Come Work with Us!

Are you interested in joining the Scholarly Communications Office? We're hiring!

Position Available - Head of Scholarly Communications

Are you a natural leader? Are you passionate about the dissemination of scholarly work? Are you a champion of institutional repositories? The Emory Libraries Scholarly Communications Office wants YOU to lead our team!

What's the job?

The Head of Scholarly Communications will lead the Scholarly Communications Office and promote our repositories and related services to the Emory community.

The ideal candidate for this position...

  • Has experience successfully leading library service teams
  • Recognizes the impact and importance of institutional repository services
  • Knows how to navigate the academic landscape to effectively promote and advocate for services
  • Is familiar with current trends in scholarly communications services

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Who are we?

Ranked among the top 25 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) in North America, Emory University Libraries in Atlanta and Oxford, Georgia, are an intellectual commons for Emory University. The Scholarly Communications Office serves Emory faculty, students, and staff by assisting with copyright and scholarly communications issues, promoting Open Access, and providing support for research data management.

With five staff members, the Scholarly Communications Office provides a variety of services, including:

  • Assistance with author agreements and book contracts,
  • Copyright questions,
  • Electronic theses and dissertations support,
  • Open access publication fund,
  • Permissions assistance, and
  • Research data management.

The Scholarly Communications Office is in the Research, Engagement, and Scholarly Communications division of the library, which includes subject librarians in three subject teams (Area Studies, Humanities, and Science and Social Sciences), collection development, outreach and education, and scholarly communications. The Scholarly Communications Office provides services to the Emory community and works with colleagues in all of Emory's libraries.

Our Operating Principles

The Scholarly Communications Office adheres to the following operational principles:
  • Our customers come first
  • Our team meets biweekly
  • Professional development is a shared resource
  • We teach, learn from, and help each other
  • We're all headed in the same direction
  • We're flexible about our work
  • Don't forget the baked goods

Still Have Questions?

If you have questions about this position or the Emory Libraries, please contact Lisa Macklin, Director, Research, Engagement, and Scholarly Communications at or 404-727-1535.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and apply online at, Requisition/Job Posting # 19409.
Candidates applying by May 28, 2018 will receive priority consideration.

Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include:

1) Cover letter of application describing qualifications and experience;
2) Current resume/vita detailing education and relevant experience; and
3) On a separate document list the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 professional references including a current or previous supervisor.

We look forward to hearing from you!