshall Tory that knowledge shall be used for “uplifting the whole people.”

The City of Edmonton, with a growing population of over one million, is the cosmopolitan capital of Alberta known as “The City of Festivals”. With an abundance of services, a beautiful river valley, a multitude of community activities and attractive and financially reasonable living accommodation options, our energetic city has something for everyone. For further details about our vibrant city, please visit www.edmonton.ca.

Reporting directly to the Vice-Provost (Learning Services) and Chief Librarian, the successful candidate participates in the strategic development of Learning Services which includes the Libraries, Museums and Collections, Bookstore, University Press, and Technology Training Centre, as well as the Copyright Office. The Director of the Copyright Office establishes mechanisms to assist the university community in complying with copyright laws and best practices in their research and publishing, their teaching and use of resources and services.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Managing the operations of the Copyright Office, including the receipt of requests and evaluation of compliance requirements

Participating in the strategic development of Learning Services and advising the Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian on compliance and risk

Ensuring the development of internal policies, guidelines and standards for copyright compliance

Supporting ongoing training in the appropriate use of copyrighted resources in an institutional setting

Advising on copyright issues related to scholarly communication, authors rights and publishing agreements, open access and use of a wide variety of materials, including digital formats

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) or a Juris Doctor (J.D.). Required qualifications include demonstrated experience regarding copyright, intellectual property laws, and fair dealing in the Canadian context as well as highly developed oral, written, and presentation skills. Applicants must also possess a proven ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and excellent organizational and problem solving skills.

In accordance with the Administrative and Professional Officer (APO) Agreement, this full-time continuing position offers a comprehensive benefits package found at www.hrs.ualberta.ca and annual salary range of $78,136 to $130,232. The position is located in the Cameron Library on the main campus of the University of Alberta (T6G 2J8).

When applying please include your curriculum vitae and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2014, however, the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Apply Online at http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A101724061/

For further information, please email kathleen.delong@ualberta.ca

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

 

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