Scholarly Communication Librarian/Assistant Professor, Corvallis, Oregon


Position Announcement

The Oregon State University Libraries & Press (OSULP) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track Scholarly Communication Librarian/Assistant Professor position.

Reporting to the Head of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Services, the successful candidate will implement services and instruction in support of the broadest possible dissemination, impact, and use of scholarly and intellectual output. The librarian will join an agile and innovative department and library that is responsible for the development of the ScholarsArchive@OSU institutional repository (the 36th ranked institutional repository in the world), internationally recognized digital collections, and robust faculty and student open access deposit services.

The successful candidate will advise University faculty, students, and staff on copyright and fair use, and develop an education program for faculty, students, and staff about scholarly communication issues. The successful candidate will investigate and keep abreast of funder public access requirements and to that end, will work with faculty and staff in the Center to develop article deposit services in compliance with funder requirements and the University’s OA policy. The successful candidate will promote the use of the ScholarsArchive@OSU institutional repository and sustain development of the Libraries’ scholarly communication web pages.

OSU faculty librarians are committed to student success and demonstrate this by: delivering high-quality instruction; organizing information to promote discovery and meaning-making; building engaging physical and virtual learning spaces; collaborating with students and faculty to preserve and share the scholarly and creative output of the OSU community; and harnessing technology to create a research environment that supports inquiry, discovery and curiosity. As tenure-track faculty, OSU librarians actively contribute to the published literature and to their communities of practice. They publish in relevant peer-reviewed journals and other scholarly outlets, and also contribute to professional conversations at conferences, meetings and using social media. Faculty librarians serve their community and their profession in the library, on campus, and in professional organizations at the regional, national and international levels.

OSU is located in beautiful Corvallis, one of the safest, greenest, and most environmentally responsible small cities in the U.S., ranked by NerdWallet as one of the country’s most innovative tech hubs. OSU has an institution-wide commitment to diversity. We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups and strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment.

Learn more about Oregon State University and Oregon State University Libraries and Press.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 10/29/2015.

The full announcement, job requirements and application instructions are available at: Look for posting #0016026.

OSU is an AA/EOE, and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.