Head of Open Scholarship Support

Job Description

Head of Open Scholarship Support


Location: Bodleian Libraries: Open Scholarship, Osney One, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0EW

Hours: Full-time

Contract type: Permanent

Grade 10: £55,750 - £64,605 per annum 

The Head of Open Scholarship Support is an exciting new role, based within the Bodleian Libraries and providing strategic leadership in the areas of Open Access, Open Research and Scholarly Communications, working in partnership with researchers and staff across the University of Oxford.  

You will have responsibility for developing strategy and policy for Open Scholarship and Open Access, ensuring any developments meet the needs of the University researchers from across all disciplines.  

This is an exciting time for Open Scholarship and Open Access at the University of Oxford.  In particular, as Head of Open Scholarship Support you will play a key role in the implementation of Plan S and the outcomes of the UKRI Open Access Review.  You will also be working with researchers to shape and support the rapidly evolving areas of Open Science and Reproducible Research.

You will have a  deep understanding of the scholarly communications landscape, in particular with regards to open access, open research and research data management, both within the UK and globally, and the ability to undertake sector wide advocacy and engagement. You will also be educated to postgraduate level, with a strong track record of strategy and policy development, combined with excellent communication, influencing and team working skills and the ability to develop strong collaborative relationships with academic and professional staff at every career stage.

Reporting to the Associate Director, Scholarly Resources, you will have responsibility for leading the newly formed Open Scholarship department, which comprises of a small team of experts in the area of Scholarly Communications.  As such, you will have significant experience of leading, managing and developing staff.  

You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. CVs will not be considered. 

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday (GMT) on Wednesday 4 March 2020 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 30 March 2020.

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