Job Opportunity: Director of Product Engineering – Creative Commons

“The Director of Product Engineering reports to the CEO and will lead the development and implementation of CC’s products and services. You’ll be responsible for the CC Search roadmap and the review and enhancement of existing tools to ensure their successful adoption on the web. This is a rare opportunity to lead within an organization that is fundamental to sharing online, operating at a global scale. The successful candidate will lead a technical team to meet the needs of this vital organization, and to build a more vibrant, usable global commons, powered by collaboration and gratitude.

We believe that diverse teams build better organizations and better services. Applications from qualified candidates from all backgrounds, including those from under-represented communities, are very welcome.

The Director of Product Engineering leads the technology team to:

  • Develop, lead and implement an ambitious product strategy, including a product and service roadmap for CC Search and other relevant services. Lead a small team aligned with our goal of a more vibrant, usable commons powered by collaboration and gratitude
  • Attract and oversee a small team of software developers and UX designers to build innovative, robust software both for CC use and for public release
  • Work in the open, in public repositories, open chat rooms, public wikis and a global community
  • Work with the CEO and Director of Development to seek funding for CC’s various technical projects
  • Represent the organization and provide technical leadership within various open communities and with CC partners. Coordinate with other outside communities, companies, and institutions to further Creative Commons’ mission, for example: W3C, non-profit communities like EFF, Open Knowledge, and Wikipedians, and the open data, open access, library, and open education communities”

Librarian, Copyright and Licensing, University of Waterloo

“The Copyright and Licensing Librarian is the primary coordinator and campus consultant on issues that span copyright risks and accountabilities as well as information resources’ licenses and contracts. This campus role serves as a key educator on copyright and licensing issues; provides expert assessment and analysis concerning licensing and copyright issues, such as information resource usage rights; supports risk management and compliance.

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As an educator and instructor, the Copyright and Licensing Librarian provides support for information sessions and educational activities by:

 

  • Developing, organizing, and delivering seminars, programs, modules, and workshops to educate faculty, students, and other campus partners about copyright, author’s rights, and licensing issues and practices 
  • Liaising with campus partners to develop and promote community engagement tools
  • Providing campus wide education on Open Access and Open Education Resources and strategies, e.g. collaborating on the coordination of local Open Access Week events.”

 

Open Access Grants Manager (London)

“We [Arcadia] have decided to expand our open access programme and want to recruit a senior manager to lead its development and delivery. We are looking for someone with an activist’s ambitions, a digital librarian’s knowledge and skills and a politician’s tactics. Arcadia has a longstanding commitment to increasing open access to scholarly research and other knowledge, and in book and journal publishing. The successful candidate would be responsible for developing our policy approach and identifying new opportunities, where our funding could make an impact on open access across the world….”

Open Access Grants Manager – Arcadia

“We have decided to expand our open access programme and want to recruit a senior manager to lead its development and delivery. We are looking for someone with an activist’s ambitions, a digital librarian’s knowledge and skills and a politician’s tactics. The successful candidate would be responsible for developing our policy approach and identifying new opportunities, where our funding could make an impact on open access across the world….”

Associate Executive Director, Publishing job with American Library Association | 350812

“The American Library Association (ALA), the oldest, largest and most influential library association in the world is seeking an Associate Executive Director (AED) Publishing, to head our Publishing Department….

ALA is looking for a leader who will take part in if not lead discussions that are going to be complex, but necessary, given the changing publishing market, the rise of library publishing in the academic sphere, and the librarian-led movement toward the use of open educational resources, including open textbooks, in the LIS pre-service and continuing professional education markets….”

 

Staff Associate, Division of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (ACI), Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), National Science Foundation (NSF)

“The Staff Associate is responsible for managing a range of issues concerning public access that require coordination across the Foundation. Within the framework established by the NSF Public Access Plan (NSF 15-52); The NSF Public Access Working Group, which is responsible for implementation of the Plan; and ongoing and concurrent policy developments, the incumbent will take a lead role in Foundation-wide and interagency activities, including the development and implementation of policies that enable public access to the outcomes of federally funded research. The Staff Associate reports to and works closely with the CISE/ACI Deputy Division Director. The Staff Associate will also work with the Public Access Working Group and assist the Office of the Director and other units in the Foundation (e.g., Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE)) on science and technology issues related to public access to the outcomes of federally funded research, as assigned….”

Manager of Institutional Repository

“The University of Cambridge is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced individual to work within the Office of Scholarly Communication as the Manager of Institutional Repository. The funding landscape in the UK now requires that the outputs of funded research, such as research articles, conference proceedings and supporting research data are made publicly available. The University’s DSpace repository houses the wide range of research outputs of the University, ranging from published articles and conference papers, through to datasets, theses, videos and molecules.

The post holder will work within the growing and friendly Office of Scholarly Communication at the University Library. He/she will manage the digital content of the institutional repository and provide assistance to end users, including advice relating to third party copyright issues. He/she will be also responsible for reviewing and where necessary, modifying, the structure of digital collections in the repository, as well as the organisation of various types of research outputs stored in the repository. The role holder will participate in the ongoing upgrades and integration of the repository within existing and future Library and University systems. This will involve consideration of workflows that increase efficiency and provide a positive experience for the users. The Manager of Institutional Repository will stay abreast of developments in discipline-specific and generic metadata standards, and technological advancements in digital curation and preservation….”

Call for Doctoral Research Assistant | Publishing @ SFU

“The Canadian Institute for Studies in Publishing at Simon Fraser University (Canada) is seeking a research assistant to conduct a literature review to assess current review, tenure, and promotion (RTP) practices at higher education institutions in the U.S. and Canada. The review will encompass topics in the higher education literature such as the application of traditional benchmarks of academic achievement (teaching, publication, and service) as promotion criteria, the effects the tenure decision-making process has on tenure-track and early career faculty, and how stated evaluation criteria differ from perceived criteria.”