Head of Scholarly Communication

University of Kent - Information Services

We are seeking a creative and resourceful individual with a very good understanding of the higher education research environment. In this role, you will work closely with academic and professional services colleagues to design and establish our new Office for Scholarly Communication, based in the stunning, newly extended and refurbished Templeman Library here at the University of Kent.

You will help us realise our ambitions for research excellence through:

  • Your active engagement with researchers to understand research support needs.
  • Your ideas for delivering highly visible, effective and streamlined support, wholly focussed on researcher needs.
  • Your excellent understanding of the growing number of mechanisms and channels for communicating and disseminating research.
  • Your professional leadership and advocacy for new approaches to scholarly communication.

Applications for this new, senior post are welcome from candidates seeking to extend and enrich their professional experience in higher education across both libraries and research. This is an exciting time in higher education research and this role offers a unique opportunity to redefine and transform our scholarly communications support at Kent.

Information Services

Information Services is comprised of four sections: Customer Support, Library Collections and IT Development together directly support almost all areas of University activity, and the Planning and Administration section supports the work of the department.

Website: www.kent.ac.uk/is/who

Further Information

Interviews are to be held: 29 Nov 2016.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact Kim Kerr on k.kerr@kent.ac.uk.

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a summary document. Your summary should provide clear evidence and examples demonstrating where you meet the essential criteria for the post. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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