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One Year Full Time Term Appointment for a Research and Scholarly Communications

One Year Full Time Term Appointment for a Research and Scholarly Communications

Western University Job Location: Ontario Apply By: 06/11/2022 Date Created: 05-11-2022

Role Description: Western Libraries invites applications for a term appointment to the position of a Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian. Reporting to the Head, Research and Scholarly Communication (RSC) within Western Libraries, this position is part of the RSC team which is committed to collaborating with researchers across campus throughout the research cycle, to advance the creation, management, dissemination, and preservation of scholarship. The team has expertise in the areas of copyright, author rights, open access advocacy and scholarly publishing, journal publishing, Open Educational Resources (OER), institutional repository services, data management practices, GIS, data services, and knowledge synthesis (e.g. systematic reviews).  The team also collaborates with Western Research to sustain an active partnership in research services and knowledge exchange activities. The term appointment will be available immediately. The start date is August 1, 2022 or as negotiated. The rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.   Main Responsibilities  
  • Work closely with faculty and students to support their workflows and patterns of research, dissemination, and management and preservation of research
  • Develop strong working relationships with a diverse community of faculty, students, staff, and campus partners to support the research mission of Western
  • Serve as an active member of the Western Libraries Systematic and Scoping Review Team
  • Design and deliver instruction on scholarly communication topics in various contexts (individual and/or group, in person and/or online, synchronous and/or asynchronous
  • Maintain currency with tools, methodologies and best practices in research and scholarly communication
  Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA), or equivalent degree, or a PhD degree in library and information science, or equivalent degree
  • Knowledge of the research lifecycle and research processes with an understanding of the issues surrounding scholarly communication across a variety of disciplines
  • Demonstrated ability to work strategically and collaboratively to support programs and initiatives
  • Excellent written communication and strong presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new skills and new technologies
  • Demonstrated experience leading projects and programs
    Preferred Experience or Interest: The field of scholarly communication is large and diverse, and we recognize that professionals have a variety of specializations.  We are open to and excited about the possibilities that the successful candidate will bring to Western Libraries and the RSC Team.   We are looking for someone who will take initiative and leadership in the area of knowledge synthesis (i.e. systematic and scoping reviews) and who will also work with the team to support any number of the following areas:
  • Research Impact and Metrics
  • Digital Scholarship. including Digital Humanities
  • Institutional Repository
  • Journal Publishing
  • Open Access
In addition, experience or demonstrated interest with EDI-DIA work (equity, diversity, inclusion, decolonization, Indigenization and/or accessibility) is preferred.


Western Libraries is committed to excellence: anticipating information and service needs related to the University's goals for research and scholarship, teaching and learning, and service to our university community and key partners. We are currently in the process of updating our Strategic Plan to align with the University’s strategic plan, Towards Western at 150, which has three main themes: Greater Impact; People, Community, and Culture; and Western’s Place in the World. Western Libraries, one of Canada’s leading research libraries, is a member of the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), and a proud partner in the OCUL Collaborative Futures Project. Recognized for the quality of its staff, the access and services provided, and its outstanding print and digital collections, Western Libraries supports the University’s mission to create, disseminate, and apply knowledge for the benefit of society through excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. Librarians at Western are Members of the Librarians and Archivists Bargaining Unit represented by The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association. Terms and conditions of employment, including salary and benefits, are governed by the Librarians and Archivists Collective Agreement. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The 2022-2023 annual salary minimum floor for each rank is as follows: General Librarian - $62,255; Assistant Librarian - $68,515; Associate Librarian - $79,326; Senior Librarian - $95,257. Western offers a comprehensive benefit package including but not limited to extended health, dental, vision and pension. Learn more about Western University Learn more about Western Libraries Learn more about the Librarians and Archivists Collective Agreement Learn more about the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association   Application Procedure Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references, by June 11, 2022, 11:59 PM (EDT) to: Office of the Vice-Provost & Chief Librarian Western University 1151 Richmond Street N. London, ON N6A 5B8 Email: libarc@uwo.ca  Only applications received by email will be considered. Please submit your application package as a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf). Please quote in the subject line reference #: RSCTERM052022 Please ensure that the form available at https://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-lib-archs.pdf   is completed and included in your application submission.   Interview Procedure Please note that due to Covid-19, the interviews and presentations may be conducted remotely using video-conferencing software. Candidates will be consulted on a case-by-case basis on the best process and format to use given their location and particular situation. In order to be compliant with Western’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of employment: http://www.uwo.ca/univsec/pdf/policies_procedures/section3/mapp311_covid19.pdf . Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.   In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.   Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact libarc@uwo.ca    

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