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Assistant Visiting Professor, Scholarly Communications Librarian

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Lovejoy Library

Job Title: Assistant Visiting Professor, Scholarly Communications Librarian
Job Location: Edwardsville , IL
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Library administration, librarian
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-02-12
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Assistant Visiting Professor, Scholarly Communications Librarian

Lovejoy Library
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Job Description/Responsibilities

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Library and Information Services invites applications from dynamic, proactive, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Scholarly Communications Librarian.

This is a temporary position and is available immediately. The appointment will last for a period of twelve months. In the future, the position may become a tenure-track position. At that point, a national search will take place.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian is a visiting assistant professor who reports to the Interim Dean of Library and Information Services (LIS). The Scholarly Communications Librarian will support the needs of scholarly communication and digital scholarship at SIUE. As a team member, the Scholarly Communication Librarian will work collaboratively with all LIS faculty during the year to complete defined projects in support of LIS’s goal of enhancing services related to Scholarly Communications at SIUE.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Educates faculty and students regarding traditional scholarship and scholarly communication innovations, including open access, open educational resources (OERs), intellectual property rights and copyright, publishing agreements, and compliance.
  • Articulates and promotes the importance of contributing scholarship and creative activities to the SIUE Scholarly Publications and Repository of Knowledge (SPARK).
  • Instructs faculty members about assessing the scholarly impact of their research and scholarship through the use of journal, author, citation, and alternative metrics.
  • Mediates, maintains, and updates SIUE's digital commons/institutional repository, SPARK, through the Bepress platform.
All LIS faculty and staff are responsible for working collaboratively to achieve University and LIS goals and objectives.

Terms of Appointment
Full-time, 12-month term beginning Spring 2018 with possibility of renewal.

We welcome early career librarians. Competitive and determined by evaluating qualifications. Salary is dependent upon post-MLS experience and credentials. Excellent benefits program.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • M.L.S. or equivalent degree in information science from an American Library Association-accredited library/information school.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited university.
  • Demonstrated fluent written and oral communication skills in English.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated work experience in an academic or research library.
  • Demonstrated record of course work in and knowledge of issues relating to scholarly communication, rights management, open access, and institutional repository platforms and software.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Source of Funds


Application Process

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, contact information for three professional references, and copies/scans of all transcripts to to: lscatur@siue.edu

Or by mail to:
Scholarly Communications Librarian
Library and Information Services
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Campus Box 1063
Edwardsville, Illinois 62026-1063

Application Deadline

For optimal consideration in a first pool of applicants, all application materials must be received by February 21, 2018. A second pool of applicants may be reviewed after this date if the position is not filled from the first pool of applicants. The position will remain open until the position is filled.

SIUE is a state university. Benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://www.siue.edu/securityreport. The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Rendleman Hall, Room 2228, 618-650-2536.

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com

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