Director of Scholarly Communication, UT Arlington Libraries, Arlington, TX

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.

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).

To view a full description of the position and application instructions please go to: https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/131219010100

The position is currently available and review of applications will begin immediately. The posting for this job closes on January 30, 2014.

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