Job Board

The LPC maintains a list of jobs that incorporate library publishing roles. To be included in this list, the position must be located administratively in a library, or report directly to a library-based supervisor. The primary function(s) of the position must directly engage in the creation, dissemination, and/or curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works. Administrative positions that do not directly engage in these functions may be included if they include supervisory responsibility primarily for employees who are performing these functions.

This position at the Syracuse University Libraries leads the Libraries’ open publishing services for the University community.  The position develops, champions, and assesses business models for open publishing, broad technical requirements, partnerships, strategy, and necessary policies and procedures. The position helps the Libraries serve the University not only as its principal buyer and lessor of scholarship, but by enhancing its global reputation through open distribution of its scholarly and creative works. 
The position leads Syracuse University’s institutional repository (SURFACE) and manages a variety of projects to produce high-quality digital publications in multiple genres and formats.  The position provides outreach and support for open publishing initiatives, including open journals; provides copyright services on the Libraries’ behalf; promotes author rights to University researchers, and promotes the development and adaptation of open educational resources. It also shapes connections between instructional programming and scholarly communication through the development of new collaborative partnerships and through assisting faculty and researchers to make greater use of services provided via SURFACE.
This position requires:
•          At least 1 year of experience in an academic library or research setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience
•           At least 2 years plus digital scholarly publishing experience – ideally in an open context
•           Strong understanding of contemporary developments in digital publishing, open access initiatives, open educational resources, and the open publishing landscape, including copyright and other author’s rights
•           Strong knowledge of contemporary developments in digital research
•           Demonstrated experience with scholarly editorial practices
•           Experience with repository software, services, and functional development
•           Solid budgetary and management experience
•           Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical tools, including producing reports, visualizing data and communicating findings
Syracuse University offers an excellent benefit package that includes tuition, retirement, comprehensive health care plan, paid vacation, and the opportunity for continued professional development.
For a position description and online application instructions, go to, (#033357).  Cover letter and resume must be attached. 
Syracuse University is an AA/EOE.