Our excellent and scholarly friend Professor Estelle Derclaye
is looking for a Research Fellow to do a literature review on open publishing. Details are available here
but, if the effort of clicking through is too strenuous for you, the details are reproduced below:
University of Nottingham School of Law
Research Fellow (Fixed Term)
Closing Date: Monday, 3 December 2012
Job Type: Research & Teaching
Department: School of Law
£27,578 to £35,938 per annum, depending on skills & experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
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 notice.
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.
Information for candidates
"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."
The gravy train rolls on.
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