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Open Educational Resources & Scholarly Communications Librarian/Assistant or Associate Professor

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Washington, DC
Closing date
Sep 25, 2022

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Position Title
Open Educational Resources & Scholarly Communications Librarian/Assistant or Associate Professor

Hiring Unit
Library & Information Services

Job Description/Responsibilities

The Open Educational Resources (OER) & Scholarly Communications Librarian works collaboratively across Library & Information Services (LIS) to partner with campus units for coordinating the creation, education, and archiving of OER, promotes scholarly communication practices on campus including management of the institutional repository, SPARK. This position reports to the Dean of LIS. The OER & Scholarly Communications Librarian:
  • Contributes to the creation, education, and archiving of OER and promotion of OER initiatives across the university.

Guides faculty in the discovery, creation, dissemination, identification, adoption, and assessment of open and affordable course content.
  • Works to enhance scholarly communication activities at SIUE, including management of the institutional repository, SPARK.
  • Seeks out and works with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and perspectives, to support the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (DEIA) initiatives of LIS and the campus as a whole.
  • Actively participates in the shared governance and service opportunities of LIS.
  • Engages in research and contributes through service at the institutional and professional levels suitable to the assignment and rank.
  • Participate in the University's mandatory tenure and promotion review process that assesses on a yearly basis each individual's performance in teaching (librarianship), professional service (LIS, university, regional, or national), and scholarly research (related to librarianship and information science and/or other area chosen by the individual).

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited institution or another relevant advanced degree
  • Knowledge of Open Educational Resources (OER) and their function in higher education
  • Knowledge of current practices in scholarly communication
  • Awareness of the challenges of and opportunities for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (DEIA) as they relate to librarianship and higher education
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to contribute to the profession via research and service

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville nurtures an open, respectful, and welcoming climate that facilitates learning and work. SIUE is committed to education that explores the historic significance of diversity in order to understand the present and to better enable our community to engage the future. Integral to this commitment, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville strives for a student body and a workforce that is both diverse and inclusive. We strongly encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups, including women, members of racially minoritized groups, and individuals with disabilities, to apply.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in an academic library.

Terms of Appointment
Assistant or Associate Professor, 12-month continuing contract, tenure/tenure-track position beginning January 2023

Minimum of $55,000. Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience. Excellent benefits program. For more information about employment benefits and policies, visit:

Dual Career Support for New Faculty
The Career Development Center has partnered with SIUE's Toward an Inclusive Model of Excellence project to provide a variety of career services and resources to partners of new faculty who have relocated to the Greater St. Louis area. Visit them online at:

Application Process
To apply for this position, please submit a letter of application; a page long DEIA statement that details your knowledge, track-record, and ideas for advancing DEIA in academia; curriculum vitae; contact information for three professional references; and transcripts in one PDF via email to:

Tracey Price, Office Manager;

Application Deadline
All application materials should be submitted by October 15, 2022.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Librarian, Location: Washington, DC - 20037
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