Job posting: Scholarly Communications Librarian

Clemson Libraries seek a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and collaborative Scholarly Communications Librarian to help advance the Libraries’ scholarly communications initiatives. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will provide leadership and expertise in the areas of scholarly communications, copyright, open access, and research impact. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will be a critical position to the Libraries’ strategic growth as an R1 institution and will help expand the Libraries’ data and research services that will further support Clemson strategic priority to double research by 2035.  The Scholarly Communications Librarian will also provide specialized research consultations and instruction services in the areas of scholarly publishing. This librarian will work closely with campus groups such as the Division of Research, the Office of General Counsel, and the Graduate School. Clemson Libraries faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position and will work under the direction of the Head of the Open Scholarship Department. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will have a minimum salary of $70,000, with faculty rank to be determined based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Required qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or other relevant graduate degree (such as J.D.) in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries.
  • Strong understanding of scholarly publishing, open access, copyright, institutional repository and research data management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of copyright law and policy, licensing and other intellectual property issues in the context of higher education.
  • Ability to collaborate and establish partnerships with faculty, researchers and other stakeholders.
  • Experience in promoting and advocating for data services and open access.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.

Preferred qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of experience supporting scholarly communications initiatives.
  • Familiarity working with funding agency requirements related to open science.
  • Demonstrated record of advocacy for scholarly communications and open initiatives involving internal and external audiences.

Application instructions:

Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: []. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references.  Please address all required qualifications in your application package. Applications received by December 15 will be guaranteed consideration.