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Data Curation and Scholarly Communication Librarian
Apply nowJob no: 498156
Work type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Library
Data Curation & Scholarly Communication Librarian

Rowan University Libraries seeks forward-thinking and collaborative candidates for the 12-month, hybrid-eligible, tenure-track position of Data Curation & Scholarly Communication Librarian.

This position, based on our Glassboro, NJ campus, provides expertise and guidance in data curation, scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and Open Access to the entire Rowan community of:

Rowan University
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU),
Virtua Health College of Medicine and Life Sciences of Rowan University
Rowan School of Veterinary Medicine (2025)
Our Data Curation & Scholarly Communication Librarian chairs the Research Data Management Working Group and works closely with the Division of University Research and the Information Resources & Technology Department to develop best practices and procedures in the preservation, management, and sharing of research data. They 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 duties inclusive of both reference and instruction.

Our Data Curation & Scholarly Communication Librarian contributes to various digital initiatives at Rowan University Libraries, including Rowan Digital Works (RDW), Rowan’s research institutional repository. This includes the library Open Access Publication Fund, 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, Library Technology Services staff, University Archives and Special Collections staff, and the Scholarly Communications Committee.

Our successful candidate is one who is energized in a growing and changing environment and enjoys working on teams and building partnerships. This role requires a commitment to engaging in scholarly activities, seeking external funding, and providing service to the University, the community, and the profession.

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)
Familiarity with current practices and emerging trends in scholarly communications
Experience providing consultations, or teaching or leading workshops, on data curation tools and/or services (such as Figshare, ORCID, Data Dryad, or the DMPTool)
Demonstrated initiative and ability to work in a growing academic environment.
Demonstrated action towards anti-racist, inclusive, and ethical practice and pedagogy
Flexibility and willingness to adapt to lead innovative organizational priorities and duties
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
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with grant writing and/or grant administration
Experience in academic publishing, especially library-based publishing
About Rowan:

Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified R2 public institution serving more than 20,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford, and five others. The University comprises seven academic colleges and six schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts, the colleges of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Nursing & Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans disciplines. Rowan is one of three universities in the nation to offer M.D. and D.O. degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, Edelman Planetarium, Edelman Fossil Park & Museum, and Virtual Reality Center, among 23 research-based centers and institutes. Named one of the nation’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report, Rowan has been recognized as the fourth fastest-growing public research university for three consecutive years as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

This full-time tenure-track AFT (American Federation of Teachers) librarian faculty position will report to the Director of Research Support 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.

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

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 the Department/Unit drop-down menu). More information on the Libraries’ DEI work can also be viewed 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:

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

Advertised: Nov 29 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Jan 2 2023 11:55 PM Eastern Standard Time

Nondiscrimination at Rowan University: Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and supporting regulations, Rowan does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities that it operates; this extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its supporting regulations may be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education or to the University’s Associate Vice President and Title IX Coordinator: Monise Princilus, Ed.S. , Associate Vice President and Title IX Coordinator, Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Equity & Compliance, Rowan University, Savitz Hall, Suite 203, 201 Mullica Hill Rd, Glassboro, NJ 08028, [log in to unmask], 856-256-5440

For information on the Title IX Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault policy and grievance procedures, please click here.