Job Posting: Scholarly Communication Librarian (Rowan University Libraries)

Rowan University Libraries seeks forward-thinking and collaborative candidates for the 12-month, hybrid-eligible, tenure-track position of Scholarly Communication Librarian. The person in this position, based on the Glassboro campus but serving the entire Rowan community, including Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU), Rowan-Virtua School of Osteopathic Medicine (RUSOM), and forthcoming Rowan School of Veterinary Medicine), will provide expertise and leadership in data curation, scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and Open Access. The Scholarly Communication Librarian will chair the Research Data Management Working Group and work closely with the Divisions of University Research and Information Resources & Technology (IRT) to develop best practices and procedures in the preservation, management, and sharing of research data. They will also lead outreach to and training of Rowan faculty, students, staff, and affiliated researchers on issues related to research data curation and scholarly communication, such as the creation of data management plans. The successful candidate will also have experience teaching.

The successful candidate will train librarians to answer data research management questions, lead in developing and enhancing research data literacy/management skills for faculty and students in partnership with other research units across the university. The Scholarly Communication Librarian will contribute to various digital initiatives at Rowan University Libraries, including Rowan Digital Works (RDW, Rowan’s research institutional repository), as well as strategic initiatives and partnerships to promote Open Scholarship more broadly. The incumbent will perform this work in partnership with colleagues in the libraries, including the Digital Scholarship Center Coordinator, the RDW Institutional Repository Manager, the Digital Humanities & Social Sciences Librarian, the Technology Services Librarian, the University Archivist, and the Scholarly Communications Committee.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work in a complex, changing environment; have a proven capacity to work effectively in teams and build partnerships; and be committed to engaging in scholarly activities, seeking external funding, and providing service to the University, the community, and the profession.

This full-time tenure-track AFT (American Federation of Teachers) librarian faculty position will report to the Director of Research and Instruction. The successful candidate will be hired at the rank of Librarian II (AFT Range 26) or Librarian III (AFT Range 22) of the current CNJSCL state contract, depending on their prior experience. For more information on ranks and salary steps and ranges, please visit the Council of New Jersey State Locals Website at: and review the salary chart for 12-month employees.

Rowan University and the University Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through our work at all levels of the organization. The DEI Strategic Action Plan for the University is publicly available on the university’s web site at, including the Libraries’ specific goals (listed under the All Library Services Units option, under th e Department/Unit drop-down menu). More information on the Libraries’ DEI work can also beviewed at the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Rowan University Libraries website

In addition to other application materials, all candidates are required to submit a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement of approximately one page. This statement should provide brief, specific examples of the candidate’s developed knowledge of DEI principles and practices in academic library work, the candidate’s experience promoting DEI through their professional work, and the candidate’s plans to continue promoting DEI in their work at Rowan, should they be selected for the position.

Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. For the complete Rowan University non-discrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS) from a library school accredited by

the American Library Association (or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent)

  • Minimum 1-4 years of relevant professional experience in a research library
  • Demonstrated understanding of current practices and emerging trends in scholarly communications
  • Experience with teaching or leading workshops, providing consultations, on data curation tools and/or services (such as Figshare, ORCID, Data Dryad, or the DMPTool)
  • Ability to fulfill the Tenure & Re-contracting criteria for a library faculty member on the

tenure track, including the creation of scholarly presentations and publications

  • Experience with data management workflows
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work in an academic environment, both independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated action towards anti-racist, inclusive, and ethical practice and pedagogy
  • Excellent oral, written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Evidence of ability to collaborate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing organizational priorities and duties

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with grant writing and/or grant administration
  • Experience in academic publishing, especially library-based publishing
  • An additional advanced degree in a relevant field

Please include: CV/Resume, Cover Letter, and DEI statement

Note: Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.

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