Scholarly Communication Support – Job Opportunities – University of Cambridge

“The Office of Scholarly Communication wishes to recruit a Scholarly Communication Support to join our team in providing friendly and efficient support to researchers and librarians across the university. The Office of Scholarly Communication is based at the University Library.

A key responsibility of the role-holder is to provide effective support for researchers by uploading article submissions to the University’s institutional repository, Apollo. They will be responsible for checking that submissions meet funder requirements and will also provide helpdesk support to researchers; fielding queries relating to funding and funder policies regularly. The role holder will also occasionally work on the deposit of theses, datasets, and reports into the repository….”

Position Opening: Programs & Operations Specialist – SPARC

“The Programs and Operations Specialist position assists the Chief Operating Officer in the operational management of SPARC, which encompasses policy, advocacy, community organizing, and professional development initiatives. The Specialist provides key organizational support to the SPARC team, including coordinating virtual and in-person events, facilitating memberships, supporting the Steering Committee and their election process, and as well as general operational support. The position also coordinates parts of SPARC’s ongoing community programming and contributes to meaningful and impactful work across the organization. 

This full-time, virtual position is a prime opportunity for a motivated professional seeking to advance openness and equity in research and education while gaining valuable operational non-profit experience alongside experienced advocates and leaders. Candidates for employment must be authorized to work in the United States. Candidates outside of the United States may be considered as a contractor….”

Job Description – Assistant Director Open Publishing Initiatives and Scholarly Communications (22003508)

“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), Library-supported faculty and student open access journals, 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.

Temple University Libraries serves the Temple community and beyond, including more than 35,000 students; over 2,000 full-time faculty; and researchers and visitors on Main, Center City, and Health Sciences Center campuses in Philadelphia and on our Ambler and Harrisburg campuses. We are committed to providing research and learning services, offering open access to our facilities and information resources, and fostering innovation and experimentation. Our collections total more than four million physical and digital titles, over 260,000 print and electronic journal subscriptions, and more than 700 research databases. We also collect, preserve, and provide access to a broad universe of special collections, including rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs, and more. As part of our library enterprise, the award-winning Temple University Press supports our mission to advance learning and scholarship.”

Health Science Policy Analyst

“Duties As a Health Science Policy Analyst, some of your duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following: Conduct the development and implementation of the trans-NIH GDS resource by utilizing expertise and resources in genomics, bioinformatics, biomedical data analysis, policy implementation, and large-scale coordination and collaboration. Participate in the development of comprehensive information, education, and training resources in the areas of GDS compliance. Respond to inquiries from NIH staff, NIH data access committees and outside investigators related to implementation of the GDS policy and provides support to NIH data access committees, data repository staff and other key stakeholders. Perform analysis and evaluation of significant problems or questions pertaining to NIH GDS activities and policies. Plan, conduct, coordinate, and evaluate extensive long-range studies and develop analyses regarding GDS policy….”

Job: UK Reproducibility Network (Open Research) Project Officer. End of play: Sept 26, 2022 | University of Oxford

The UKRN (Open Research) Project Officer will support a programme of activity to advance research and innovation culture at Oxford. The post-holder will work in close coordination with the UKRN Institutional Lead for Oxford, the Research Practice team in Research Services, and with the UKRN.

We are looking for an organised and confident communicator who will provide support across a range of projects. You will be responsible for the coordination of UKRN activities at the University of Oxford, for collaboration with other project officers and UKRN institutional leads across other linked institutions. You will manage, organise, and support the delivery and evaluation of training and other events, design and prepare a range of communication material, as well as undertake other tasks required of a project officer.

You will be based in the Open Scholarship Support team in the Bodleian Libraries, and you will work closely with the new Research Practice team in Research Services as well as with units within Divisions, Departments/Faculties, the Researcher Hub, and IT Services.

This post is fixed term for 3 years, and is available at 60% FTE (22.5 hours per week), with some flexibility about how this is achieved. The team is currently working in a hybrid manner.

You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. CVs alone will not be considered.

Our staff and students come from all over the world, and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diverse groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example shared parental leave.


Job: Technical Community Program Manager at Wikimedia Foundation | Sept 2022

“The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Technical Community Program Manager to join our team, reporting to the Manager of Developer Advocacy in the Technology department.  As the Technical Community Program Manager, you will be part of a multifunctional team supporting our global communities of Free and Open Source developers. You will work closely with our technical community and staff, and help run programs, events and initiatives to foster technical community and capacity building and a fun, inclusive and productive environment.  You’ll work remotely with a full-time distributed team, and need to overlap (UTC-4 to UTC+2) working hours. We are looking for someone who is comfortable working and communicating in a highly collaborative, open environment; is passionate about connecting people; and eager to develop a broad understanding of Wikimedia’s diverse technical communities, technical areas, and ways to contribute….”

Job: Africa Regional Strategy Lead | Association for Progressive Communications | Deadline for applications: 1 October 2022

“…The Africa Regional Strategy Lead will provide direction for and coordinate APC’s advocacy work and movement building strategy on digital rights and internet governance in the region. This will include developing and implementing Africa-focused projects, supervising staff supporting this work and working closely with APC staff leading other areas of work in Africa. The Africa Regional Strategy Lead will contribute to strengthening relationships between APC and its members and partners in the region and will work closely with APC teams working on global policy advocacy. Start date: 15 November 2022.* Deadline for applications: 1 October 2022 * The successful applicant is expected to attend the Internet Governance Forum in Ethiopia on 28 November to 2 December 2022. Location: The applicant can work from anywhere but must come from and live on the African continent….”

Job: Community Manager – OA eBook Usage (OAeBU) Data Trust (End of play: Sept 02, 2022)  | OPERAS

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.


Management Assistant Office of CLARIN ERIC (0,7 – 1,0 FTE) (End of play: Sept 11, 2022) | Working at Utrecht University – Utrecht University

CLARIN ERIC, the central organisation of the European Research Infrastructure for language resources, has a vacancy for an experienced management assistant to work as member of the central organisation. We are looking to hire somebody who feels at home in an (international) scientific environment, who is a team player but also able to work independently and who is interested in joining the team that is responsible for the operational and administrative aspects of the central organisation of CLARIN.

Activities & tasks include (all or part of the following, depending on the eventual size of the appointment):

running general front office tasks, such as adding content to the website, handling emails arriving in the general mailbox (e.g., answering questions, forwarding specific requests to the relevant CLARIN representative(s) or other staff members);
preparing of the logistics of virtual and physical meetings;
collecting information for management overviews and memos, and digital archiving;
managing mailing lists and registrations;
supporting committee meetings (agenda preparation, minute taking, etc.);
supporting the layout and production of printed material.

Our team works in a hybrid office with short lines of communication and flexible working hours, and the possibility to work remotely for short periods of time (in mutual agreement).


Head of Finance and Operations | Wikimedia UK

Wikimedia UK is seeking a Head of Finance and Operations.

The overall purpose of the role is to lead the finance and operational function of Wikimedia UK. Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will work closely with other members of the Senior Management Team and the Honorary Treasurer, and line-manage the Finance and Operations Coordinator.



East Carolina University, US | Publishing and Open Access Support Librarian | August 2022

“…The Publishing and Open Access Support Librarian promotes and supports open access to the scholarship and educational resources produced by faculty and students at East Carolina University. This highly collaborative position will be part of the Scholarly Communication Department in the Division for Collections and Scholarly Communication in Academic Library Services (ALS). In alignment with the library’s strategic emphasis on impacting research and maximizing student success, this employee’s primary duties include providing consultation, training, and support to the campus community on issues and evolving needs related to digital and open access publishing. Specifically, the incumbent will lead and support Open Journal Systems, the library’s online publishing software, and explore other relevant open access publishing tools. This position will support faculty and students by promoting and implementing sustainable scholarship initiatives. As a member of the Division for Collections and Scholarly Communication, this position participates in the library’s student affordability and equity initiatives. These duties include creating, adapting, publishing, supporting, and advocating for Open Educational Resources and other open access works. Additional duties include assisting with open data and digital scholarship projects and making content available through the institutional repository in collaboration with department colleagues. This position may serve as a liaison to one or more departments. This position will support the Scholarly Communication Department and library with other projects as assigned. The Publishing and Open Access Support Librarian participates in professional development and appropriate service on library, university, and professional committees. Employment contingent upon availability of funds….”

job: Communications Associate – Invest in Open Infrastructure | Code for Science & Society

“Invest in Open Infrastructure (IOI) was launched to create a strategic, global body dedicated to furthering a network of open, interoperable community-led and -supported infrastructure to advance scholarship, research, and education. We work in concert with institutional funders, decision makers, and philanthropic funders to better understand the decision points, funding and governance models available, and costs associated with maintaining, sustaining, and scaling open infrastructure projects. We are seeking a part-time Communications Associate to join our growing team and help us build a stronger, vibrant, and more resilient infrastructure supporting scientific and scholarly research. The Communications Associate will work with our Engagement Lead to ensure that IOI’s work is responsive to, and reflective of, the needs of the communities we serve: researchers, scholars, budget holders/funders, and the open infrastructure community. This is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to build or transition into a career in communications and stakeholder engagement, particularly in the STEM, nonprofit, and/or open-source spaces. The Communications Associate will provide editorial, communications campaign management, and event coordination support to further IOI’s mission and operationalize IOI’s research. This is a part-time, temporary, remote contract position, reporting to the Engagement Lead….”

job: Product Manager, PREreview | Code for Science & Society | August 2022

“…You will lead our team in developing a more robust and integrated infrastructure that can better support community engagement and growth, easy third-party site integration, and long-term sustainability within the context of a rapidly-evolving ecosystem. You will be managing the product development and design, working across teams at the intersection between technology, design, partnership and community engagement. You will be working closely with the PREreview development team, the community engagement lead, as well as the PREreview leadership team, particularly the Director. You will also interact on a weekly basis with development, product and community teams at eLife and Sciety, managing our collaboration and ensuring clear and effective communication across teams. Our primary target audience are researchers who belong to groups that have been traditionally marginalized and excluded from conducting scholarly peer review. You will engage with our users, as well as our key partners and stakeholders to ensure the PREreview platform continues to reflect the needs of the communities we strive to serve….”

Job: OEN Open Educational Practices Specialist | Open Education Network

The OEN is hiring an open educational practices specialist to serve as the point of contact for members regarding the use of all OEN-supported online platforms and technologies to advance open educational practices.

Our goal is to develop and facilitate training for OEN-supported platforms and technologies in order to encourage broad utilization for open education program growth. The open educational practices specialist will bring creativity, organization, and initiative to the management of open education platforms and technologies. On our small team, you will be responsible for consulting with OEN members about open practices and the use of OEN-supported platforms and technologies as well as recommending and implementing program improvements based upon community needs. You will be creating project timelines to ensure that support resources are aligned across the OEN’s portfolio of programs. You will also be providing support for the Open Textbook Library and the OEN hub and data dashboard.

Working in a collaborative culture rooted in gratitude, the open educational practices specialist will take the lead on ensuring that OEN-supported platforms and technologies are managed and facilitated with responsiveness and enthusiasm, engaging with a variety of stakeholders across the open education landscape.