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Head, Scholarly Communications and Publishing

Head, Scholarly Communications and Publishing

University of Illinois Library Job Location: Illinois Date Created: 11-15-2016

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system faculty appointment.


Responsibilities:  The ideal candidate will be a leader in the area of scholarly communications and publishing, with substantive evidence that s/he is engaged actively in research on issues that advance the Library’s programs and the thinking of the Library and Information Science profession in academic scholarly publishing, scholarly communications, and the role of libraries.


This position collaborates regularly with faculty and staff in the Library and across campus, with units that are involved in scholarly communications, copyright, and publishing.  The Scholarly Communications and Publishing program provides user-facing services through the Library’s Scholarly Commons, and the Head participates in the Scholarly Commons Leads group that shapes the programs and activities that comprise the Scholarly Commons services.


Qualifications: Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent by start of employment, or other advanced degree; experience building scholarly communications and publishing programs working with academic institutions; demonstrated knowledge of the scholarly publishing landscape; and a commitment to Open Access. High degree of computer literacy; strong leadership qualities; energetic, flexible, creative, proactive approach to service; public speaking experience; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others in a team environment and within a complex and fluid organizational environment; evidence of excellent communication and analytical skills; evidence of ability to perform research, to publish, and to provide service consonant with university standards for tenure.  See:  https://jobs.illinois.edu for Preferred.


To Apply:  To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.


Deadline:  In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before December 9, 2016.


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