Director of Scholarly Communication
UT Arlington Libraries
Do you have the skills and knowledge to transform how
university students and faculty publish and access scholarly
information? Are you committed to keeping libraries at the
forefront of access to information? If so, we need your
cutting edge expertise to provide leadership and vision for the University of
Texas at Arlington Libraries' scholarly communication program and to direct
and set priorities for the Libraries' initiatives and partnerships in digital
humanities and data management services. We invite
applications from, and nominations of, skilled and motivated professionals for
the position of Director of Scholarly Communication.
**Required qualifications** include a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and/or a Juris Doctorate Degree from an ABA-accredited program, and expertise and experience in intellectual property and scholarly communication issues in academic libraries, university presses, or higher education.
**Preferred qualifications** include 5+ years of experience in an academic library or related field; 3+ years professional experience related to scholarly communication, data services or digital humanities; a strong background in copyright; familiarity with research methodologies and publication patterns across a wide variety of disciplines; demonstrated ability to lead change; familiarity with new and emerging tools and methodologies for scholarly publication; knowledge of data issues in the research and knowledge creation lifecycle; 3+ years project or staff supervisory experience; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, subject librarians, archivists, digital project librarians and others; and excellent oral and written communication skills, leadership skills, organizational skills and interpersonal skills.
The Director of Scholarly Communication will serve as an advocate for new and
emerging practices in scholarly communication at the University, including
playing a role in shaping policies and support for the creation, delivery, and
preservation of original digital scholarship produced at UT
Arlington. The Director leads education and outreach to
faculty and provides guidance to all members of the UT Arlington community on
issues related to scholarly publishing, including author rights, open access
(OA) publishing, and current and emerging publishing
trends. The Director also serves as a resource on copyright
compliance, fair use, and other copyright issues, and acts as a partner and
resource for librarians and archivists involved in campus conversations on
issues related to scholarly communication. The Director
will supervise the University's 2014 CLIR/DLF Fellow in Data Curation for the
Sciences and Social Sciences (a two year, nationally competitive fellowship).
The UT Arlington Libraries have a values-driven organizational culture that
emphasizes community; learning, discovery and knowledge creation; excellence;
risk-taking and innovation; transparency of communication and integrity of
action; service; collaboration; and flexibility. A reorganization in 2013
under a new Dean is crafting us into an avant-garde 21st century organization
that is moving into a new model of service to our campus constituencies and
evolving to bolster UT Arlington's Tier One aspirations.
True to its "Be a Maverick" slogan, UT Arlington attracts bright minds and
independent thinkers who achieve distinction in the classroom, laboratory,
workplace, and community. UT Arlington embraces an active-learning environment
that places students at the center of the learning process. Many of the
University's faculty members are recognized nationally and internationally for
their teaching and research expertise as well as their community service.
With our commitment to life-enhancing research, teaching excellence, and
service to the community, UT Arlington leads educational services in the heart
of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and is the second largest of the fifteen
campuses in the University of Texas System. UT Arlington comprises eleven
colleges and schools offering 80 baccalaureate, 71 masters, and 31 doctoral
programs to more than 33,500 students. Of UT Arlington's 125,000 alumni,
88,000 live in North Texas, and their presence helps the University generate a
$1 billion annual economic impact on the
UT Arlington is proud to have placed highly in several recent national
rankings. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked UT
Arlington as the 7th fastest-growing public research University in the United
States. The New America Foundation described UT Arlington
as a "Next Generation University" -- one of only six in the nation. We are
known for innovations in education, in the delivery of knowledge, and for
leading national reform. U.S. News & World Report listed UT
Arlington as the fifth most diverse among national universities -- ahead of
all others in Texas. This ranking stands as a key indicator of our commitment
to diversity and access.
Within a 25-mile radius of the center of Arlington is a dynamic community of
over 2 million people. The Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers call the city
home, and their stadiums are in the heart of the entertainment district, which
includes the Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor theme parks. Arlington
is recognized as the entertainment capital of Texas.
Arlington is conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, which feature
internationally renowned cultural and arts districts, restaurants, and a
vibrant night scene. The nearby Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is a
major hub with nonstop flights to myriad national and international
_**Applications and Nominations**_
Please submit applications at
and include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact
information for at least three professional references.
Nominations may be made to Kevin Schuck at [log in to unmask] or at Box 19497,
Arlington, TX 76019.
Finalists will make a formal presentation to Library staff on a topic to be
provided. The successful candidate will be required to work
some evening, weekend and holiday hours. This is a non-
tenure track position.
The position is currently available and review of applications will begin
immediately. The posting fore this job closes on January 30, 2014.
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