Butler University Libraries invite applications for a Scholarly Communication
Librarian, a 12-month, non-tenured (continuing appointment) position with the
rank of assistant professor or associate professor, DOQ.
This position provides leadership for scholarly communication and digitization
initiatives at Butler University Libraries.
Responsibilities: Scholarly communication is a strategic priority for Butler
Libraries, and this position is responsible for managing and developing the
library's institutional repository, digital publishing initiatives, and
digitization projects. The librarian in this position leads
outreach initiatives to faculty and others on issues relevant scholarly
publishing, including author rights, open access (OA), and alternative
publishing trends related to tenure and promotion. The position also serves as
the library's primary resource on intellectual property issues that pertain to
library collections and services. As a library faculty
member, the Scholarly Communications Librarian provides library instruction,
collection development, and research support for a selected college or
department(s) and engages in scholarly and service activities. This position
reports to the Associate Dean for Technical Services. To read the full
position description, click here.
Description of institution/organization: Butler University's mission is to
provide high quality, integrated liberal arts and professional education
programs built upon interactive dialogue and critical inquiry. Library
services are central to this mission. In Fall 2012 Butler Libraries engaged in
a strategic planning process that resulted in a new vision: Where Knowledge
Inspires Transformation. This position supports the new vision, priorities,
and strategic goals to realign library services to meet the current and future
information needs of students and faculty.
Minimum and Preferred Qualifications: Successful candidates must have a
Master's of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution and the ability
to meet minimum qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor in
librarianship, scholarship, and service as stated in 20.30.30.B.2.a of the
Butler University Faculty Handbook. Candidates with a Juris
Doctor degree and the ability to meet minimum qualifications for the rank of
Associate Professor as stated in 20.30.30.B.2.b of the Butler University
Faculty Handbook will receive preference.
Applicants for the position should submit a letter of interest, curriculum
vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information
for three professional references to: Josh Petrusa,
Associate Dean for Technical Services at: [log in to unmask] Applicants
planning to attend the ACRL conference in Indianapolis should indicate travel
dates in their letter of interest. Screening of applications will begin March
25, 2013, with a start date of August 1, 2013.
Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body
and our faculty and staff. It is the policy of the University to provide equal
opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless
of age, gender, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual
orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.
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