Clemson Libraries seeks a dynamic, driven, and collaborative Department Head for Open Scholarship to provide leadership and expertise at Clemson Libraries. 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 learning spaces including the Scholars’ Lab, the Adobe Studio and Makerspace.
The Department Head of Open Scholarship (OS) will be responsible for planning, implementing, and managing a newly created open scholarship department that provides support for digital scholarship, digital literacy, data literacy, digital preservation, faculty research, Open Access initiatives and advocacy, and scholarly communication. The department head will play an active role in recruiting and retaining faculty librarians and staff for the department. 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 & Information Technology, 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.
- An ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or a relevant accredited graduate degree in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries.
- Minimum of 2 years professional experience in at least one of the department’s functional areas.
- Minimum of 1 year management/supervisory experience.
- Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication and creative problem-solving.
- Demonstrated commitment to the promotion and enhancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
- Demonstrated ability to foster an environment of collegiality and campus partnerships.
- Experience leading an established digital/open scholarship department.
- 3-5 years of management/supervisory experience.
- Experience writing grants and getting external funding to start or expand services.
- Experience developing new services and programs in the areas of open scholarship.
Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/121678. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Applications received by March 20 will be guaranteed consideration.
Clemson University Libraries seeks to best serve our community through creating a welcoming environment in which diverse ideas and perspectives come together to achieve common goals. We are committed to the practice of inclusion as it is essential to the continued success not only of Clemson University but of the library and information science profession. We embrace Clemson’s core values of integrity, honesty, and respect, and add to those the ideals of compassion, dignity, and historical awareness so that Clemson Libraries’ staff, collections, spaces, and services inform the interest, information, and enlightenment of all who we serve.