[A2k] Research Job post re open publishing

Manon Ress manon.ress at keionline.org
Mon Nov 5 15:10:28 PST 2012

     University of Nottingham School of Law

    Research Fellow (Fixed Term)

    Reference: LSS316

    Closing Date: Monday, 3 December 2012

    Job Type: Research & Teaching

    Department: School of Law

    Salary £27,578 to £35,938 per annum, depending on skills &
experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to

    This full-time post will be offered for a fixed term contract for
a period of six months to commence as soon as possible.

    Applications are invited for a Research Fellow post to scope and
evaluate current theory and practice concerning models for open
publishing. The post is one of the research projects of the new Centre
for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy funded
by AHRC, EPSRC and ESRC (see www.create.ac.uk). The successful
candidate will produce a literature review which will engage with
intellectual, legal, and economic perspectives on open publishing and
will map the field of academic publishing in the UK and abroad,
drawing specifically upon the experiences of CREATe’s industry
partners as well as other initiatives such as SSRN, open source
software, and Creative Commons. The scoping study will identify any
meaningful gaps in the relevant literature with a view to developing
further research questions. The results of this scoping exercise will
then be presented to relevant industry and academic partners at a
workshop intended to assist in further developing the critical
research questions pertinent to open publishing.

    Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in law or other social
science subject, thorough knowledge of copyright law, and excellent
verbal and written communication skills. It is also desirable that the
successful candidate should have an undergraduate or postgraduate
degree or equivalent in law; a formal qualification (undergraduate or
postgraduate) that includes module(s) on copyright law, and experience
in working on publications in English in the field of copyright or
more broadly intellectual property law.

    The post may involve travelling to a number of locations around
the UK and in these instances expenses will be paid to the successful
candidate. The person appointed will not be required to be based
within the School of Law at the University of Nottingham, but must be
willing and able to attend meetings in the School, including at short

    Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Estelle Derclaye
by email. Please note that applications sent directly to this email
address will not be accepted.

    The candidate should also attach a cover letter of one A4 page
maximum explaining why they are interested in the position.

    More Details

    Information for candidates

    Apply Online


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