Fellowship: MPublishing at the University of Michigan Library

MPublishing at the University of Michigan Library seeks applications from postdoctoral candidates in the humanities for a two-year position that focuses on digital scholarship and publishing. The MPublishing CLIR Fellowship will provide an opportunity for an ambitious and curious Ph.D. recipient in the humanities to develop skills and experience as a publishing professional in an innovative library-based scholarly communication environment.
Reporting to the Head of Publishing Services Outreach, the Fellow will assist with articulating, developing, and promoting publishing needs and publishing models. Specific activities may include:

  • Researching publishing needs for the digital humanities and humanities publishing through surveys, listening sessions, and other research methods; implementing new products and/or services based on research
  • Facilitating the promotion and outreach of MPublishing to campus and beyond through a variety of media and audiences
  • Working with faculty and MPublishing staff to produce online scholarly journals and book series

While the CLIR fellow will work on a range of publishing initiatives, this fellowship will be of particular interest to those who are interested in alternative academic career paths in higher education; emerging models and modes of scholarly communication and publishing; and dynamic new roles for libraries and university presses. This position will be a good match for Fellows with abilities and interests in digital technology and media. The Fellow will participate in national meetings with other CLIR fellows.
About MPublishing: http://lib.umich.edu/mpub.
MPublishing is the hub of scholarly publishing and copyright expertise at the University of Michigan, a part of the U-M’s dynamic and innovative University Library. MPublishing brings together the expertise of librarians, publishers, and technologists to support scholarly communication. Amongst its ongoing projects are digitalculturebooks, partnership with The Open Humanities Press, and the publication of The Journal of Electronic Publishing. Salary and benefits package comparable to an appointment at the level of Assistant Librarian.