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Open Scholarship Librarian, University Libraries of Augusta University, (Augusta, GA)

Job Summary

Job ID 271589

Position # 40072381

The University Libraries of Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia seeks a faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor to serve as a service-focused, innovative, and collaborative librarian to support campus open scholarship initiatives. The Open Scholarship Librarian will work in a team-based environment to provide library services to the university campus in addition to serving as a liaison/embedded librarian to the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences. 

The ideal candidate for this position should possess an ALA-accredited MLS or an equivalent degree. Essential qualifications include outstanding abilities in presentation, instruction, and both written and oral communication. Additionally, the candidate must showcase proficiency in information literacy skills, including searching and analytical techniques, as well as knowledge of scholarly publishing models. This position is not considered to be on tenure track.


Manage open scholarship initiatives and efforts

  • Lead campus efforts in creating open educational textbooks, open educational resources, and other teaching materials
  • Collaborate with partners to expand open access efforts on campus and explore other open research opportunities
  • Serve on the University System of Georgia/GALILEO Georgia Knowledge Repository Committee and as the library champion for Affordable Learning Georgia on the Augusta University campus
  • In collaboration with colleagues, analyze trends in Augusta University scholarship and publishing at large to assist in developing a strategy for supporting and advancing open scholarship

Act as point of contact for scholarly communication activities

  • Maintain the institutional repository Scholarly Commons
  • Provide specialized research services, including in-depth consultations related to copyright and publishing
  • Stay informed about emerging trends in scholarly communication and publishing

Serve as liaison librarian

  • Act as liaison to the School of Computer and Cyber Sciences
  • Participate in the library instruction program by teaching classes in liaison area and other areas as needed
  • Provide reference and research assistance both in person and virtually
  • Contribute to collection development in liaison area

Research, service, professional development, and student success activities

  • Conduct scholarly research relevant to areas of responsibility or interest and disseminate research by contributing to the professional literature, presenting at conferences, and/or producing other scholarly outputs
  • Engage in service to the libraries, the university, and the profession, primarily through committee work
  • Actively engage in professional development through attendance at conferences, workshops, and/or other learning opportunities
  • Contribute to student success at the university

Required Qualifications

  • American Library Association accredited Master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree
  • Excellent presentation and instruction skills
  • Evidence of effective written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated teaching and instruction experience
  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholder groups across the university
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage priorities
  • Evidence of strong computer and technology skills
  • Knowledge of scholarly publishing models

Assistant Professor- Early level career as a faculty member with 3-5 years of experience.

Associate Professor- Mid level career faculty member with at least five years at rank of Assistant Professor or comparable training, background, and experience.

Required faculty employment qualifications for all USG institutions and all academic ranks within these institutions shall be:

–             Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)’s requirements for institutional accreditation;

–             Evidence of ability as a teacher;

–             Evidence of activity as a scholar and ability in all other duties assigned;

–             Successful experience (which will necessarily be waived for those just entering the academic profession who meet all other requirements); and,

–             Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data, and recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with institutional repository software (e.g., DSpace, Digital Commons)
  • Knowledge of metadata creation


This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.

Assistant Professor- $73,000- $90,000

Associate Professor- $73,000- $90,000

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data. 

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments).  For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Website:

College/Department Information

Under the leadership of the Dean of Libraries, and comprised of the Reese Library and Greenblatt Health Sciences Library, the Augusta University Libraries are on an exciting growth trajectory to meet and exceed the aspirational imperatives of Augusta University. The Libraries lead the organization in providing comprehensive resources and services in support of the education, research and scholarship, clinical care, and outreach and economic development strategic focus areas of our research university.

About Us

Augusta University is Georgia’s innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia’s cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia’s only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.  Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other.

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office.  Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect.  These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found online at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at


Our Health Sciences Campus:

1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.

Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply

To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.

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 every day 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.