Head of Content and Scholarly Communication

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Ref: RP749-738

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The Head of Content and Scholarly Communication will lead the planning for and implementation of the UAEU Libraries' collection development and scholarly communication strategies, policy setting, and the evaluation, promotion, and management of online and physical collections.


Minimum Qualification
Master's degree from ALA (American Library Association) accredited program or its international equivalent;

Preferred Qualification
An advanced degree in another subject discipline is highly desirable.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
Minimum of five years of experience in an academic or research library with responsibilities in the areas of collection development, research support or senior library management. Experience with copyright and intellectual rights management, and a thorough understanding of academic publishing issues and trends in scholarly communication.

About the Company

Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling about 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.

As a research-intensive university of international stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked the number one research university in the GCC, number two in the Arab World, and #370 globally.

UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand. UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.

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