Scholarly Communications Research Assistant

Scholarly Communications Research Assistant

The University Libraries Scholarly Communications Office seeks qualified applicants for a 15 hr/wk Research Assistant position. The Office provides guidance, policy development, and advocacy to faculty, students, and staff on copyright and fair use, authors’ rights, privacy rights, open access, and other information policy issues important to the creation and use of scholarly material. The RA will gain experience with project management, community outreach, and research skills. In addition, there will be opportunities for the RA to deepen their knowledge and competencies in scholarly communications, by proposing and developing relevant special projects.

The position is available August 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019 with a salary of $1,002.31 per month. There is also the possibility of continuing the position through the summer 2019 and beyond. This position may qualify for additional benefits. Applicants must be enrolled as a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 Primary Responsibilities

  • Assistance with regular outreach and communications through social media outlets
  • Assistance with complex research projects
  • Creating, updating, and revising website content
  • Assistance with the creation of educational content in a variety of media
  • Project management and implementation
  • General office tasks, such as data entry and PDF editing

Desired Qualifications

  • Interest in and some experience with open access and copyright– joint JD/MLS student encouraged
  • General and legal research skills
  • Experience with outreach and communication through social media and other dissemination outlets
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills
  • Attention to detail and the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • General knowledge of office procedures, reception, and office management
  • Solid time management skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, manage multiple tasks, and focus on individual responsibilities
  • Demonstrated ability in the use of information technologies and familiarity with Windows Office applications (especially Word and Excel), Adobe Creative Suite, email, Internet and online resources

To Apply

Review of applications will begin June 25th, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Jennifer Solomon

SUBJ: Research Assistant

jsolomon@unc.edu