Job posting: Department Head for Open Scholarship

Clemson Libraries seeks a dynamic, driven and collaborative Department Head for Open Scholarship. The Open Scholarship Department includes services such as open educational resources, scholarly communications, experiential learning, research data services, and digital humanities/scholarship. The department also houses two learning spaces: the Adobe Studio & Makerspace and the Scholars’ Lab. The department head will play an active and key role in continuing and expanding the Libraries’ research and experiential learning services that will further support Clemson’s strategic priorities.

The Department Head of Open Scholarship will be responsible for planning, implementing and managing a newly created open scholarship department that provides support for digital scholarships, digital literacy, digital preservation, faculty research, Open Access initiatives and advocacy, and scholarly communications. The department head will also collaborate with faculty, administrators and staff to create meaningful partnerships with campus groups including the Division of Research, Clemson Computing and Information Technology, the Graduate School, the Office of General Counsel, etc. This position requires a high degree of collaborative leadership and initiative and will be critical to the Libraries’ strategic growth as an R1 institution.

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or a relevant accredited graduate degree in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries.
  • 2 years of professional experience in at least one of the department’s functional areas.
  • 2 years of management/supervisory experience with a demonstrated record of innovative leadership and navigating organizational change.
  • 2 years of experience building campus and inter-institutional partnerships to promote and advocate for open scholarship and experiential learning initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience in mentoring faculty and professional staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster an environment of collegiality, respect, trust and a culture of innovation.
  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication and creative problem-solving.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading an established digital/open scholarship department.
  • 3 to 5 years of management/supervisory experience.
  • Experience writing grants and getting external funding to start or expand services.
  • Strong record of professional service and publications/presentations at a national level.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and names and contact information for 3 references via Interfolio: Applications received by March 29, 2024 will be guaranteed consideration.