Assistant or Associate Professor, Department Head of the Center for Scholarly Publishing

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Kansas State University Libraries is seeking a creative, outreach-oriented individual to serve as the Department Head of the Center for Scholarly Publishing at K-State Libraries. This position will advance K-State Libraries’ central role in creating and supporting research and scholarship through strategic leadership and relationship-building. This position will report to the interim associate dean for research, education, & engagement.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to expand the Libraries’ many existing and emerging scholarly communication services, programs and priorities, which include the Open Alternative Textbook Initiative, copyright support, K-State Research Exchange, and New Prairie Press. In addition, this position will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to assess, shape and build upon the Libraries’ current portfolio of research support services.

This is a new position formed to support K-State Libraries’ strategic initiative ( to elevate scholarly communication at K-State and the university’s strategic imperatives ( of improving retention and graduation rates by providing open educational resources to students and growing our research enterprise with a strong focus on interdisciplinary collaborations.

The successful candidate will be committed to fostering a culture of collaboration and exploration; demonstrate action in diversity, equity and inclusion in all facets of the role; articulate a clear understanding of research library responsibilities; and support the research lifecycle throughout all stages. The candidate will be encouraged to continue their teaching and research interests should they bring expertise in these areas to the position.

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