Grant Support and Scholarly Works Librarian (Librarian II/III) - Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) Library, located in Camden, NJ seeks creative and dynamic candidates for the position of Grant Support and Scholarly Works Librarian.  This position will provide medical reference and research support to all library users. In addition, they will provide training, instruction and technical support for the CMSRU Library electronic resources.

The library plays a central role in supporting the academic, research, and clinical enterprises of Cooper University Hospital and CMSRU, as well as its individual students, residents, faculty members, and staff. The library works closely with Campbell Library at Rowan University and RowanSOM Health Sciences Library colleagues on services and collections.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment; a proven capacity to work effectively in teams and building partnerships; and will be committed to engaging in scholarly activities and providing service to the university, the community, and the profession.

This full-time tenure-track AFT (American Federation of Teachers) librarian position will report to the CMSRU Library Director. The successful candidate for this position will be hired at the rank of Librarian II (AFT Range 26) or Librarian III (AFT Range 22).

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.  Rowan University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.​


Job Duties include but are not limited to:

Contribute to institution-wide efforts to increase both external funding and scholarly publications.

Coordinate the development and provide leadership of grant management at the CMSRU Library, including documentation of supporting materials, and monitoring throughout grant life cycle.

Provide search services and training to identify prospective grants and funding agencies.

Collaborate with University colleagues and broader Camden community organizations on joint grant proposals.

Collaborate with colleagues to provide instruction and services related to research data management, copyright, plagiarism, and scholarly communications, including Open Access publishing.

Provide consultations to institutional authors on self-archiving publications in the University’s Institutional Repository, Rowan Digital Works.

Develop and provide light and medium manuscript editing services similar to those described in the NIH Library Editing Services (

Provide medical reference and research support in a variety of formats to all library users including students, faculty, clinicians, and staff of CMSRU and the Cooper University Hospital.

Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness.

Serve on library committees, represent the library on University committees, and participate in relevant activities of state, regional and national organizations and associations.

Pursue appropriate presentation and publication opportunities expected of a library faculty member on the tenure track.

Required qualifications:

A Master degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS) from a library school accredited by the American Library Association (or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent) by the time employment commences.

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Strong scholarly or scientific writing and/or copy editing experience.

Experience with writing grants and grants management

Demonstrate initiative and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, both independently and collegially.

Evidence of a strong service commitment in a user-centered environment.

Flexibility and willingness to take on additional responsibilities as the needs of the library grow.

Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with conducting advanced database searching.

An undergraduate, graduate, or certificate degree in writing, English, journalism, communications, or related field.

Experience with LibGuides, LibChat, LibAnswers Springshare software.

Experiences with digital marketing and communications, such as social media

Experience providing instruction

Job Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 22, 2019
Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 19,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 90 public research universities and the 7th fastest growing research institution in the nation.
MLS or Library School Required: 
NJ County (If Applicable): 
Job Focus: 
At or above minimum NJLA salary guidelines.