Librarian Assistant Professor

Augusta, Georgia
Oct 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Information

Job Opening #13336
Position #00007835

The Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library of Augusta University invites applications for the position of Scholarly Communications Librarian, a non-tenure track faculty position with an appointment as Assistant Professor.  The primary focus will be to grow a dynamic program to support scholarship for the health sciences campus.  


Reporting to the Chair of Content Management, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will be responsible for planning, implementing, and leading outreach activities promoting the institutional repository and other scholarly communication initiatives to include issues related to intellectual property and open access of scholarly output at the University.   This position will also provide a data management plan consultation service, research impact reports and participate in grant support for research faculty.  The successful candidate will provide best practice standards in maintaining the University’s electronic theses and dissertations and coordinate efforts for new open access publications on campus.

Intra-Institutional Responsibilities:

The Scholarly Communications Librarian will serve as liaison for a health sciences college and will serve on library and institutional committees as a faculty member.

Extra-Institutional Responsibilities:

The Scholarly Communications Librarian is expected to be active professional in local, regional, and national associations and will contribute to the professional literature. 

Salary and Benefits:

The position has faculty rank and status (non-tenure track).  Benefits include a competitive health package, TIAA/CREF, and other retirement options.  Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Minimum Requirements  


  • Master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association-accredited program.
  • Minimum of 2 years professional post-MLS experience or library equivalent experience.


  • Familiar with current trends and emerging issues in scholarly communications.
  • Knowledge of current metadata schemas, standards, and institutional repository platforms such as Dublin Core, METS, DOI, ORCID, and DSpace.
  • Familiar with data management issues such as organization standards, funding agencies requirements, and preservation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as plan, coordinate, and implement programs in a timely matter.
  • Knowledge of relevant intellectual property and publication issues.
  • Evidence of ability to meet university standards in librarianship, teaching, publication and research, and service.


How To Apply  

To be considered an applicant for this position, you should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names of three professional references online at


Conditions of Employment  

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.  For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of an original transcript.  Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.


Other Information  

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees.  "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."   Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.  


Equal Employment Opportunity  

Augusta University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, Augusta University is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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