OER, Scholarly Communications and Assessment Librarian- Assistant/Associate Professor

  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Lovejoy Library
  • Edwardsville, IL, USA
  • Sep 10, 2021
Full time Library & Information Science Library Administration, Librarian

Job Description


Position Title
OER, Scholarly Communications and Assessment Librarian- Assistant/Associate Professor

Hiring Unit
Library & Information Services (LIS)

Job Description/Responsibilities
Library & Information Services (LIS) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) invites applications from collaborative, innovative, and student-centered candidates for the position of OER, Scholarly Communications and Assessment Librarian- Assistant Professor. The OER, Scholarly Communications & Assessment librarian works collaboratively across Library & Information Services (LIS) to partner with campus units for coordinating the creation, education, and archiving of Open Educational Resources (OER), promotes scholarly communication practices on campus including management of the institutional repository, SPARK, and conducts assessment of library spaces and services. This position lives in the Access, Discovery & Systems division of LIS.

-Contributes to the creation, education, and archiving of OER and promotion of OER initiatives
-Guides faculty in the discovery, creation, dissemination, identification, adoption, and assessment of open and affordable course content
-Works to enhance scholarly communication activities at SIUE, including management of the institutional repository, SPARK
-Works with other LIS faculty to conduct assessment for all library spaces and services
-Serves as a subject liaison to one or more departments
-Seeks out and works with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and perspectives, to support the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (DEIA) initiatives of LIS and the campus as a whole.
-Actively participates in the shared governance and service opportunities of LIS
-Engages in research and contributes through service at the institutional and professional levels suitable to the assignment and rank.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
-Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution or another relevant advanced degree
-Knowledge of Open Education Resources (OER) and their function in higher education
-Knowledge of current practices in scholarly communication
-Knowledge of assessment tools and/or platforms in academic libraries
-Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, as well as the ability to adapt to and work creatively in a rapidly changing environment
-Awareness of the challenges of and opportunities for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (DEIA) as they relate to librarianship and higher education
-Excellent oral and written communication skills
-Ability to contribute to the profession via research and service

Preferred Qualifications
Experience working in an academic library

We strongly encourage those who are passionate about fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries to apply.

Application Details

Terms of Appointment
Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, 12-month continuing contract, tenure-track position

Source of Funds

Minimum of $50,000. Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience. Excellent benefits program. 

Application Process
To apply for this position, please submit a letter of application, a page long DEIA statement that details your knowledge, track-record, and ideas for advancing DEIA in academia, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and transcripts in one pdf via email to: kiwilki@siue.edu

Application Deadline
Application packages must be submitted by October 11, 2021. 


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.


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Dual Career Support for New Faculty
The Career Development Center has partnered with SIUE's Toward an Inclusive Model of Excellence project to provide a variety of career services and resources to partners of new faculty who have relocated to the Greater St. Louis area. Visit them online at: Dual Career Support


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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

Application Deadline

October 11, 2021