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Scholarly Communication Officer (Internal applicants only)

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Area:Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications
Work type:Full Time - Continuing
Location: St Lucia

The Library provides a range of services to its customers, maintaining traditional library services as well as implementing new technologies in service delivery and the provision of information skills programs to a variety of clients.  The Library pro-actively supports the University's learning, discovery and engagement strategies in a rapidly changing environment.

The Scholarly Communication and Repository Section (SCARS) contributes to research excellence at UQ. In partnership with the Library's Client Services, SCARS provides advice and support in a range of areas including citation metrics, scholarly publishing, open access, digitisation, repositories and research data management.

The role

As part of the Scholarly Publishing Team, the Scholarly Communication Officer collaborates with the Faculty Liaison teams to enhance The University of Queensland's (UQ's) education and research goals and to mentor and develop staff capability. The role promotes excellence in scholarly communication; delivers a broad range of high quality outreach, education and promotional services to support HDR (Higher Degree by Research) students and researchers; implements UQ's strategic plan and develops and implements the Library Operational Plan; and liaises with staff in designated organisational units to ensure that the Library is responsive to the research needs of the UQ community.

The person

Applicants should possess a relevant tertiary qualification and have either an awareness or demonstrated knowledge of current trends in research, learning and teaching, scholarly publishing and information resources development within an academic institution. The ability to provide outreach, educational and promotional services; including the development and delivery of workshops, seminars and online programs is critical for this role; as are strong presentation, interpersonal and communication skills. Applicants will have an ability to understand the information needs of researchers and analyse research output metrics; including citation pattern, and be highly competent in current technologies for the delivery of information services. Knowledge of publishing workflows and operational models will be highly regarded.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


The position of Scholarly Communication Officer is broad-banded HEW 5/6 position and appointment at HEW Level 5 or 6 will depend on the skills and experience of the applicant. The remuneration package will be in the range $64,597.80 - $79,964.50 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $70,734.59 - $93,558.47 p.a.).

Position Description

Scholarly Communication Officer_Position Description.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Dr. Elena Danilova, Manager, Scholarly Publishing on +61 7 3346 4194 or 

Important Information

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Covering Letter ("Statement of Claim")* - Maximum of three (3) A4 typed pages; and
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume^

*Your covering letter should clearly address the Abbreviated Selection Criteria included below; i.e. you do not need to address all of the Selection Criteria included within the Position Description, however please note in your cover letter which HEW level you are applying for and address the Abbreviated Selection Criteria accordingly.

The Abbreviated Selection Criteria to address for this role are:

  1. Outline your understanding of the current trends in research, learning and teaching in an academic institution.
  2. Explain how you would use your communication, interpersonal, teamwork, and organisational skills in this role.
  3. Discuss how you would use current technologies in this position.
  4. Discuss the importance of researchers to citation patterns, publishing workflows and funder requirements in their discipline. 
  5. Outline your experience in providing educational, outreach and promotional services to postgraduate and academic and research staff. 

^Please ensure your CV / Resume includes the details of two (2) professional referees. One of whom should be your current supervisor/manager. Ideally, a professional referee is someone:

  • whom you have reported to (direct supervisor/manager or manager once removed) within the last 18-24 months;
  • who can provide detailed feedback on your work performance; and/or
  • whom you have asked to be a referee for you.

For information about applying for this role, please refer to a Guide to Applying for a Role with Abbreviated Selection Criteria.

Close date: Monday, 26 March at 9:00 am Eastern Australian Standard time

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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