Assistant/Associate Professor, Scholarly Services Librarian -- Oklahoma State University -- Stillwater, OK

Assistant/Associate Professor, Scholarly Services Librarian.

The Oklahoma State University Library is recruiting for an Assistant or Associate Professor to serve as the Scholarly Services Librarian. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position which reports to the Head of the Academic Library Liaison Group within the Research and Learning Services Division. Initial appointment will be at the assistant or associate professor rank depending on experience and qualifications. We seek an individual who is creative and has a passion for learning and teaching and is eager to drive her/his own projects, to innovate, and to take on challenges. Library faculty are actively engaged in the OSU academic research lifecycle and encouraged to develop collaborations with other faculty, researchers, students, and/or members of the community.

As Assistant/Associate Professor, Scholarly Services Librarian, you will:

  • Provide leadership and vision to create advocacy programs that encourage OSU faculty and graduate students to adopt open access research and publishing practices
  • Develop partnerships with internal and external constituents to advance scholarly services and initiatives such as advocating for author rights, developing a model for copyright support, raising awareness about open access best practices including depositing works into the institutional repository, and managing scholarly impact
  • Evaluate the potential for and guide implementation of technological tools and solutions for digital scholarship and scholarly communication
  • Actively participate in this arena at state, national, and international levels
  • Undertake academic department liaison responsibilities consistent with your knowledge and experience and the needs of the library

Required Qualifications

  • An ALA accredited Master’s or a Master’s in a related discipline such as Education Technology, Journalism
  • Previous experience with research and instruction
  • Knowledge with the creation, publication, dissemination and discovery of scholarly research tools, methods, and programming
  • Commitment to working with and engaging diverse students and colleagues within and outside the library
  • Ability to assess new technology and use it to improve library services

The successful candidate will possess strong organizational and leadership skills; have excellent communication and interpersonal abilities; demonstrate collegiality and an appreciation for diverse constituencies. New or soon to be graduates are encouraged to apply.

Each organization has a unique culture. To help candidates determine whether the culture at the Oklahoma State University Library may be a good fit, Dean Sheila Johnson has posted her expectations for OSU Libraries leaders on her website:

You will be offered a competitive salary (minimum $65,000 annually) and benefits package, including a generous holiday schedule and leave accrual. You will be offered start-up funding for research or travel, have access to a full communication team to help develop and deliver your message, and have the flexibility to cultivate programming from the ground up.

Application review begins April 20, 2018, and continues until position is filled. For consideration of your application materials, you should apply through the University’s website at

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.”

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