Job: OPERAS Community Manager – OA eBook Usage (OAeBU) Data Trust


The position will be offered for a period of 3 years, contingent on receipt of grant award funding.
This is a full-time position based in Brussels.
Remote working opportunities in Europe can be considered.
Salary depends upon the experience of the successful candidate. Full package may vary depending on the country of living, if working from a different country than Belgium.
Displaced qualified Ukrainian people are strongly encouraged to apply

This position is responsible for facilitating community consultation and engagement for the international Open Access eBook Usage (OAeBU) Data Trust effort, funded initially through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded project, “OAeBU Data Trust: Advancing to Launch by Developing IDS Governance Building Blocks.” This project is a collaboration led by the University of North Texas, with co-PIs from OPERAS, OpenAIRE, and Educopia Institute.

This position will work under the supervision of the Canadian-American Executive Director of the OAeBU Data Trust effort to develop and manage mechanisms to engage community partners and solicit community input for the work-packages and projects related to the global OAeBU Data Trust effort. Based in Europe to provide the Data Trust with increased staff capacity to attend meetings within the Eastern Hemisphere, the position will be staffed through the OPERAS international not-for-profit association (AISBL).

As the second of two full-time positions working for the Data Trust, this individual will be responsible for developing and managing engagement strategies for OA book usage metrics stakeholder constituencies. This position is highly international and interdisciplinary in scope; the manager must have a positive record of communicating and engaging professionally with commercial, academic, and non-profit audiences worldwide. The individual recruited for this position must also have professional experience in scholarly communication and must be a reliable, independent worker that appreciates the importance of open access policies to global knowledge distribution.


“As a legal research fellow you will assist the PI(s) in the analysis, impact and opportunities of IP regulations, in particular copyright, in relation to a variety of topics/projects including Open Science, Open Data/PSI, trade secrets, and more generally to emerging issues of data governance from a property/IP perspective. You will be assisting in research projects either as a researcher or as a coordinator (depending on junior/senior) in the aforementioned areas employing a wide range of methodological approaches (case scenarios, EU comparative analysis, historical development of legal regulations, etc) and you should be able to develop their work in close collaboration with the PI, but also show the ability to perform specific tasks with a certain degree of autonomy.  As the research may also develop in other areas of law (e.g. fundamental rights, competition law, consumer protection, property law, unfair competition), your familiarity with (some) of these topics will be an asset duly considered….”

Arcadia Science – Discovery Community Manager

“We are seeking an exceptional community builder who will help us develop Arcadia into a science and innovation hub that extends beyond its physical geography to engage with scientists throughout the full range of the research cycle. Ideally this person is a connector — someone who loves people and can design a range of initiatives to attract key constituents into our orbit, build meaningful long-term relationships with scientists in academia and biotech to shape our efforts, and solicit peer feedback for our research products. A strong candidate has full-time research experience in biology or a related field, is experienced in outreach, event organization, or community management, is comfortable working independently and managing multiple projects, and is able to manage collaborations and mediate conflicts. A major responsibility of the eventual recruit will be to help pilot Arcadia’s open science experiment, which relies heavily upon gathering public feedback on our research, so a genuine passion for open science and community building is a must. Successful applicants can expect to be compensated between $90,000-120,000/year with benefits and a highly competitive equity offering, depending on experience level….”

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Portal | Institutional Repository Outreach Librarian- UAB Libraries

“The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Libraries seek an innovative and creative Institutional Repository Outreach Librarian to grow and maintain the libraries’ new Digital Commons repository, an open access digital repository platform for publishing and preserving the scholarly research and creative achievements of the UAB community. The primary responsibilities for the position include developing and managing the UAB Digital Commons institutional repository in collaboration with faculty and staff from Technology and Technical Services, liaising with reference librarians and UAB faculty and staff regarding content deposit, and performing outreach to expand institutional repository services and awareness. The successful candidate will lead the UAB Libraries in promoting UAB Digital Commons throughout the campus.

This position falls within the UAB Libraries’ Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) and will report to the Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly Communication. This person will work collaboratively with other library departments to promote the use and awareness of the institutional repository. This is a 12-month non-tenure track faculty position at the initial rank of Assistant or Associate Professor….”

Job: Preprint Community Manager | preLights

preLights is a preprint highlighting service that is centred around a community of early-career researchers. Launched in 2018, this initiative has gained significant attention from researchers as well as the publishing industry, being nominated for an ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing in 2019. We are now looking for the right person to join us for the next phase of community building and the site’s growth and development.

Joining an experienced and successful publishing team, this is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated team player to take a step into publishing or for someone already working in publishing to extend their interest in online communities.

Applicants will have relevant research experience, ideally a PhD in a field that features in preLights’ coverage. They should have a good understanding of the needs of scientists and the growing impact of preprints in biomedical research.


“The Shared Collections Program Director is charged to provide collaborative leadership and set the strategic direction for acquiring, building and managing the UC Libraries’ shared systemwide digital collection – one of the largest in the world – while also addressing the profound problems in the marketplace for scholarly publications through open access transformation. The position is responsible for the oversight of both the systemwide negotiation, licensing, and management of shared digital materials for the UC Libraries, and for the university’s efforts to transition its systemwide online journal licenses to open access, thus supporting the university’s mission to make the fruits of its research available worldwide.

The Shared Collections Program Director’s portfolio includes oversight of the Shared Print Program, a major collaborative initiative designed to build, develop and sustain shared physical library collections within and beyond UC, extending the value and reach of UC’s 40 million print holdings in partnership with other institutions regionally and nationally. The CDL acts as the administrative host for the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST), a distributed print journal archiving program, and its Shared Print Program provides leadership, strategic direction, and managerial oversight of the collaboration. The Director’s portfolio also includes a distributed team based at UC San Diego, responsible for the systemwide acquisition and cataloging of library databases, electronic journals, ebooks, and select open access digital resources.

Reporting to CDL’s Associate Vice Provost/Executive Director (AVP/ED), and consulting within the UC Libraries’ ten-campus advisory structure, the Shared Collections Program Director is a member of the CDL senior leadership team tasked with planning and implementing a comprehensive and coordinated portfolio of services. The Director is supported in their overall management of the Shared Collections portfolio by a leadership team including the Assistant Director of Systemwide Licensing and Collection Services, the Assistant Director of Open Access Agreements, and the Shared Print Manager….”

Head of Open Scholarship Services (Open Rank)

“Open Scholarship Services (OSS) is a refocused front-facing program within the University Libraries, administered by the Associate Dean, Collection Strategies and Services. The OSS Head is responsible for providing visionary leadership and oversight of the OSS team and program. The OSS Head will participate in campus-wide efforts to open, share, and preserve the University’s scholarship and research.

Position Description for the Head of Open Scholarship Services
To apply for position, please go to Head of Open Scholarship Services application page …”

Open Research Assistant (R220250) | Aston University

Within Library Services, you will work collaboratively with the other team members, offering mutual support in managing workload and developing proposals for service improvements and new initiatives. Our team also works closely with staff in Research and Knowledge Exchange and the Graduate School to support Open Research across the University. Library Services are currently working in a hybrid way with a mix of on-campus and remote working. We are open to discussions with the post-holder on location and flexibility of working hours, as long as the project can be successfully delivered. We also welcome applicants who are seeking external or internal secondments, with permission from their current employer. Aston University is located within Birmingham City Centre and has accessible transport links, via bus or train and a cycle to work scheme. We offer a generous annual leave scheme with 30 days annual leave and a further 13 days bank holiday and University closure days.

University of Minnesota Duluth seeks Scholarly Communications Librarian | Minitex

“The Kathryn A. Martin Library at University of Minnesota Duluth is hiring a Scholarly Communications Librarian. This is a 12 month, full-time position. The application deadline is May 9, 2022.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian provides leadership, direction, consultation, and outreach in the areas of copyright, digital scholarship, publishing, and research data management, both within the library and on campus. This person provides oversight of Digital Services, including the institutional repository and library publishing. The person in this position participates in Research & Learning Team meetings, activities, and projects; serves on teams and groups working on library-wide initiatives; and contributes to the library profession and/or campus….”

Postdoc in Equitable Science Education | Department of Science Education, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhage

The Department of Science Education, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen calls for applications for a 3 year postdoc position beginning 1st of September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. 

The project GATE
The postdoc position will be part of the research project GATE (Gender Aware Teaching for Equity in Science and Engineering), funded by The Grundfos foundation. The project strives to understand why the majority of young women who in upper secondary have selected a science study program refrain from continuing into post-secondary science and engineering. Science teaching has been pointed out as a key medium for understanding the gendered in- and exclusions of young women and how these mechanisms set the scene for their higher education choices. GATE thus aim to understand the gendered in- and exclusions within the disciplins (content, teaching, participation) with a specific focus on physics A, chemistry A and technology A.

The postdoc will be responsible for an independent work package within GATE. Empirically a group of young women will be followed with longitudinal interviews throughout second and third year at Danish Upper secondary school (stx and htx). The cohort of young women who continues into the A-level subjects will be followed more intensively into their third year through an ethnographic approach. Classroom observations of teaching and focus-group interviews with a broader groups of students will be conducted to ensure an extensive focus. Focus will be on ‘celebrated identities’ in science settings, how they are performed and how they relate to young women and their experiences with science, their life in general and how their thoughts of the future develop throughout upper secondary.

GATE aims to contribute with results relevant for practice, national knowledge and international research. Theoretically, GATE aims to contribute with combining a close focus on selected science disciplines with research in equity and gender-studies. Based on the project results and international experts connected to GATE, a group of upper secondary school teachers will work closely with the senior researchers in the project on developing, testing, evaluating and implementing a Gender Aware Teaching for Equality-approach in their science teaching. More information on GATE can be requisitioned by writing to Henriette Holmegaard ( or Lene Møller Madsen (

The role of the Postdoc 

Project management:

Attend and contribute actively to regular research group meetings both in GATE and in the research group SICS. Moreover, contribute to the department’s upper secondary school group.
Manage the contact with schools and coordination of empirical activities.
Support the GATE reference-group that entails key stakeholders.

Empirical work

Plan, conduct, and analyse qualitative data.

Publications, presentations

Disseminate results through key international journals in the research field, some in collaboration with the senior researchers in the project and some individually.
Present results at international conferences some in collaboration with the senior researchers in the project and some individually.
Participate at key national events with project-presentations and publish a few national papers.


Keep the GATE twitter account updated, contribute to a podcast.
Find ways of communicating research results nationally in collaboration with the GATE-project group.

Who are we looking for?

As the postdoc will conduct empirical work in Danish gymnasium, the candidate must speak a Scandinavian language and be willing to learn Danish within a short timeframe. However, everyday work-language at the department can be English.

We seek a candidate with experience in several of the qualifications below. However, we strongly encourage all candidates to apply also if they do not meet all of the below categories.

The ideal candidate:

Have substantial experiences with planning, conducting and analysing qualitative data in particular ethnographic studies.
Hold experiences with doing research at upper secondary-level or researching young people ideally where science education have played a significant role.
Holds a Ph.D.-degree within science education or in other disciplines e.g. anthropology, geography, pedagogy or sociology.
Have published papers in international peer reviewed journals.
Documented familiarity with the literature on gender and equity in science education.
Appreciate working in a research group where research is both jointly yet at the same time individual.
Are a good communicator and can present the project nationally as well as internationall

Job: Program Manager, Science & Data | AGU

Title: Program Manager, Science & Data

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: Washington, DC

What we do and offer our team

AGU is a global community of 130,000 Earth and space scientists, advocates and experts. As the Program Manager, Science & Data, you will support a dynamic association that publishes peer-reviewed journals and scientific books and convenes the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. Through our initiatives, such as mentoring, professional development and awards, AGU upholds and fosters an inclusive and diverse scientific community.

AGU offers our employees great benefits, including flexible work schedules, retirement savings options, as well as health, dental, life and disability insurance. AGU also provides exciting opportunities for professional development and tuition support.


AGU’s Workplace Values

We believe in accountability and ownership of work, by taking responsibility for decisions and results. We believe in member and customer service, and that they come first through providing high quality service.


We believe in excellence and giving it our all, through striving to be outstanding. We believe in integrity by doing the right thing, we achieve this by being honest and fair.

Our teams believe that with teamwork together we achieve more, we achieve this through collaboration. We believe in respect, that you earn it and give it, by open communication and collaboration.


What the Program Manager, Science & Data does


The Program Manager position is key in assisting AGU to promote discovery in Earth and Space science for the benefit of humanity by being strategic and operational in focus. The primary purpose of this role is to support our key projects and grant activity. The Program Manager ensures ongoing monitoring of the established schedule and key activities and deliverables to successfully meet the project objectives aligned with AGU’s strategic goals and operating plan.

This is a five-year term position and is part of the statement of work associated with the partnership agreement.


Supports planning and implementation of projects specifically under AGU’s Data Leadership team.
Facilitates scope definition, goals, and deliverables.
Defines tasks and resource requirements.
Develops and updates project plans.
Tracks project deliverables.
Works with project team to ensure quality assurance.
Constantly monitors and reports on progress to stakeholders.
Manages internal and external stakeholders.
Supports documentation of all aspects of a project.
Supports reports defining project progress, problems, and solutions.
Contributes to lessons learned, assesses results, and evaluates project.
Works to coordinate activities and awareness with other AGU efforts.
Helps develop tangible deliverables and outcomes of initiatives and grant work.
Helps Data Leadership meet key outcomes related to operating plan.
Other duties as assigned.



What the Program Manager, Science & Data brings to the team


Must be able to represent AGU’s organizational culture of honesty and transparency in operations


2+ years of experience in scientific research/project management/data management with an Earth and space science related Master’s Degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to influence and lead.
Demonstrated initiative and a proactive approach to tasks.
Ability to exercise independent judgment: juggle multiple tasks under tight deadlines
Must be detail oriented.
Ability to handle complex technical information and prioritize assignments, set goals, and work independently as well as in a group.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and customer service skills (with a high degree of diplomacy) are essential, as is excellent follow-through on tasks.
High degree of professionalism and accuracy.
Demonstrated discretion on confidential matters.
Excellent critical thinking and problems-solving skills.
Overall knowledge of and experience in project management
Demonstrated experience with a wide variety of communications software.
Knowledge of current open science initiatives, especially in the Earth and space sciences.
Experience working in a membership organization environment is preferred
Excellent communication skills.

We are hiring – join the OAPEN Team! | OAPEN

The OAPEN Foundation is looking for a project manager to help us with promoting and supporting the transition to open access for academic books.

The Position

The project manager will be involved in the various international projects OAPEN participates in to advance open access for books, delivering on the project activities of the foundation. Next to this, the project manager will perform tasks related to the technical operation of its three platforms and services. Finally, the project manager will assist with the financial administration of the foundation.

Copyright Librarian

“Reporting to the Head of the Scholarly Communications Office (SCO), the Copyright Librarian provides key services and has primary responsibility for helping faculty, staff, and students throughout the campus with questions and issues concerning all aspects of copyright in higher education instruction, research, and publishing, with a secondary focus on more general scholarly communications topics. This librarian also plays a crucial role in educating library staff and providing expert guidance on copyright and scholarly communication issues. Specifically, the Copyright Librarian serves as a resource to subject librarians and participates in working groups and communities of practice focused on library reserves, interlibrary loan, and digitization and sharing of archival resources….”

Copyright and Scholarly Communication Librarian

“Reporting to the Head of Scholarly Communication Services, the Copyright and Scholarly Communication Librarian supports faculty, students, and staff with services and outreach related to Washington University Libraries’ scholarly communication program, including support for copyright, open access,and other rights issues that connect to teaching, research, and library services. The incumbent contributes to the development, implementation, and sustained delivery of scholarly communication services, resources,and engagement initiatives in the Libraries, with a focus on providing copyright information and education to WashU constituents, and supporting diverse formats of scholarly output and infrastructures for research dissemination that promote accessibility and impact….”

Job Description – Asst Director, Open Publishing Initiatives and Scholarly Communications (22001253)

“Reporting to and working with the Scholarly Communications Officer and Executive Director of Temple University Press, the Assistant Director, Open Publishing Initiatives and Scholarly Communications, provides vision, leadership and direction for strategic and operational planning for the Libraries’ open access digital scholarly publishing programs, the institutional repository (TUScholarShare), and the Open Access Publishing Fund, which together form the Center for Scholarly Communication and Open Publishing. Supervises the Library Publishing and Scholarly Communications staff. Serves as the Editor-in-Chief of North Broad Press, a joint Press/Libraries imprint for open educational resources, and oversees all North Broad Press activities, including acquisitions, editorial, production, and marketing. Consults with Temple University Press on openly available digital publishing projects, advises Press staff and scholarly authors on the development and implementation of the same.  Manages the Libraries’ open access journal publishing service, working closely with faculty, student journal managers and editors. Actively seeks out new journals from the Temple community. Oversees ongoing development and expansion of the Libraries’ institutional repository, TUScholarShare, in order to help make Temple scholarship freely available online to a global audience.  Leads outreach efforts on behalf of the Libraries to faculty in support of scholarly publication innovations and reforms. Acts as a campus resource on open access publishing, and collaborates across campus to further open access initiatives. Strategically plans scholarly programming and events around these topics, in collaboration with other groups such as the Office of Research, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT), and the Center for the Humanities at Temple (CHAT). Participates in local, regional, and national initiatives related to library publishing, scholarly communications, and open access, in order to support the success of the Libraries’ open publishing services. Performs related duties as assigned….”